Oxford High School for Girls GDST
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
About Oxford High School for Girls GDST
Oxford High School is an independent, non-denominational, all-through school for girls without nursery and with sixth form, situated in three sites in Summertown, North Oxford. It is one of 26 members of the GDST (Girls’ Day School Trust), meaning it is governed by the council and operates according to the trust’s policy. The school provides 906 places for primary, secondary and sixth-form students aged 4-19.
Oxford High School was founded in 1875 and is the oldest girls' school in the city. Until recently it accepted boys into its junior school, but is now girls-only.
Mrs Marina Gardiner Legge
Values and Vision
Oxford High believes it balances academic rigour with the chance for girls to explore their creativity and adventurous side, resulting in an encouraging and vibrant school full of high-achieving girls. As with other GDST schools, it aims to be an educational institution that shows principles, boldness, a strong network community and a girls-first attitude.
“The quality of pupils’ achievements is exceptional. Oxford High School is highly successful in meeting its aim to encourage girls to be ambitious in all areas of life and has fully met the recommendation from the previous inspection to maintain the high standards of learning and personal development. Pupils reach very high standards in their GCSE, International GCSE and A-level examinations and in the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), and most are successful in achieving their first choice of course at highly selective universities.”