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We won! Next stop New Zealand

Our Year 8 team romped to victory at the national final of the Kids Lit Quiz in London securing themselves a place at the international final in New Zealand in 2018! The team comprised of Hebe, Sophia, Annabelle and Lucy

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Oxford High hosts Russian Conference

A warm welcome to schools from across the country for our Oxford High School Sixth Form Russian Conference with Eton College,  Bancrofts School, Wolverhampton Girls’ High, KEH School and St Paul’s School plus our own OHS Sixth Form Russian linguists.

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Amy Isles Freeman – Alumna and Visiting Artist

OHS alumna Amy Isles Freeman came into school to speak to students about her journey since leaving the school in 2011, artistic practice and her experiences as a freelance artist. Amy completed an Art Foundation Course at the University of Falmouth

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Jo wins Young Star of the Future Award

Sixth-former Jo Baptista has won the Young Star Award in the national Women of the Future Programme. Jo was the youngest candidate in the shortlist and won the award at a special ceremony in London in November to celebrate remarkable

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The 2017 Oxfordshire Book Awards

Oxford High School was very proud to once again host and sponsor the Oxfordshire Book Awards Ceremony – a literary extravaganza of reading and voting from the children of Oxfordshire. The Oxfordshire Book Award event brings together the school community

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#NoMoreLabels – Sir Ian McKellen visits OHS

Oxford High was privileged to host an inspiring talk by Sir Ian McKellen on behalf of Stonewall UK about LGBT+ equality. Led by Equality Prefect Charlotte, and Head Girl Sesha … “The prefect team had the opportunity to spend time

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Arkwright Trust Scholars

Many congratulations to our brilliant Arkwright Scholars Anoushka Patel and Pip Knight at the Arkwright Scholarships Trust Awards Ceremony in London. They were delighted to meet their sponsors and look forward to the next stage in their pursuit of careers in

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See the site plans for our proposed new building

Oxford High School is formulating plans for a new building, which will accommodate Art and Design, Sixth Form and Wellbeing Services at the School’s Belbroughton Road Campus. Read more about this here – Oxford High School plans. You can also see a fly

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Bonfire Night!

A huge thank you to everybody on the FOXHS Committee for the fantastic Fireworks Evening on Friday. The event began with Dr Philip Hills, Headmaster of OHS, and his daughter starting the fireworks extravaganza!

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JEMS returns to Oxford High

This Halloween saw our first JEMS Challenge morning of the 2017/18 academic year. JEMS stands for Juniors in Engineering Maths and Science and is an Oxford High School initiative led by Mrs Maria Whittington from the Science Department. We welcomed

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Happy Birthday Oxford High!

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CERN visit Autumn 2017

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Classics trip 2017

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Amy Isles Freeman – Alumna and Visiting Artist

OHS alumna Amy Isles Freeman came into school to speak to students about her journey since leaving the school in 2011, artistic practice and her experiences as a freelance artist. Amy completed an Art Foundation Course at the University of Falmouth

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Animation Club

Animation Club is a diverse and fun creative outlet unique at Oxford High School. The club offers students the opportunity to animate in 2D and 3D using various materials; from paper and pencil to plasticine, lego and digital animation using

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OHS Sixth Form launches pioneering new MOOC

Oxford High have once again pioneered new ground with their innovative online course (a MOOC) in partnership with the the Open University’s digital learning platform, FutureLearn and the GDST. As part of The 360 Programme – Perspectives strand, OHS Sixth Formers

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Dame Frances Kirwan

Congratulations to Dame Frances Kirwan, alumna of Oxford High School, who has been elected to the Savilian Professorship at the University of Oxford. Frances will be the 20th holder of the Savilian Chair (founded in 1619), and is the first

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Hurrah for new Netball courts!

First lesson on our newly laid Netball courts at our Belbroughton Road site today!

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Sunflower Circle Luncheon 2017

The 2017 Sunflower Circle Luncheon was held at New College, kindly hosted by Professor Richard Whittington, Millman Fellow in Management Studies at New College and Professor of Strategic Management at the Said Business School. Our guests gathered in the Cloisters

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Fireworks Evening!

Book your Fireworks Tickets here!  

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Kaleidoscope – not just for the girls!

The teaching staff at Oxford High have had the opportunity to savour the delights of Kaleidoscope themselves to remind them of the purpose of the Programme. During one of our INSET (training) days in September, staff were challenged to think about

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Welcome to our new Headmaster!

A warm welcome to our new Headmaster of Oxford High School, Dr Philip Hills and his family pictured here with his wife Professor Alison Hills, tutorial Fellow in Philosophy at St John’s College Oxford and their two daughters Eleanor and

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GCSE exam results 2017

What a record-breaking year! This year’s GCSE results show the highest recorded A*s at GCSE that Oxford High has ever achieved. • Over 75% of grades were A* • More than half of the year group achieved at least 9

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Thank you Daryl!

Daryl Back, our outgoing Chair of FOxHS, the parent body at Oxford High School, was treated to a rousing goodbye from the girls with a long, long list of all the events, donations and gifts that have been generated by

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Farewell to Judith Carlisle

The Summer Term proved to be a fitting finale to OHS’s goodbye to our outgoing Head, Judith Carlisle. A whole school picnic, followed by an aerial tribute of the Oxford High motto Ad Lucem, a flashmob performance by the Oxford High Junior

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Whole school picnic

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A-Level exam results 2017

Oxford High students will soon head off to universities across the UK thanks to another year of stellar A-Level results. • 40% of our grades were A*grades • 73% of our grades were A*-A grades • 1/6 of the year

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Alumnae Lunch date for 2018

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 19th May 2018. This year we are

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Listen to Cressida Dick talking about OHS

Watch a new interview with Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick where she talks about winning the GDST Alumnae Alumna of the Year Award, her tips about forging a successful career, leadership, and her time at Oxford High School!      

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GDST Athletics Rally Success!

Congratulations to the GDST athletics team who came 2nd in the annual athletics rally out of 19 schools! The team consisted of 26 girls from year 7,8,9 and 12.  We enjoyed excellent facilities at Bath University and the girls performed

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Cressida Dick wins GDST Alumna of the Year!

We are so delighted that one of our Oxford High School alumna has won the coveted Alumna of the Year Award. Cressida Dick, the first female Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in its 188-year history, won the Award last night and was

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Book now for the 2017 Ada Benson Lecture

The 2017 Ada Benson Lecture – ‘The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain’ with Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore Friday 16th June 7.00-8.30 pm  Book now!

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Introducing the new Head of Oxford High School

A warm welcome to our incoming Head of Oxford High School, Dr Philip Hills. Dr Hills is currently Deputy Head at Hampton School, an all-boys HMC school in Middlesex, leading on the academic side of the school. In his time, the

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From Fifty to Five Years On

The middle Saturday of May is our traditional alumnae reunion lunch weekend and 2017’s party saw over 120 alumnae gathering at Oxford High for champagne, lunch, and lots of reminiscing. We had three OHS alumnae who had not seen each other

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International Hockey success!

Congratulations to Olivia S. in Year 12 who was selected to represent Wales Under 18 Girls Hockey Team over Easter.   She played against Switzerland Under 18, winning 2-1. She then played against Scotland Under 18 where Wales lost in the final minute and a

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CyberFirst at Downing Street

Three intrepid OHS Year 10’s – Alice Travis, Becky Hore and Elizaveta Sheremetyeva travelled to Westminster this week to pit their technological wits against girls from nine other schools at the final of CyberFirst Girls competition. The competition has been organised by

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Vote now for 2017 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 GDST Junior Choir of the Year

The chamber choir headed to Cadogan Hall, London for the final of the GDST Junior Choir of the Year competition. They performed “Sospan Fach” in Welsh then English, followed by the beautiful song “I Believe in the Sun” by David

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Girls on the Ball Y5 and Y6 tournament

A big Girls on the Ball welcome today to 150 girls from St Nick’s, St Mary & St John, Botley School, St Michaels, St Andrews, St Barnabas, Cokethorpe, Phil & Jim’s, East Oxford Primary, Chesterton, Chandlings, Tetsworth and Oxford High Junior

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#BeBoldForChange

Watch our CEO Cheryl Giovannoni make her pledge for International Women’s Day 2017.

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Dr Emily Grossman lecture at OHS

Come and hear Dr Emily Grossman on ‘Lies, Damned Lies and Newspapers – The use and abuse of Statistics in the Media’ on Thursday 16th March 2017 at OHS as part of our Speaker Programme

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Ever thought of joining CCF at OHS?

If you have ever pondered joining the Combined Cadet Force, then look no further than these recent photos of the RAF and Army sections to give you a flavour of the experience and training that our girls receive as part

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Star of Evita ‘ha visitato OHS per una chiacchierata’

Italian performer Gian Marco Schiaretti visited Oxford High School to chat, in Italian, about his life in the theatre industry and about starring in Evita at the New Theatre this week. Evita marks Gian Marco Schiaretti’s UK debut, having most

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Senior girls football rally

It was the Senior Schools turn today for some Girls on the Ball football magic – a big OHS welcome to Bartholomew School, Cherwell School, Headington, Lord Williams, Oxford Spires Academy, Henry Box, Matthew Arnold and Oxford Academy!  

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Congratulations Cressida!

A huge congratulations to Cressida Dick on her new role as the first woman to be Commissioner for London’s Metropolitan Police. Cressida is an alumna of OHS from 1978 and has always been a trailblazer for women including being one

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OHS & Radley 360 Day – Spring Term

A day packed full of interesting electives shared between OHS and Radley College. Students from both schools attended electives on both school sites and the sessions included Russian politics, aromatic chemistry, ‘melancholy & madness’ in literature, applied microbiology, the history

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Girls on the Ball at OHS!

Despite being a very wet and rainy day, OHS welcomed over 110 young footballers to Oxford High recently for a Girls on the Ball rally. Girls from Years 3 to 4 from over 10 different primary and prep schools came along with their teachers

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Stevensons’ uniform shop re-opens!

Stevensons Oxford Re-opening Leaflet Final

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Welcome to our new 2017 Prefect Team!

Our fabulous outgoing team, led by Head Girl Tiyash, were given a rousing round of applause today and our new Prefect Team were welcomed in OHS style with their own photoshoot (carefully edited here!). Loving the shoe theme….

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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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Top of the table for university destinations!

A recent survey by UCAS shows Oxford High students are more likely to gain places at top selecting universities than their peers. UCAS data shows that OHS students are more successful in achieving offers for highly competitive courses such as Medicine

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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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Oxfordshire Young Sports Awards!

Congratulations to Rosalind Tsang (Year 12) who was nominated for Oxfordshire Volunteer of the Year 2016 and in the Oxfordshire Sports Awards.  Rosalind was nominated by her club – Kidlington Kites – for this prestigious award for her voluntary work at the

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Free Law Lecture – click here for details

If you are currently at a local state school and interested in studying law at university, click here for our free lecture – Helen Mountfield lecture  

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The Aluminium D&T Challenge 2016

Big congratulations go to our Design and Technology department, led by Chris Phillips. Seven OHS girls have just found out that they were shortlisted as finalists in the 2016 Aluminium D&T Challenge. Schools from all around the UK enter teams from Years 8

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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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What a start to the term for Elizaveta!

Chess Champion and Cipher Challenge Elizaveta, 10S, has continued her amazing success in the chess world. Last weekend, she came first at the Oxfordshire Junior Chess tournament in the Under 15 section (a mixed boys & girls competition). This means

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Science and Technology Winners

Emily and Linxuan were our Year 10 Oxfordshire dream team last week as the winning team at the South of England Science and Technology Challenge Final at Queen Mary’s University, London. Their team, which included two boys from Maiden Erlegh

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French translation with Dr Jennifer Higgins

Year 13 linguists enjoyed meeting a translator and hearing about what her profession and about the book ‘Nouons-nous’ by Emmanuelle Pagano that she co-translated to English. Our students learnt about the difficulties and intricacies of translation to your first language and then

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Sixth Form festive ‘Bake Off’

Head Girl Tiyash leads the way in getting the Sixth Form’s Bake Off entries ready for some serious judging from Mary (aka Head, Judith Carlisle) and Paul (aka Deputy Head, Dr Secker). The theme was the GDST Four C’s and

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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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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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Year 9 GDST Hockey Weekend

The Year 9 hockey team travelled to Royal High School Bath last weekend to compete in a weekend of competitive hockey.  The girls were competing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday again 15 other GDST schools. OHS defended well drawing and

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High Sheriff’s Law Lecture Essay Competition

Anna Z. in Y12 has won second prize in the prestigious High Sheriff’s Law Lecture Essay Competition. Following this year’s High Sheriff’s Law Lecture  ‘A Matter of Life and Death, delivered by the Honourable Mr Justice Baker at the University

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Young physicists of the year

Three of our budding physicists scooped top prizes in a physics competition recently. Year 11 students Flo Winkley, Gabby  Sherwood and Annie Zhao were named Student Physicists of the Year after being nominated by their OHS teachers based on their work

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The Town Hall Concert 2016

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Electives with Radley College

Our first day of joint electives with Radley College saw a host of fascinating one-day courses shared between both school sites plus a highly exciting engineering trip to the Morgan factory. A glimpse into the day’s offerings include Art History

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A chance to participate in French research!

Our linguists enjoyed the opportunity to shape research being led by Warwick University recently during a lecture on ‘Melodrama, mayhem and murder” by Dr Kate Astbury from Warwick University  who came to share her research about French prisoners of war theatre

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GDST Bake Off 2016

Well done to India on coming Runner Up in a closely contested GDST Bake Off Final with her Rosa Parks-inspired ‘Heroine’ cupcake. She depicted her vision as a beautiful chocolate cupcake topped with a chocolate rose sitting in a bus

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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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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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Perspectives Speaker Programme: Miranda Johnson

Our Sixth Form were lucky enough to be visited by Miranda Johnson, Alumna and Journalist at The Economist, as part of our Perspectives Speaker Programme. Miranda spoke about her journey from Oxford High School to journalism via America and Cambridge, giving our

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Spooky Hallowe’en!

Even Deirdre got in on the act this year ….

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2016 Economics Visit to Prague

A group of OHS Year 11 and Sixth Form economists visited Prague over October half-term as part of their Economics studies. A packed week included an Economics lecture plus visits to the Kafka Museum, the Czech National Bank, the beautiful Charles

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Kaleidoscope

This term saw the introduction of our new co-curricular programme Kaleidoscope for Years 7 to 11. Kaleidoscope is designed to help our girls develop transferable skills to use in all their subjects but also in life beyond school. The skillset

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Girls Go Gold 2016

Eleven of our OHS sportswomen including our sports scholars and sports leaders attended the 2016 ‘Girls go Gold’ conference at Newcastle High School.  The conference was aimed at high achieving young sport women in years 10 to 13 who already play

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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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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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Year 8 at the Natural History Museum, Oxford

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2016 Destinations of Year 13 Leavers

Destinations of OHS Year 13 2016 Leavers

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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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End of term!

The end of term at the Senior School saw the usual OHS mix of wonderful performances, the end of year Art, Textiles and DT exhibition, House inter-rivalry, plenty of cakes and strawberry teas, plus sad farewells. Our 140th birthday mugs

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Art, Design & Technology and Textiles Exhibition

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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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The 2016 Leavers Ball

Our Year 13 students planned and organised their spectacular Leavers Ball which had a wonderfully magical feel to the evening and transformed the school into a Midsummer’s Night Dream. The Ball Committee exceeded expectations and we all enjoyed fabulous food and lovely

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Year 9 Finalist in ‘The Imagination Awards’

Congratulations to Shine Yang in Year 9  Shine has reached the finals of ‘The Imagination Awards’ in London with her costume designs for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She has been shortlisted in the 13 -18 age range with her

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Sports Day 2016

Well Done to all girls who competed in Sports Day today.  There were some fantastic results and close races.  the highlight for many was the Open Mile with 149 participants (including the Head, Mrs Carlisle)! Results as follows : Zeus

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D&T Winners!

The D&T department at Oxford High School recently entered a Furniture Project Competition in Oxfordshire, Berkshire & Buckinghamshire organised by The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers and The British Furniture Education Network. We managed a clean sweep of all awards winning the

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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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Readers Make Leaders

About 50 Year 9/10 Oxford High girls joined with Teddies and Cherwell School today for the 2016 Readers Make Leaders event with schoolchildren from Years 1 to 5 from Pegasus, Orchard Meadow and Windale primary schools. The special Readathon involved

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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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