Headington School

Headington School is a leading day and boarding school for girls aged three to 18. Set in 23 acres just a mile from Oxford city centre, facilities include a brand new, state-of-the-art library built in 2016, a first class Music School and a purpose-built 240-seat Theatre.

The Art School contains four art studios and a photography darkroom. In April 2015 a multimillion pound Dance and Fitness Centre was completed including a fully equipped gym, training rooms and a large dance studio equipped with a Harlequin dance floor. Other sports facilities include a floodlit all-weather pitch, sports hall and a light and airy 25 m indoor pool. In September 2021, a new Creativity & Innovation Centre, the Hive, will open, providing a new home for Fine Art, Sculpture, Photography, and Fashion Textiles, as well as a hub for cross-curricular learning with a focus on sustainability, enterprise and technology.

An education at Headington prepares girls for every aspect of life. The School’s results regularly place it among the top schools in the country, with girls going on to study at top universities around the world. As well as offering an extremely broad curriculum with more than 20 subjects offered throughout the Lower and Middle Schools and a choice of nearly 30 A Level subjects in the Sixth Form, the School offers an excellent extra-curricular programme, with more than 150 clubs and activities to choose from including Languages, Drama, Dance, CCF and student-led societies such as Amnesty international and FemSoc. Girls carry on with PE into the Sixth Form, and partake in a wide range of sports from Fencing and Equestrian to Cheerleading and Football.

There are currently over 45 different nationalities represented throughout the School, reflecting Oxford’s diverse make-up.

Headington girls are intellectually curious, emotionally confident, kind and considerate to each other and to adults. Teaching is second to none, and we pride ourselves on adding value. Typically girls do at least a grade better in their GCSEs and one and a half grades better at A Level, compared with their assessed potential in Year 7. In the Sixth Form they are given leadership responsibilities and gain experience doing everything from running their own company to acting as representatives for their house. Our rowers compete at the highest level, with the School consistently triumphing at the National Schools’ Regatta, making Headington one of the UK’s top rowing schools.

Essentials

  • Head Mrs Caroline Jordan
  • Mrs Caroline Jordan
  • Age range 3 - 18
  • Day / Boarding
    • Day
    • Full Boarding
    • Weekly Boarding
    • Flexi Boarding
  • Religious affiliation Church of England
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
  • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term) September 2020 - July 2020
  • Prep/Junior School
    • £3,205 - £4,880 per term
  • Senior School
    • £6,090 - £12,210 per term
  • Sixth Form
    • £6,635 - £13,395 per term
  • Find out more about fees >
  • Exams
    • Exams
    • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
    • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term)
    • Fees (per term) September 2020 - July 2020
    • Prep/Junior School
      • £3,205 - £4,880 per term
    • Senior School
      • £6,090 - £12,210 per term
    • Sixth Form
      • £6,635 - £13,395 per term
    • Find out more about fees >

Bursaries & Scholarships

Bursaries are available for local day girls living within a 26 mile radius of Headington and joining the Senior School at 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form
Bursaries are awarded to girls who would benefit from a Headington education but whose families would otherwise be unable to afford it. They are offered on a sliding scale, based on each individual family’s financial circumstances. Please note these are entirely distinct from our scholarship programme, which is solely based on merit.

We are always oversubscribed and unfortunately it is not possible to offer support to all those who apply. We regret we are unable to offer financial assistance for boarding places or for the Prep School.

At Headington, we celebrate achievement in all areas. To recognise and reward some of the exceptional girls who come to our school, we offer a range of different scholarships at 11+, 13+ and 16+.

We currently offer scholarships to internal and external applicants in the following areas: Academic, Art, Dance, Drama, Music and Sport.
Being awarded a scholarship is considered a great achievement, and awards are made to recognise enthusiasm, excellence and the potential to be a leader in the scholar’s area of expertise.

Most scholarships do not provide any fee reduction or financial award, although there are a small number of special academic and music scholarships available to the highest achieving candidates at 11+, 13+ and 16+ entry.

In addition to the scholarship assessments, candidates will be expected to pass the appropriate school entrance examinations.

All scholarships continue throughout the scholar’s time at the school, provided the recipient remains enthusiastic and committed to the field in which they have been recognised, and maintains the standards of excellence against which the award is offered.

While girls may also apply for financial assistance through our bursary programme, scholarships are awarded solely based on merit as a mark of distinction and an opportunity to further develop potential rather than to help fund a Headington education.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Drama scholarships
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Music scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sport scholarships

Film

Headington School - To a Different Beat

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