Our Lady's Abingdon - Visits, Taster Days, Experience Days & Open Events

Visits, Taster Days, Experience Days & Open Events

Open Mornings

If you would like to visit OLA to see us in action register for one of our Open Mornings. An Open Morning gives you the opportunity to tour the school and meet staff and pupils. Everyone is welcome. Pre-event registration is required. You can find out when our next Open Morning is happening by clicking the button below.

Find out more about our next Open Morning

OLA 6th Open Events

We offer two Sixth Form Open Evenings each year to help students and their parents discover more about OLA 6th and our A-level courses. Click the button below to find out more.

OLA 6th Open Events

Experience Days & Taster Days

Making the right decision on the best school for your child is a very important issue for parents. To help, OLA provides Experience Days and Taster Days for children and their parents to experience what a school day at OLA is all about.

At an OLA Experience Day, on a Saturday, children can try a wide range of activities, meet our teachers and make new friends.  We provide Experience Days for Year 2 and 3 children considering entry into Year 3 and 4 in our Lower School and for Year 5 children considering entry into Year 7 in our Senior School.

At an OLA Taster Day, on a normal school day, children can join in on actual classes, meet the teachers and make new friends, to find out what a day in the life of an OLA pupil is really like. We provide Taster Days for Years 2 and 3 children considering entry into Year 3 and 4 at OLA.

UK University Fair | Wed 14th Sept

The fair is an opportunity for pupils and students from Years 10 to UVI to meet with university admissions and talk through their options 1:1.

The key benefit is that they can meet and discuss their options with universities directly instead of attending open days. It is a fantastic way to evaluate their choices and help them make decisions about their future. For Year 10, it gets them thinking about their decisions as early as possible. For Y11, it helps them ensure they are selecting relevant A-Level options. For LVI and UVI, it is valuable in helping them research and refine their final UCAS options.

Universities that have confirmed so far include:
• Cardiff
• Newcastle
• Northampton
• Nottingham
• Reading
• Oxford Brookes
• Leeds
• Sheffield
• Southampton

Individual Meetings

If our Open Morning/Evening, dates/times are not convenient for you a private visit can be arranged.

In the Lower School visits include a guided tour of the school by Mrs Fairbairn, the Head of Lower School, and a follow-up meeting with her to address any queries or questions that may arise.

In the Senior School, an individual visit to the school involves a tour of the school with the Admissions Team and then some time spent with the Principal.

For OLA 6th, a visit includes a guided tour of the school with the Admissions Team and then some time spent with our Head of OLA 6th or our Principal.

The tour and the subsequent meeting take approximately one hour. Individual visits can normally be arranged any day during term time.

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