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Headington School, Oxford

School Name: Headington School, Oxford
Location: Headington Road, Oxford, OX3 0BL, England, United Kingdom
Founded Year: 1915
Religion: Church of England
Type: Girls
Boarding Age: 9-18
Year Group: Pre-School - Year 13
No. of Students: 1018
No. of Boarders: 262
School Facilities:
Entry Requirement:

60% at Common Entrance Examination (UK)

Sixth Form Entry Requirement:
A Level or for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma - entrance exams in November.
Extracurricular Activities:
  • Headington offers over 50 different extracurricular activities ranging from sport to the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Headington's Combined Cadet Force is one of only four all girls contingents in the
  • Headington girls currently compete in Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Fencing, Hockey, Netball, Rounders, Rowing, Swimming and Tennis.

Contact Details
Director of Admissions:
Oxford, OX3 7TD, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1865 759 100

The School

  • The school has embarked on a series of building projects in the past fi fteen years.
  • Beginning with the Art Department, the professional-standard Theatre at Headington (2002), Napier Boarding House (2003), a large Dining Hall (2005), and most recently the new Music School, which opened in 2009.
  • There are 23 acres of grounds and playing fi elds, tennis courts, swimming pool and a fl oodlit Astroturf pitch.
  • The school also owns a boat club. It is one of the few schools in the country to offer equestrian facilities.
  • The introduction of the International Baccalaurate as an alternative to A-levels in the Sixth Form.
  • With more than 30 nationalities represented within the Senior School alone, Headington provides a genuinely international community.
  • The Good Schools Guide (UK) called Headington "A delightful school, [which] nurtures and entertains its pupils while at the same time achieving excellent academic results. [It is] fun and stimulating to be at."


  • Please contact the Admission Offi ce directly by email, by post or visit the School website for latest information.

Boarding Houses

  • Headington offers both full-time, part-time or flex-boarding to girls aged 9 and above.
  • Approximately one third of its pupils are boarders.
  • The boarding houses provide a melting pot of infl uences from Europe, Africa, Asia and America.
  • They are grouped by years and reside in four boarding  houses.
    - Davenport: U2 (Year 5) to U4 (Year 9)
    - Hillstow: U4 to L6 (Year 12)
    - Napier: L5 (Year 10) to L6
    - Celia Marsh: L6 & U6 (Sixth Form)

GCSE Subjects

  • Art, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Classic, Design and Technology, Economics, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern languages, Physics, Science school, Music, Theology

GCE AL Subject Choice

  • Art, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Design Technology, Economics, English, French, Geography, German, Greek, History, Latin, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music, Philosophy & Theology, Physics, Russian, Spanish

2012/13 Boarding Fees# (GBP£) Per Term (3 Terms Per Year)


Remark: #Inclusive of tuition fees but exclusive of miscellaneous fees, such as uniform, extracurricular activities

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