“OHS gave me much more than a fantastic education. It fuelled my curiosity and gave me the critical tools with which to understand the world, myself and others. It gave me the confidence to believe that I could one day be a leader. It seeded the belief that ability mattered more than glass ceilings or any preconceived notions of what women could or couldn’t do and it instilled in me the desire to empower people to bring about positive social change. In my professional life, I often think about how I am passing on to my younger colleagues what OHS gave to me.”
Gemma Mortensen, Chief Global Officer, Change.org.
There is no such thing as a predictable career path for an Oxford High alumna. You’ll meet them everywhere – making their mark, being creative and getting heard. They possess the essential skills needed for adapting to a changing economy and professional landscape, and they are confident at leading. The foundation for this confidence begins in school.
We do not expect students to know exactly what they want to study or to be; the emphasis is on discovery and keeping an open mind. By nature, our students are enterprising and enquiring. We foster this by throwing exciting chances in their way whether it’s on Survival Day learning to herd recalcitrant sheep or chatting with an entrepreneur at a networking event of professionals. We are here to listen, expertly guide and give vital opportunities to gain internships and work experience, enjoy master classes and get excited by the future. We are delighted to have been re-awarded the prestigious Investors in Careers award.