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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

Our fantastic Girls on the Ball initaitve is getting lots of media coverage, proving that the popularity of the sport is growing rapidly.  Read about it here  or here  or watch it here  

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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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Year 5 visit the Black Country Living Museum

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. The girls donned hard hats

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Lest we forget

Anna Beth and Alice (Year 11) led the OHS Remembrance Day tribute today. We would like to share their moving rendition of The Last Post with you.

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A day in the life of our Head Girl

Check out our new blog posting here!

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Lewis Carroll and Oxford High

Lewis Carroll taught Logic and Maths at Oxford High School during the late 1880’s and left the school with a collection of signed books dating from the mid to late 1880’s. With the Reception, Year One and Year Two classes

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OHS hosts Oxfordshire Book Awards

Our wonderful OHS Library welcomed nearly 400 visitors in school for the Oxfordshire Book Awards. Authors attending included Teresa Heapy, Sue Heap, Robin Stevens, Jo Cotterill, Virginia Bergin and Matt Brown who talked about their books and the 2015 winners were

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Celebrating being 140 in the Junior School

Our Sixth Form Prefect Team spent the morning at Woodstock Road today to celebrate our 140th anniversary with our Reception, Year One and Year Two girls. Lots of games were played both indoors and out and our Head Girl, Freya was tested

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Curiouser and curiouser

As part of our 140th anniversary year celebrations and the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, the youngest girls in school were challenged to become ‘curiouser and curiouser’ in a day of fun activities. Pupils in Reception to Year Six explored new

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Dr Elaine Hilda Kaye, former Head of Oxford High

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr Elaine Kaye on Tuesday 20th October 2015.  Dr Kaye was born in 1930 and was Headmistress of Oxford High School from 1973 until 1982. During her time at OHS,

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Addams Family – the musical – Tickets Sold Out!

25th, 26th, 27th November at Oxford High School – TICKETS SOLD OUT!  

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Junior School Autumn Celebrations

The whole Junior School, from Reception to Year 6, came together for our Autumn Celebration.  The overall theme of our celebration was looking after and sharing the world’s resources. The Chamber Choir started off the celebration with a premier of

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Year 6 explore the British Museum

Year 6 enjoyed a visit to The British Museum where the focus was Ancient Mesopotamia – Year 6 current topic. They also had a chance to view exhibits such as the Sutton Hoo ship burial and the Rosetta Stone.  

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Junior School Spelling Masters

Rye St Antony Spelling Masters Honor Everett (Year 5) and Charlotte Fox (Year 6) worked as a team to tackle the challenging spellings at this yearly event. Oxford High School were the reigning champions from last year so the stakes were high!

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Junior School take part in the MCS Quiz Challenge

Magdalen College School Quiz Challenge 5 Year Five girls (Maia Cox, Ella Tarin, Sophia Emmett, Helena Landis, Apsara Shah)  took part in the annual MCS Quiz Challenge on Friday 9th October. There were 21 teams in total all competing in a very

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Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day

Happy Ada Lovelace Day !  Today, we celebrate inspirational women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).  It is a day to share stories of women — whether engineers, scientists, technologists or mathematicians — who have inspired you to become who you

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FA Girls Football Festival

Oxford High girls showed their footballing talent off at the FA Football Festival in Oxford recently, timed with the FA Girls’ Football Week, a week-long celebration of women’s football running from 5-11 October. FA approved coaches led the event, with a number of

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Girls+Maths+Oxford

Our Junior girls attended the first GDST Junior Maths Conference at the Maths Institute here in Oxford. Opened by OHS alumna Dame Frances Kirwan, the event was full of challenge, competition, stimulation and fun. No surprise to us that our

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Junior School Open House

We opened our doors at the Junior School on Thursday 1st October to welcome prospective and current families. Visitors were given a tour of the school by our Year 6 girls. They also had the opportunity to meet staff and

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From Bardwell Road to Baghdad!

We were lucky enough to be the recipient of a generous legacy recently from an alumna called Elizabeth Waller. She led an amazing life, although that is not unusual amongst our old girls. She demonstrated the four C’s that sum

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Year 4 visit Dorchester Abbey

Year 4 visited Dorchester Abbey to study the Anglo Saxons as part of their history topic on Kings and Queens. Anglo Saxon artefacts have been found in Dorchester and its environs and the abbey is a tremendous historical and educational

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Meeting the fire crews

Our younger girls enjoyed meeting the Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Team this week!

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Knitted Swimsuits!

Our current girls don’t always believe the tales from our old girls. One of their favourite tales is of the legendary knitted swimsuit. Do you still have one up in the attic? We would love to show our pupils if you

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Tatler Schools Guide

Read our reviews in the Tatler Schools Guide

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The 2017 Sunflower Circle Luncheon

Our next Sunflower Circle Luncheon for all our generous legacy pledgers to Oxford High School will take place at New College on Saturday 7th October 2017  from 12.30pm. The Sunflower Circle events are always thoroughly enjoyable occasions – an opportunity to share memories and anecdotes

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Music at the Junior School – Summer Term

Another busy term for music! Alongside the weekly year group choir rehearsals, class music lessons included an introduction to music technology for Year 6, Holst’s “Planets” and composing space music in Year 4, learning how to make sound effects on

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Year 6 Performance 2015 – Bugsy Malone

Year 6 Performance 2015 – Bugsy Malone A colourful and fun performance accompanied by the wonderful songs, great timing and super costumes made the Year 6 2015 Bugsy Malone production one to remember. Every Oxford High production is a collaboration of hard

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KS1 Musical Performance (Year 1 and 2)

Year One and Year Two Concert – Summer 2015 The children have been preparing for their summer concert this term.  They have been enjoying a wonderful variety of songs from  Pirates! by Lin Marsh, sung by Year One, (a ‘wild

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Mrs Stacey leads the way!

Mrs Stacey, Head of Oxford High Junior School, leads the action at our 2015 Junior Sports Day in a carefully chosen House T-shirt!

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On your marks!

Preparations all in place, marquee ready, programmes printed, team talk done! It’s Junior Sports Day!

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Equestrian Success!

Congratulations to our Equestrian team of Elena, Poppy and captained by Ellie. They were runners up in the NSEA Cherwell Competition this weekend. Go Team Oxford High!

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STEM summer school

Another successful day at the Oxford High STEM Summer School with the pupils from nearby primary St Nicholas enjoying lots of hands on science in the labs helped by our own students and led by Mrs Maria Whittington, from the

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STEM fun in the sun!

The girls and boys from St Nicholas Primary School in Oxford have been enjoying a day in the Biology labs here at Oxford High with some yummy lunch out in the sunshine in between sessions. This is part of our

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STEM Summer School at Oxford High

Day one of our STEM summer school with St Nicholas Primary from Marston. Some dissection in the Biology labs to begin the day followed by lunch in the sunshine!

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Junior School Summer Concert 2015

On Friday 12th June we held our annual Summer Concert at the Senior School. The programme is attached and included Slavonic Dance and La Cucaracha by Dvorak from the senior orchestra, songs by Bob Chilcott and Sarah Quartel from the

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Ballet Assembly at the Junior School

Our ballerinas performed an extract from The Firebird ballet by Stravinsky, which is over 110 years old. This ballet was first performed in Paris on June 25, 1910. The girls demonstrated the skills they have acquired during their ballet lessons

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Year 3 Orienteering

Year 3 were tested on their map reading skills during a visit to University Parks on Wednesday 10th June. This visit linked with their topic on ‘Explorers’. Some of the location points proved to be very elusive even with the

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Putting new uniform through its paces!

Junior school girls are trying out a new uniform idea. They will be putting these shorts and blouses through their paces. Let us know what you think!

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Disrupt not destroy

Hear Helen Fraser, CEO of the GDST and Nicola Horlick, a GDST alumna discuss the tendency for girls to strive to be perfect and how this can impede them when they face the workplace. Does this perfectionism and fear of risk-taking

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Saying Goodbye to Little Miss Perfect

Head of Oxford High School, Judith Carlisle has championed the debate about “unhelpful perfectionism” with girls, parents and now a wider audience across the country. Unhelpful perfectionism is a sort of fear of being found wanting, with many women and girls

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Girls being disruptive

Helen Fraser was interviewed by Adrian Chiles on BBC Radio 5 Live following her comments in the Daily Telegraph about girls being more ‘disruptive’ if they want to get noticed and succeed once they enter the workplace. Despite being grilled by Adrian (a father

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Magazine

The School Magazine is published in January each year and covers the previous academic year’s news and sporting achievements. It is led by an editorial team of Sixth Formers, and includes writing, design and layout contributed by students of all ages, members

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Author Cathy Cassidy visits OHS

Cathy Cassidy visited Oxford High this week to talk about the inspiration behind her books and how she develops her storylines.  Daydreaming is an important part of the process and helps the stories evolve.  She firmly believes that every school

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News test post – juniorschool

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Keeping in touch

We love to hear all your news and memories of your school days. Share your memories with us, especially in this our Anniversary year! If you attended Oxford High School or are a former member of staff, then do sign

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