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Headington School Oxford

Headington School Oxford

London Road, Oxford, OX3 7TD, Oxfordshire

+44 (0)1865 759100



Headington School Oxford
School type Girls' Day & Boarding
Founded 1915
Headmistress Mrs Caroline Jordan
Girls Age Range 11-18 years
Day fees per annum £6,210 - £6,760 per term
Boarding £8,445 - £13,655 per term
Prep £3,270 - £4,975 per term
Average Class Size Depends on age
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Associations BSA, GSA, ISC, AGBIS, IB

Headington is a highly successful day and boarding school in Oxford for 800 girls aged 11-18 with a Preparatory School for 250 girls aged 3-11 occupying its own site just across the road. The School offers girls an unrivalled opportunity to pursue academic, sporting and artistic excellence in a caring and nurturing environment.

Founded in 1915 and set in 23 acres of playing fields and gardens, the superb facilities provide the perfect backdrop for teaching and learning that extends way beyond the classroom and curriculum. Headington encourages participation in all aspects of sport and culture, teamwork and leadership, challenging girls to discover and explore their own potential and achieve more than they thought possible.

Consistently in the premier league of academic schools in the UK, life at Headington is about much more than exam results. Through the sheer breadth of subjects and activities at Headington, the School aims to educate the complete individual, giving girls the confidence and self-awareness to compete, contribute and succeed at school, university and in their adult lives.


Headington offers a superb range of facilities to support and enhance learning.

These include a state-of-the-art Music School complete with recording studio, 240-seat professional theatre, light and airy Art School, Dance and Fitness Centre, Swimming Pool and award-winning Library. The School recently completed an update to our Sixth Form Centre and a new Creativity and Innovation Centre is due to open in September 2021.

Outside the classroom

Around 150 extra-curricular activities take place every week. A wide choice of subjects, sports, interests and hobbies including such diverse pastimes as Debating and Robotics, Cheerleading and CCF.

Headington offers a genuinely inclusive approach to sport and encourages each girl to enjoy sport at the level that suits her. Girls can choose from more than 30 different sporting activities, from Athletics to Zumba. The School enjoys national success in a wide range of sports including Fencing, Rowing, Cross Country, Swimming and Equestrian.

Around 450 individual music lessons take place each week while the School has four orchestras, three choirs and numerous ensembles.

There is a busy programme of productions in our Theatre each year and girls become involved in all aspects of theatre, from writing and producing their own plays, to lighting, costume and make up.

A huge range of dance options are on offer, from Ballet to Street Dance and Contemporary. As well as annual Dance Shows, the Headington Dance Company competes in local and national competitions.


Headington has always been a boarding school and just over a quarter of the School board with us today. The four boarding houses provide the girls with a 'home from home' where, supported by a team of highly experienced staff, they learn to develop into mature and independent young people. Many boarders come from the UK and the School is also very proud of its international boarding community, made up of more than 30 nationalities from all over the world. Girls can choose between full, weekly or half-weekly boarding.