Our Lady's Abingdon - OLA

If you can’t wait for our September 21st Open Morning, please feel free to contact Admissions to arrange an individual tour on a date and time to suit your family, admissions@ola.org.uk. 

We are proud to be in the TOP SCHOOL GUIDE LEAGUE TABLES’ top 100 Schools for A-Level Value-Added where students achieved the highest grade improvement measuring student progress together with exam achievement.

Day School
Welcoming all faiths & none

Welcome to OLA

Catholic Independent Co-educational Day School for 7–18s welcoming all faiths and none.

Founded in 1860 by the Sisters of Mercy, OLA has been a beacon of Oxfordshire education ever since. We are a small, co-educational, independent day school for pupils aged 7 to 18, offering a highly successful, fun and innovative learning experience within a happy and friendly community. This leads our pupils to achieve some exceptional academic results, guided as they are throughout their time at the school by our caring and dedicated teachers.

Read the Head’s welcome here.

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Lower School

Our Lower School is a small, friendly school with a strong sense of community and fun. We welcome boys and girls aged 7 to 11, of all faiths and none.

We offer a distinctive and successful combination of key factors which together create our unique caring and nurturing OLA environment that helps our pupils achieve more.


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Senior School

OLA Senior School provides an inspiring, vibrant and well-ordered environment for boys and girls aged 11 to 18, welcoming children of all faiths and none.

We offer a distinctive and successful combination of key factors which create our unique environment.  Our education is holistic, meaning that, as well as ensuring that children flourish academically, we also foster in them the values they will need for life beyond the classroom.


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OLA 6th

OLA 6th is a unique place. Our strapline is ‘Achieve More’ and throughout five and a half terms we offer our students the opportunity to develop their own set of transferable skills in order to do just that.

We prepare students with a strong foundation from which to embrace the challenges of their future and within the modern workplace.

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