Headington School is a short walk from central Oxford and highly accessible from the M40 motorway, the main A34 road and major international airports. The School is set on a secluded 23 acre site of green space and sports fields. The Prep School, a Victorian villa with woodlands and playing fields, is within the vicinity of the main school.
Prospective pupils and their parents are welcomed by the School by appointment at any time. Termly open days are held for the Prep School, Senior School and Sixth Form. Academic scholarships are awarded at 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form, while scholarships are available for girls who are talented in art, music, sport or drama.
Headington’s main strength lies is its understanding of, and desire to cater for, the needs of each individual pupil. The School sees an impressive percentage of its pupils progress to Oxbridge. Full, weekly and occasional boarding options are offered to girls from the age of 9. Upwards of 30 A-level subjects, as well as the International Baccalaureate, enable each pupil to engage in and hone her preferred skills and interests. Over 60 extracurricular activities are organised each week, from Combined Cadet Force to photography and from cheerleading to debating.
Breadth of opportunity
Musicians and drama students regularly tour within the UK and overseas, whilst there are ample opportunities for budding artists to be creative in the School’s purpose-built Art School. Around 70 girls play sports at county level and beyond, with seven county champion sides at Headington. The fencing and equestrian teams compete to a high level nationally while Headington’s rowers represent England and Great Britain at the highest international level. A Run Your Own Company scheme provides competition for future entrepreneurs; while a range of fundraising projects including World Challenge keep good-hearted pupils occupied.
Headington’s forward-thinking ongoing development programme delivers a host of top-quality facilities, with a range of projects completed over the past few years. These include the Diamond Building, opened in 2012, which houses 13 classrooms with ICT facilities for each subject. A state-of-the-art Music School has also been constructed, possessing teaching rooms, rehearsal spaces and recording and electronics studios. The 260-seat professional theatre sees a host of productions held throughout the school year. The School also has a glass-faced dining hall, whilst refurbished boarding houses and modern science labs further depict Headington’s commitment to supplying the best opportunities for all its pupils.
A new dance and fitness centre is due to be constructed by September 2015, to hold a brand-new gym and a large training room for the School’s boat club. A new project was completed in September 2013 at the Prep School which has developed existing facilities and created new work spaces, including specialist art and design technology facilities, a new performance space, and expanded music facilities.