About

St Helen and St Katharine has a rich history. The archives tell the story of the School’s past from its origins as a school for 11 pupils aged 4 to 17 in 1903, through the merger with St Katharine’s School in Wantage in 1938 to the present day.

Material includes school magazines, photographs, uniform, equipment, prospectuses and event programmes.

The Digital Archive provides access to items from the collection which have been digitised and currently includes copies of all school magazines, dating back to the first St Katharine’s School magazine in 1894, the first St Helen’s School magazine in 1908, and the magazines of the merged school of St Helen and St Katharine from 1939. The entire collection of full school photographs can be viewed, including a function to zoom on individual faces. Further items available to be viewed include prospectus’, drama programmes, videos, audio clips and much more.

We will continue to upload new items including more photographs and publications, as well as video and audio clips so watch this space!

If you are an Alumna of St Helen and St Katharine you can automatically access the Digital Archives via the SHSK Society Network at www.shsksociety.org.uk

If you are not an Old Girl of St Helen and St Katharine and you wish to be granted access to the SHSK Digital Archives please contact the School Archivist, Mrs Georgina Blackmore – gblackmore@shsk.org.uk

The original archives are housed in the Jean Duffield Library within the School. To arrange an appointment to view the St Helen and St Katharine Archives please contact the School Archivist/Curator.

In order to enrich our collection we are always grateful for donations of relevant material. We want the archives to tell the stories of Old Girls and former staff, so if you have any items from your, or a relative's time, at St Helen and St Katharine please email the School Archivist/Curator.