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Headington School

Headington School

London Road, Oxford, OX3 7TD, UK

+44 (0)1865 759100



Headington School
School type Girls' Day & Boarding
Founded 1915
Status Private
Headmistress Mrs Caroline Jordan
Language of Instruction English
Girls Age Range 11-18
Number of sixth formers 250
Number of Senior School 800
Senior Day £5,884 - £6,417 per term
Senior Boarding £8,005 - £12,762 per term
Prep £3,105 - £4,695 per term
Average Class Size Depends on age
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Mr James Stephenson
Associations BSA, AGBIS, IAPS, HMC, IB, GSA

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. A major refurbishment and extension of the Sixth Form Centre is due to be completed in early 2019. Other facilities include an award-winning library, complete with 'sonic chairs' where girls can listen to music or lectures without disturbing their neighbours and interactive tables for group working, a state-of-the-art Music School, a purpose-built 240-seat Theatre, light and airy Art School and spacious Dance and Fitness Centre, which features a fully-equipped gym, training rooms and a large dance studio.


A top 10 IB UK school, Headington's results regularly place it among the top schools in the country, with girls going on to study at top universities around the world. Headington offers an extremely broad curriculum with a choice of 30 A Level subjects or IB in the Sixth Form. A growing number of girls opt for IB each year with great results. The average points score, out of a perfect 45, is consistently above 38 with our 2018 results seeing it reach 38.5. More than half our girls scored 40 points or more in 2018 with one of our candidates scoring the maximum 45.


With inspirational Oxford on its doorstep, Headington girls benefit from the city's fantastic museums, art galleries, theatres, restaurants and cafes. The Dreaming Spires of Oxford have inspired countless famous writers while 27 British Prime Ministers, at least 30 international leaders, 50 Nobel Prize winners and 120 Olympic medal winners boast an Oxford education. Today girls can take advantage of a host of academic events such as thought-provoking and challenging talks, lectures and workshops both in school and in the historic colleges, meeting and learning from experts in their field.

Beyond the classroom

Headington also offers an excellent extra-curricular programme, with more than 150 clubs and activities to choose. In the Sixth Form girls are given leadership responsibilities and gain experience doing everything from running clubs to leading expeditions. There are currently over 45 different nationalities represented throughout the School, reflecting Oxford's culturally and ethnically diverse make-up.

An education at Headington prepares girls for every aspect of life. Headington girls are intellectually curious, emotionally confident, kind and considerate to each other and to adults.