GCSEs at Oxford High best year ever

Our best GCSE year yet

94.5% of the girls’ results were A*/A -an increase of 4% from 2014 = ‘Best ever year!’ 68% of results were A*, 99% of results were A*-B, 62% girls with 10 or more A*/A, 20% girls 100% A*, 80% girls have 5 or more

Successful exam results at Oxford High

Cambridge successes

News of our alumnae’ latest successes. Lily Grieve completed her finals at Fitzwilliam College this year and was awarded a First, winning the prestigious Teape Prize for her work on Indian Religions.  Sophia Russell has achieved a First in her Part I examinations.Theological &

Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro for charity

Eveline Tucker, OHS alumna (class of 2013), is climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in aid of the charity Hope for Children, with her Raising and Giving society at Exeter university. Follow her efforts here https://2015exeter.everydayhero.com/uk/eveline

Starting work on the New Marbles Court

Work begins on the new Marbles Court

Work began today on the new refurbishment of the Marbles Court at Oxford High Senior School. The Marbles Court has been a feature of the school for years as an area for playing games (marbles of course). It is now

2015 Leavers Ball

Our annual Leavers Ball for Year 13. A magical evening with FOxHS running a fantastic cocktail bar and the girls providing a wonderful performance in between fine dining and interesting, some might say brave even, dance moves (Mr Nicholl…)

Oxford High 2015 Staff v Student Rounders

Staff vs Students Rounders result

Retiring physics teacher Edith Coulton was voted Player of the Match for the Oxford High staff and Beth, one of our excellent Sports Scholars was voted Player of the Match for the Sixth Form. OHS Staff v Student Rounders results –

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

Enjoying Wimbledon

Enjoying the tennis

Year 12 and Year 13 enjoying the action on Court Two at Wimbledon today!

First prize for prose

Congratulations to Laura Rosenheim for winning 1st prize for her prose in the The Lancaster Writing Award for Prose. The judges deemed it ‘a confidently written and engaging story that makes a swift, controlled leap from excitement to dread.’ http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/english/undergrad/lancasterwritingawardswinners2015.htm  

National Chinese Reading Competition

National Chinese Reading Competition

OHS’s success in the National Chinese Reading Competition continues as eight of our girls from Year 7 and 8 took part in the annual competition at University of Westminster in London. Jessica won the 1st prize in the Non-Native solo speaker category. reciting “Oh,

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

Dr Paul Weeks, Biology Teacher of the Year

Biology Teacher of the Year

Our very own Dr Weeks has won the 2015 Secondary School Biology Teacher of the Year Award. The Society of Biology award recognises outstanding biology teaching inside and outside of the classroom. On receiving his award Dr Weeks said: “I’m absolutely thrilled

Art from Oxford High

Art exhibition at Oxford High

The evening of Wednesday 8th July sees our annual Art, Textiles and Design Technology Exhibition showcasing GCSE, AS and A Level work. All welcome!

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

Tea with an Engineer

The last week of June is the UK’s national ‘Women in Engineering’ week (NWED), and the girls at Oxford High had a special tea with Oxfordshire-based engineers who talked with the girls about why they are so passionate about their chosen fields and

Sixth Form Psychology at Oxford Brookes

Our Psychology students enjoyed a lovely, sunny day at the Sixth Form Psychology Conference at Oxford Brookes University last Friday.  Students were introduced to research in the field of ‘Mindfulness training’ and ‘How to diagnose and effectively support young adults with developmental

Strawberry Tea for Y13 Leavers

The school said a fond farewell to our amazing Y13’s as they headed off on study leave. Many many strawberries were consumed …

Dorchester Abbey Religious Studies Trip

Dorchester Abbey trip

Year 7 enjoyed a lovely summer day at Dorchester Abbey for a Religious Studies trip. We experienced the beauty and majesty of the building and learnt about its history and the importance of pilgrimage. Many thanks to Margaret Craig and her

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!

leadership, sport

It’s cool to be a leader here

Our Senior School Sports Leaders lending a hand at Junior Sports Day. The girls take their leadership commitments seriously at OHS and our younger pupils can aspire to be leaders of the future when they move up to the Senior School.

sports day

On your marks!

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

Nihongo Cup for Japanese

Japanese speaking success!

Gabby in Year 9 has won the Bronze Medal in the National Japanese Speaking Competition Nihongo Cup.  As a finalist out of 200 entrants from 25 schools nationwide, Gabby presented her speech to an audience of 150 people and judges

OHS equestrian 2015

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!

Regional and County winners!

Congratulations to the Intermediate Athletics Team who won the county and regional rounds of the English Schools’ Track and Field Cup on Wednesday 10th June at The Norman Green Athletics Centre, Solihull. Go Team Oxford High!

STEM Summer School at OHS

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

Encouraging girls into Engineering

Pushing Boundaries – Women in Engineering

Today is National Women in Engineering Day (NWED)  founded by the Women’s Engineering Society to celebrate and encourage women in engineering based careers. One of our students has been working with the Institute of Engineering and Technology and features in this specially-commissioned film

Carnegie Book Awards

We have been ‘shadowing’ the judging process for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards with the Dragon and Cherwell School. All of our book club readers came to Oxford High’s Library today for a Shadowers Quiz & Picnic.

STEM, outreach

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


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!


Women Centre Stage

Our drama scholars took part in a Future Generation discussion panel as part of the Women Centre Stage – Heroines. Judith Carlisle chaired the panel consisting of Natalie Wilson, Artistic Director of Theatre Centre Company for Young People, and Geoffrey Colman,

The Orphan Annie 2015

The lower School show 2015 – Annie! With girls from years 7-9.

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

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

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

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

A Sense of Place

The traditional Year 9 ‘Sense of Place’ trips began last week with a visit to one of our favourite locations, virtually on our doorstep: the beautiful grounds of Lady Margaret Hall. Year 9 girls,, accompanied by their English teacher, Dr

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!

fearless, Oxford High

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

Judith Carlisle, Head of Oxford High School

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

Success for our athletes!

Well done to our our Inter Girls athletics team won the Regional English Schools’ Athletics Championships this week and those who competed in the GDST Athletics Rally. A fantastic week of Athletics at Oxford High!


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

Leadership, Magazine

OHS Magazine 2015


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

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

Year 7 trip to Kilve Court

Year 7 visit to Kilve Court 2015

Year 7 had an amazing time on their residential at Kilve Court. Despite the sometimes windy weather, the sun shone and they went sailing and kayaking at Durleigh Sailing Club, went mountain-biking in the Quantock Hills and even found time for

Head of Oxford High School Junior School, Ellie Stacey said: “Many girls take Maths to A Level at Oxford High School and we know their passion for puzzles and mathematical what-ifs begins from day one in the Junior School. One of our Year Six team taking part told me today that ‘I particularly love it when we investigate and have to solve problems with our friends. I am so excited to be part of my school team for the Maths conference!’ ”

News test post – juniorschool

News test post – sixthform

OHS Leaver’s video 2015

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

Year 12 Netball Sports Leaders

Year 8 Inter House Netball provided a chance for our Year 12 Sports Leaders to demonstrate their leadership skills!

Oxford High’s Equestrian team

Oxford High’s Equestrian team are proud to be wearing their brand new kit, donated by the Annual Fund.

Tracy Edwards MBE gives a talk to the whole of the Senior School

Tracy Edwards MBE was invited by the School Council to give an inspiring talk to the whole of the Senior School. The girls were enthralled as she told tales of sailing adventures, including doing battle with hostile weather…and male chauvinists.

Angers Trip

Pupils in Year 10, Year 12 and 13 have the opportunity to spend a week with a French family in Angers. The girls attend French classes in the morning and afternoons are dedicated to cultural outings and hands-on activities, visits to

Y10 Classics Trip to the British Museum

On the first day back after half term the Classics Department took nearly fifty Year 10s for a day of discovering what ancient artefacts the British Museum had to offer. Their brief: to be set-designers finishing the film set for

Y8 Latin Trip to Corinium

We had the pleasure of taking our Year 8 to the Corinium Museum in Cirencester for a day of learning about the Romans in Britain, examining and sketching artefacts and dressing up in replica costumes. The girls were amazing –

Year 8 travels to Hadrian’s Wall!

The co-curricular residential Year 8 trip to Hadrian’s Wall. Where else can you learn about Geography, Archaeology, English, History, Biology, Art, PE and PSHCE in a Roman setting while living in a castle? The girls had a fantastic time and

Y9 visits Fishbourne Roman Palace

Year 9 are currently studying Roman Britain and learning about King Cogidubnus who lived in Fishbourne. We were lucky enough to be able to take the girls down to see his palace and explore the beautiful mosaics and garden. We