Open Morning

No Entrance Examination for September 21 and 22 Entry

OLA has announced that this year there will be no written entrance examination for entry to OLA Senior School.

Assessment will be based on an online admissions interview, school report and school reference.

Read the full press release

Visit the OLA 24/7 Virtual Open Morning

The OLA Virtual Open Morning is available 24/7 and provides an introduction to all aspects of our school including access to recorded tours of the school filmed just before the School moved to remote learning at the end of March this year. To access our Virtual Open Morning please register below.

Register for the OLA 24/7 Virtual Open Morning

Face to Face Mornings


Covid measures permitting, we are hoping to run face to face Whole School Open Mornings in 2021:

Saturday 25 September, 10.00am-12.30pm
Wednesday 24 November, 9.30-11.30am

Pre-event registration is required for all events. Please click the button below to register your details. If you have any questions about our Open Mornings please email

Why should you come to an OLA Open Morning?

If you are considering independent education for your child, OLA offers a highly successful fun and innovative learning experience in a happy and friendly community for pupils aged 7 to 18.

Located close to Abingdon town centre, we provide transport to school for pupils from locations across South Oxfordshire making it easy to be part of our family.

What makes OLA different?

OLA’s success comes from a combination of six factors which create the unique OLA learning adventure. Each child embarks on a journey that uncovers their full potential and nurtures them to achieve, enabling them to thrive both academically and as a person.

Small school:

With under 400 pupils in total, OLA offers everyone the possibility of representing the school or just simply enjoying a wide range of confidence-developing activities, including sport, drama, music, academic competitions and other chances to thrive, such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Small classes:

We have a very high teacher to pupil ratio, meaning our class sizes are smaller than you will find elsewhere. OLA provides a more individual learning experience that fully nurtures academic potential.

Fun and innovative learning:

Helps pupils to be fully engaged in the academic life of the school leading to exam results that regularly exceed baseline predications. Read about our GCSE and A-level exam success.

Highly praised pastoral care:

Our staff work closely alongside our pupils to encourage, motivate and support each child, helping them to grow as confident, successful and happy individuals.

Family community:

OLA encourages an open dialogue between home and school through a range of effective channels.

Catholic Christian ethos:

This is the foundation of everything we do, creating the family community so valued by OLA parents. The school accepts children of all faiths and none and helps them aspire to such values as integrity, compassion, openness, forgiveness, reconciliation, co-operation and courage.

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Every Friday during term time OLA issues an eNewsletter for parents, pupils and staff. To sign up click the button below.  You can also browse through our most recent eNewsletters to discover pupil activities, achievements and more!