The school warmly welcomes contact with its past pupils. The school is known to many of our alumni as Our Lady’s Convent School (OLC), its former name before becoming Our Lady’s Abingdon School (OLA). Whichever school you attended we would love to reconnect with you. Below you can find details of all of the ways you can do this:

  • Join us on Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Share your school story with our current parents and pupils
  • Find out about forthcoming alumni reunions

Stay in touch!

OLA has an alumni page on Facebook and an alumni portal on LinkedIn to help former classmates stay in touch with each other and with the school. You can follow/join these pages using the buttons below.

To join the OLA alumni portal on LinkedIn go to the education section of your LinkedIn profile and your entry for the time spent with us. Edit your entry in the school field. Start to type in Our Lady’s Abingdon School and select it from the drop down that appears. To complete the process, go to our school page and follow us.

On our LinkedIn school page you will also see in the left-hand menu option (if using a laptop/pc) Alumni. If you click on this you can see all other alumni who have connected with us.

Share Your Story

We encourage our alumni to share how their time at OLA/OLC prepared them for the career they are now pursuing.

These stories are publicised through our parent eNewsletter and our social media channels and provide alumni with the opportunity to briefly showcase any service they now offer.

Stories should be no longer than 200 words and focus primarily on the preparation received at OLA/OLC. A high-resolution picture taken in a business setting should be included. Pictures should be taken landscape. Send your story and picture to

OLA 160th Anniversary Celebration
NEW DATE: Saturday 17 April 2021

2020 marks 160 years since the founding of the OLA school by the Sisters of Mercy in 1860. This anniversary year was meant to culminate in a day of celebration on Saturday 5 September 2020. However, owing to Covid restrictions, the event was cancelled and has been rescheduled for Saturday 17 April 2021.

All OLA alumni and families are invited to this very special day. Entry to the celebration is by ticket only.

To register for your free entry ticket, click on the registration link below. Lunch will be available on the day at a cost of £5 per head for everyone over age 11. All younger guests will lunch free. Full details of the programme will be sent to you six weeks prior to the event.   

We look forward to welcoming you back to OLA in 2021.


All tickets available for our 160th Anniversary have now been taken up. A waiting list registration is available on the button below. If tickets become available you will be notified.