Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
About Headington School
Headington is a leading day and boarding school for girls aged 3-18, set in a green 23-acre site located a mile from Oxford city centre.
It is a place where girls are given the opportunities to grow and develop their strengths and talents, whatever they may be, partnering academic excellence with superlative pastoral care and extra-curricular activities. While academically selective, girls are selected on potential and many achieve far beyond their predictions on entry. The focus is on providing a well-rounded education, with fantastic teaching and learning complemented by exciting, inspiring and challenging opportunities outside the classroom.
Headington’s results regularly place it among the top schools in the country at GCSE, A Level and IB. The School offers an extremely broad curriculum, with over 20 subjects to choose from at GCSE and a choice of 30 subjects across A Level and IB in the Sixth Form. Girls benefit from proximity to Oxford’s two universities with a wide-ranging programme of speakers, lectures and visits involving experts and specialists from Oxford and Oxford Brookes.
Around 150 different extra-curricular activities are on offer each week, featuring academic enrichment, creative arts, sport, dance, performing arts and leadership and enrichment.
The School is rated excellent in all areas by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. The School, which has over 1,000 pupils across the prep and senior schools, has a thoroughly international and culturally diverse outlook, with more than 45 different nationalities represented. Around one in four of the 800 Senior School girls board and there are opportunities for staff to become involved in the boarding life of the School alongside their day to day roles.