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Stevensons’ uniform shop re-opens!

Stevensons Oxford Re-opening Leaflet Final

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French Day and French play

French Day kicked off with an assembly by the Year 12 French students about French heritage, which was the theme for the event this year. This was followed up with interactive quizzes about French culture and heritage during French lessons.

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A remarkable woman – OHS alumna

“Dear Oxford High, I  came across this book on a shelf in my parents’ house. My lovely great Aunt Dorothy died many years ago. She lived in North Oxford all her life and after losing her young man in the First

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Charities Fair!

Led by the Oxford High Sixth Form Prefects, our inaugural Charities Fair took place this week with a packed Dining Hall of pupils and parents from all three OHS sites  (and lots of staff – clearly the lure of cakes and

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Year 1 visit the Story Museum

Year 1 explored the Story Museum in Oxford on 24th January.  They were excited by some of the inventive exhibits such as the big storytelling chair and the huge bed.  Additionally, they practised their storytelling skills by creating their own

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Alumnae on Radio Four

Hear three amazing OHS alumnae talk about their lives and influences in BBC Radio Four Woman’s Hour’s The Chain – MM McCabe, Miriam Margolyes and Elizabeth Hodgkin.

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Year 3 – Sheldonian Theatre visit

Year 3 visit the Sheldonian Theatre  Girls in Year 3 attended the schools’ concert performed by Oxford County Youth Orchestra in the beautiful surroundings of the Sheldonian Theatre. They were treated to a varied programme of music ranging from Star

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Announcement about the Head of Oxford High

Please click here to read a message from the Chief Executive of the Girls’ Day School Trust, Cheryl Giovannoni Announcement about the Head of Oxford High School

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Congratulations to the Junior School Chamber Choir

Choir Success! We are delighted to announce that the Chamber Choir have got through to the final round of the GDST junior choir competition. They will be heading to the Cadogan Hall, London on March 15th for the final. For

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Reception present ‘A Little Bird Told Me’

Reception’s first performance at the Junior School was ‘A Little Bird Told Me’ by Sha Armstrong, in which Robin and friends tell the story of the Nativity.  The girls impressed everyone with their enthusiastic acting and singing, leaving the audience well

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Christmas Concerts at the Junior School

KS1 girls delighted us with a sparkling selection of seasonal songs. Their astonishing ability to learn so many songs in a short time and to perform with such confidence and feeling gave a splendid start to the festive season. KS2

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Juvenes Translatores 2016

Five of our Sixth Form linguists took part in the EU translating competition Juvenes Translatores. The theme this year was ‘The Art and Craft of Translation’ and the winners will be announced in February 2017. The girls enjoyed the chance

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OHS launches FA community football programme

Oxford High is working with local Oxfordshire primary school teachers to provide a FA coaching sessions and girls’ football fixtures as part of the FA Primary Teachers Award. The initiative is part of a new Oxford High programme of outreach training and support

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Year 6 Robotic Workshop

On Wednesday, Year 6 put their engineering brains into gear as they took part in a Lego robotics workshop. The sessions were run by Junior STEM, who showed the girls how to create Lego models incorporating motors and motion sensors.

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OHS and Radley College partner to teach Mandarin

Oxford High School and Radley College are putting teaching of the Chinese language on the agenda for state schools across Oxfordshire, with the opening of a new Oxford Swire Chinese Language Centre, which will broaden the reach of Chinese teaching

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Oxford High hosts the GDST Rally

Oxford High School hosted the GDST Rally again this year. Girls from 22 GDST schools competed across four sites in Under 11 Netball, Under 15 Hockey and Year 7-13 Swimming.  The OHS girls competed well throughout the day and highlights

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PSHE Week at the Junior School

From the 17th to 20th October, the Junior School celebrated our first PSHE week. The week kicked off with an all singing, all dancing assembly explaining the meaning of PSHE and within minutes the Year 3s were setting off with

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It’s our 141st Birthday!

A year on from our wonderful 140th Anniversary celebrations, we continued our long-standing tradition where our Head Girl, Tiyash, and our youngest Senior School pupil, Emma G from Year 7, light the birthday candles and cut the cake. Individual OHS

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Spooky Hallowe’en!

Even Deirdre got in on the act this year ….

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Junior School Autumn Celebration

Before half term, at our Autumn Celebration, the Junior School performed “Along Came Man” by Lin Marsh. The cantata tells of the devastating effect of humans on our planet, but ends with a message of hope. The girls, from Reception

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Year 5 investigate Victorians

Year 5 recently visited the Black Country Living Museum as part of their topic on Victorians. They explored shops and housing from the period and were shown some of the industries common at that time, including chain making. The girls

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JEMS challenge at OHS!

Oxford High’s Science department welcomed 72 Year 5 pupils from nine different local Oxford primary schools to our second JEMS Challenge Morning. The children worked tremendously hard and the time flew by as they enjoyed themselves testing their reaction times, sorting and

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Year 2 explore Rainforests!

The Year 2 topic this term is The Rainforest. During our visit to The Living Rainforest near Thatcham the Year 2 girls explored what life would might be like in a Rainforest. They found out about the climate and learnt

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Year 4 – Dorchester Abbey

Year 4 visited Dorchester Abbey and spent the day exploring, dressing up and learning about Anglo Saxon life. In workshops they made some beautiful brooches and were introduced to weaving. The visit was linked to their current topic on Kings

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40 Years after O Levels

Our 1976-78 Oxford High School alumnae had a lovely reunion here at OHS last Saturday and reminisced about life in school in the 1970’s and what life had brought 40 years’ on. If you would like to book in for

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SALUS Women

We had a fantastic time at the Salus Wellbeing evening hosted by Oxford High School. Guests were able to indulge in some early Christmas shopping from stall holders such as Branche D’Olive, Jericho Kitchen Cookery School, Bath Soft Cheese, Wild Honey, Ruth Swain Arts, Beauty in

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GCSE Exam Success 2016

A quarter of Oxford High girls gain 10 or more A* at GCSE! 68% of results were A* 92% of results were A*/A 99% of results were A*-B 100% A* in Mandarin and Design Technology 100% A*-A in Russian, Mandarin,

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A Level success 2016

Top results mean top destinations for Oxford High girls! Once again, our Oxford High School Sixth Formers are celebrating excellent results with 67% grades at A*/A and 92% A*- B.   33 girls have achieved a clean sweep of A* and

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GDST Project Postcard – pupils & alumnae

What would YOU do with this space? We want a postcard designed and made by every student or alumna of Oxford High School. All current students have been given a postcard and we would like your entry placed back in the box in

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Science Technician of the Year

Kay Bell, our Senior Science Technician here at Oxford High Senior School has won the prestigious Gratnells Science Technician of the Year Award. As Dr Paul Weeks, OHS Head of Biology describes ” ..Kay’s enthusiasm for her work is shown

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Goodbye Miss Derrick

With great sadness, the end of the school year saw us bade farewell to our much-loved Director of Sport, Sue Derrick. After many years teaching at Oxford High, Sue leaves behind a wealth of achievements as her legacy at OHS

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Year 5 at London Zoo

Year 5 visited the London Zoo, their focus was the animals adaptation to their environments. They also thought about whether the animals were endangered and if so why?

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Year 3 visit Natural History Museum, London

Year 3 trip to the Natural History Museum in London was part of their topic on ‘The Active Earth’. They focused on the earthquake, volcano and fossil sections in the museum.  

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Would you be interested in mentoring?

Back in May, Oxford High welcomed nearly 200 women to celebrate our 140th birthday. What was striking to everyone there was that, despite our rich diversity of career paths and lives, there was a unifying strength and energy in the room.

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KS1 performance of Jack in the Beanstalk

The girls in Year 1 and 2 helped celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl, giving an impressive performance of his version of Jack and the Beanstalk the musical to parents and family members on Wednesday 6th July. Girls used the

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Ballet at the Junior School

Ballerinas in Years 3-5 impressed their parents, pupils and staff during an assembly, with a shortened version of The Nutcracker. Their ballet teacher Miss Ford runs classes weekly for all year groups at the Junior School girls , her contact

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Year 5 visit an Eco Village

As a conclusion to this term’s topic, Year 5 visited the Earth Trust’s eco village at Wittenham Clumps recently enjoying a sunny day exploring the site, taking in the wonderful views and learning about the wildlife. They also investigated the

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Junior School Sports Day

From Reception to Year 5 girls enjoyed a variety of activities, whilst our current Year 6 helped staff to organise each event. Cheered on by their parents and teachers, it began with Reception, Year 1 and 2 in the morning who afterwards enjoyed

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Year 4 French Café

  The French Café arrived at Bardwell Road! Year 4 applied their French language skills ordering refreshments and chatting to one another after which they had fun dancing. Comments from the girls; ‘There was music, food and drinks and even dancing’

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Oxford German Olympiad 2016

The theme of this year’s Oxford German Olympiad was ‘Deutscher Humor – nichts zum Lachen?’ and we are delighted to announce the following achievements: Alex, 9O (Years 7 – 9 Design a Brochure) : Commended Rebecca, 12S (Years 7 –

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Chinese Reading success

Once again, Oxford High’s success in the National Chinese Reading Competition continued in 2016 as four of our girls took part in the annual competition at University of Westminster in London. Clara (8O) and Prashanti (8G) won the 1st prize in the

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New Bus Map

Oxford Schools_Bus_MAP_WITH KEY AND CONTACT DETAILS June 2016

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Junior School Summer Concert

The annual Summer Concert took place on June 17th. Performing were the senior orchestra, chamber choir, wind ensemble, flute, clarinet and guitar groups and the Year 5 and Year 6 choirs. Items ranged from Handel’s Water Music to a Brazilian

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GDST Alumna of the Year 2016

Well, sadly, our OHS nominee Eva Loeffler didn’t win but the worthy winner of the 2016 Alumna of the Year Award is Putney High School alumna, Oscar-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan. Jenny accepted her award at the GDST’s Annual Reception in London,

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Alumnae Lunch dates for 2017

Save the date! Our all-alumnae reunion lunch will – as in the past few years – be held on the same day as the Five Years On Lunch. The date for this is Saturday May 13th 2017. We will also be joined by

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Important Booking information for Buses

Please see our latest booking information for September 2016 Click here to our Bus Routes page

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Year 6 explore Lacock Abbey

Year 6 visited Lacock Abbey as part of their topic ‘The Moving Image’.  The Abbey was the family home of William Henry Fox Talbot,a pioneer of photography; it offered the girls the opportunity to reflect on what daily life would

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Reception and Year 1 visit the Cotswold Wildlife Park

Reception and Year 1 girls enjoyed a sunny day at the Cotswold Wildlife Park.  They were entertained by the meerkats and penguins and had ‘up close’ encounters with some mini beasts!     

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Making Zongzi 粽子

Over 60 girls both from Oxford High Junior School and Senior School (Year 3 to Year 9) came together this week to make special dumplings called 粽子 or Zongzi to celebrate the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival led by our specialist Mandarin team.

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Junior Strings Assembly

The Junior Strings group, led by Mrs Kathy Blackwell, performed a selection from their varied repertoire to an appreciative audience in assembly. The girls demonstrated their ensemble skills, their confident and unanimous bowing and their ability to play in a

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Year 3 Grandparents’ Coffee Morning

Oxford High Junior School Year 3 girls invited their grandparents to join them for a morning at school.  They gave tours of the Bardwell Road site and did a spot of gardening together, planting sunflower seeds into decorated pots.  Year 3 girls

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Year 6 PGL – Scotland

For PGL this year, the girls in Year 6 travelled to Scotland. Dalguise adventure activity centre is tucked away in the wooded hills of Perthshire. The girls enjoyed a range of challenges, from the exhilarating zip wire to the heart

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Year 4 – Pirates vs. Mermaids

Pirates versus Mermaids On Wednesday 25th May, the Junior School hall was invaded by a jolly crew of swashbuckling pirates and a pod of sophisticated mermaids to stage the Year 4 summer production. Lots of ‘splashing images’, ‘piratey jokes’ and

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Year 6 Bin Bag Fashion Show 2016

Year 6 provided parents, pupils and staff with another stunning end of term fashion show. Each outfit was designed and constructed using a wide variety of alternative materials and techniques. The girls used materials such  paper, clear packing tape, bin

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Year 5 PGL Weymouth

Year 5 residential to PGL – Osmington Bay, Weymouth To those of us who had been anxiously following the long term weather forecast, the steady rainfall on the morning of Tuesday 9th May should not have come as any surprise.

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140th Birthday Lunch

The 14th May saw a gathering of more than 185 alumnae, former staff, former Heads and friends of Oxford High to celebrate 140 years of pioneering women and innovative girls’ education. Thanks to our fantastic Year 10 hostesses, our guests

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North Oxford Football Tournament

  On Saturday 23rd April Oxford High Junior School entered three teams into the North Oxford Inter Primary football tournament. For some of the girls this was the first time they had ever competed in a football tournament but the

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Poetry achievements

The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network launched a competition last year to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt, this was the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition. Congratulations to two of our girls – Monica Selzer and Margaret Black

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Junior School Book Day

The Junior School Book Day took place on Monday 25th April and was held in support of World Book Day and our love of books throughout the school. During the day the girls enjoyed meeting Lucy Coats the visiting author,

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Year 5 meet bats!

Year 5 met some tiny creatures on Tuesday 19th April when Mr Endacott visited the school with his bats. The girls were able to see the bats ‘up close’ and learnt some interesting and surprising facts, some of their comments

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Year 6 visit Tate Modern

Year 6 had a fantastic day at the Tate Modern, London. The trip was both fun and informative. We explored  the galleries and even had time to cross the Millennium Bridge to admire and discuss the cityscape.  

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Reception visit Roves Farm

On Thursday 21st April, Reception enjoyed a sunny day at Roves Farm.  They explored the farm walking through woodland on the look-out for animals and birds; exploring also included  a bumpy ride on a tractor and stretching their climbing skills

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In memory of Dr Katharine King

Dr Katharine Elizabeth Rees King MA PhD In memory of Oxford High alumna Katharine Rees (Kay to her family and friends), born on 4th August 1931 in Shanghai, China. She married the author Charles King in 1983 and sadly died in New

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China – Easter 2016

Oxford – Beijing – Xi’an 牛津–北京–西安 Year 9 and 10 Mandarin students have been practising their mandarin language skills whilst getting under the skin of Chinese culture on our highly-popular China Trip 2016. The experience began at the Beijing Chinese Language & Cultural

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Vote now for GDST Alumna of the Year

Voting is now officially open for the GDST Alumna of the Year Award. This recognises the many varied achievements of our alumnae and the winner is voted for by alumnae and students, from a shortlist of nominees sent in by

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The Opera Project – Rigoletto at Oxford High

Now entering its 23rd season, Opera Project has established an enviable reputation as one of the UK’s leading opera production companies whose work includes performances and residencies across a range of theatres and at a number of the country’s major

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Science Week at the Junior School 2016

SCIENCE WEEK 2016 at the Junior School.  Click on the link to read article.

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Five Years’ On

Our recent alumnae are always invited back for a special Five Years’ On lunch in school – free of charge as guests of the Head, Mrs Carlisle. This year, the Five Years’ On Reunion is on Saturday 14th May as

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Year 4 visit Wittenham Clumps

Year 4 enjoyed a trip to Wittenham Clumps; not quite a mountain but nevertheless a very challenging climb. During this trip they also learnt how to build and light a fire and they worked in teams to build a shelter.

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Easter bonnets en route to Science!

Year Six were en route to the Biology Lab at the Senior School when we caught them on camera demonstrating a creative approach to hat-wear. ‪Lovely Easter bonnet-making girls.. Happy Easter to you all!  

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A 140th Birthday Memory Book

As part of the World Book Day celebrations this year,  Year 7 took part in a Book Making Workshop with visiting artist Tamar MacLellan, whose specialism is the craft of Bookmaking. During the workshop the girls contributed memories towards a special Memory

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OX Magazine 2016 – Perfectionism article

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Year 6 Inventions

The Year 6 topic gave girls an opportunity to explore science and invention from a different angle. Here are some of the inventions the girls came up with in connection with the ‘modern woman’ topic.  They studied the life and career

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GreenFest ’16

Sixth Formers from Oxford High School planned, organised and managed their very own Green Festival – Greenfest. In a packed Hall, local Oxford companies and ‘green’ organisations, parents and girls from both Junior and Senior sites turned out to support this not-for-profit event.

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Junior School Charity Run

Junior School Charity Relay in aid of Children in Crisis This event was organised by Miss Tonks one of our Reception teachers who will be running the London Marathon this year, raising funds for Children in Crisis. She was supported

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Year 5 performance of ‘The Three Musketeers’

The girls in Year Five performed ‘The Three Musketeers’ after taking part in a three day workshop led by Mr Ian Murchie and funded by the Annual Fund. On the first day they were allowed scripts; the second day they

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Our ducks are back … it is definitely spring at OHS!

Our ducks have arrived once again in the Quad at the Senior School site heralding the approach of Spring! Hopefully we will soon see a family of ducklings swimming in the pond by ‘Deirdre’! Here are some photos from last

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Junior scientists and Senior leaders in action

Year 6 scientists were in action this week carrying out GEM investigations in the Senior School labs. Form 6O were comparing the viscosity, foaming and surfactant properties of different shampoos, ably assisted by terrific Year 11 student leaders Lilit and Kate who

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Read about our fantastic footballers in the media

The Oxford Mail ran an article about our growing passion for football here at Oxford High School. OHS is about to host two football tournaments in one week, welcoming girls’ teams from local Oxford schools in Year 4 and Year

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Year 3 performance of ‘We’ll Meet Again’

Year 3 entertained us with an enthusiastic and evocative performance of ‘We’ll Meet Again’, a play focusing on the children evacuated during World War II.

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The quality of pupils’ achievements is exceptional.

I am delighted to share with you our new ISI Inspection Report. I know that you will take great pleasure in reading the Inspectors’ findings, particularly as we have achieved the top judgements in every category. This means that the quality

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SHINE week 5 – poetry in the stars

Week 5 of SHINE and our adventurous Serious Fun on Saturday students turn their attention to the stars and some wonderfully inventive writing. Thanks as ever to our OHS staff and Sixth Form leaders.

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SHINE week 4 – engineering!

Look at these budding engineers as they measure, design and build in SHINE Serious Fun on Saturdays week 4 at Oxford High School, ably supported by our fantastic OHS Sixth Form leaders.  

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Winner of GDST Young Musician of the Year!

Music Scholar Mila won the final of the GDST Young Instrumentalist Musician of the Year competition. The event was held over two days with the finalists taking the stage in the impressive surroundings of St John’s Smith Square in London, one

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New STEM twitter feed

We have a new school twitter account for all things STEM! Follow us on @OxfordHighSTEM

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South American Music Workshop

Year 5 and 6 took part in small workshops with Carlos Munoz from Chile, which gave them an introduction to South American music and instruments.  The day finished with Year 5 and 6 giving an exciting concert to the school, under the guidance of

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Year 5 – The National Space Centre

Year 5 enjoyed a visit to The National Space Centre near Leicester on Monday 1st February where they explored the interactive exhibits. This trip was linked to their topic entitled ‘To Infinity and Beyond’.

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Year 6 visit Oxford Castle

On Monday 1st February, Year 6 visited Oxford Castle. During a guided tour of the castle, the girls learned about its long and interesting history. This spans from Saxon to more recent times when the castle was used as a

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Success at GDST Chrystall Prize Semi-Final

Congratulations to Georgia in Year 11, who was runner-up in the GDST Chrystall Prize Semi-Final at Royal High School Bath. Her lively and engaging speech on gender-neutral toys attracted special praise from the judges for including a clear manifesto for non-sexist marketing. Georgia’s

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SHINE week 3 – space drama!

Week 3 of SHINE at OHS saw the Drama dept., Sixth Formers and pupils from our primary partners explore deepest space dram. Visit Space Week 3 to see how they got on!  

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OHS success at GDST Digital Leaders Conference

Girls from both our Junior and Senior school travelled to London to take part in the second GDST Digital Leaders’ Conference which was attended by nearly 200 girls from schools across the GDST network. Their task was to compete in devising

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GEMS and Junior Science Club

Many thanks to Mrs Whittington and our Sixth Form helpers for organising and running a very successful Junior Science Club this term. Mrs Whittington continues to lead our on our outreach links with primary school partners such as St Nicholas and our

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SHINE outreach 2016!

In 2015, we launched a new outreach programme in conjunction with the SHINE Trust. The ‘Serious Fun on Saturdays’ programme worked in partnership with local Oxford schools and enabled Year 5 pupils (aged 9-10) from four local Oxford primary schools to

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Wriggly Nativity

The hard work and the talent of the Reception girls reflected in a superb performance of this interpretation of the traditional Nativity story. All music and words Copyright © 2009 – 2015 Starshine Music Ltd.  All Rights Reserved.

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Year 3 visit Whipsnade Zoo

Year 3 made a visit to Whipsnade Zoo recently. They were focusing on David Attenborough, climates and nature as part of the ‘Inspirational Lives’ topic. From the Arctic, coming face to face with the zoo’s very own reindeers to the

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Year One and Two – Christmas Concert

‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ Year One and Two – Christmas Concert 3rd December 2015 The girls gave an enthusiastic performance of the following seasonal songs. C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S (Warm Up) Christmas has started Roll Up, Roll, Up! Year 1 Christmas Lullaby

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Year 3 – 6 Festive Celebration

Girls in Years 3-6 held a festive celebration at St Andrew’s Church. As well as presenting together a concert performance of The Twelve Days of Christmas by Jane Sebba and Samantha Bakhurst, we were entertained by the senior orchestra, chamber

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Professor Jane Wardle

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Professor Jane Wardle, one of the UK’s leading health psychologists. She was Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre in

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Paper poppies

Year One have made these beautiful paper poppies in Art for Remembrance Day.

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