Basic Information & Location
Headington School set on a secluded 23 acre site of green space and sports fields – central Oxford can be reached with just a short walk. The school’s main strength lies in its understanding of, and desire to cater for, the needs of each individual pupil.
Headington is committed to providing a stimulating, enriching and empowering education for all pupils. They want each student to develop an enquiring mind and the confidence to tackle new things. Their goal is that each girl will achieve beyond her expectations and become independent in her thinking and learning.
The School sees an impressive percentage of its pupils progress to Oxbridge. Upwards of 30 A-level subjects, as well as the International Baccalaureate, enable each pupil to engage in and hone her preferred skills and interests.
Boarding / Pastoral Care
Full, weekly and occasional boarding options are offered to girls from the age of 9. The school’s forward-thinking ongoing development programme delivers a host of top-quality facilities, including the Diamond Building housing 13 classrooms with ICT facilities for each subject, a state-of-the-art Music School possessing teaching rooms, rehearsal spaces and recording and electronics studios, as well as a 260-seat professional theatre which sees a host of productions held throughout the school year. Headington’s carefully integrated system of pastoral care ensures that each student’s academic progress and general well being are monitored throughout their time at Headington.
Over 60 extracurricular activities are organised each week, from Combined Cadet Force to photography and from cheerleading to debating. Musicians and drama students regularly tour within the UK and overseas, whilst there are ample opportunities for budding artists to be creative in the School’s purpose-built Art School. Around 70 girls play sports at county level and beyond, with seven county champion sides at Headington. A Run Your Own Company scheme provides competition for future entrepreneurs; while a range of fundraising projects including World Challenge keep good-hearted pupils occupied.