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ZooLab visit Year 2

Year 2 had an exciting visit from ZooLab – They found out about some of the smaller creatures that live in rainforests and asked some interesting questions. During this workshop, they were also given the opportunity to handle some of

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Year 4 visit Christchurch

Year 4 recently visited Christ Church Cathedral as part of their history topic on Kings and Queens. The girls were given a guided tour of the cathedral and enjoyed a privileged visit to the college library, where they saw treasured artefacts

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KS2 Christmas Concert

At the KS2 Christmas Concert girls used a mixture of drama and singing to celebrate the festive period. This included stylish performances from our Senior Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Wind Ensemble, African Drummers and even the parents who, accompanied by the

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KS1 Christmas Concert

At the KS1 Christmas Concert, girls donned their tinsel crowns and gave an accomplished performance of festive songs to fit the letters of the word ‘Christmas’. This included singing in lots of different styles and even in two part harmony!  

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Reception Nativity – ‘It’s a Baby’

Reception girls delighted their audience with their performance of ‘It’s a Baby!’ and helped everyone get into the Christmas spirit. They overcame initial shyness and got into character, delivering their lines and remembering the words to 10 songs! More photos

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Carols in Summertown!

Led by Dr Peter Foster, our Director of Music, the OHS girls sang beautifully at the switching on of the Summertown Christmas Lights. Residents, school children and councillors came together to mark the official launch of the festive season in north

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Carol Service 12th December 2018 at 6.30pm

Come along to our Carol Service at St Andrew’s Church, Linton Road, Oxford for a festival of nine lessons and carols.

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Year 3 investigate Romans

Year 3 have recently explored the Corinium Museum, focusing on Romans. Immersing themselves into Roman life they were able to complete the activity trail with the help of the amazing models and interactive exhibits. They took part in small workshops

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Junior School Autumn Celebration

The whole Junior School gathered on two afternoons for a singing celebration of all things harvest-related. Girls sang songs from around the world about farming, fruit and vegetables and being grateful for all we have. Parents were invited to accompany

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Year 4 at Dorchester Abbey

Year 4 had a hugely enjoyable visit to Dorchester Abbey in conjunction with our topic on Anglo- Saxons. The day was packed with activities including; Lucet weaving, looking at artefacts, taking part in Haerfest. They also took part in re-enacting

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Junior girls attend the GDST Maths Conference

A small group of enthusiastic Year 6 mathematicians together with Mr. Edmonds, ventured to the Andrew Wiles Institute of Mathematics for the 2018 GDST Maths Conference. They learned more about ‘Chance and Probability’ and joining other GDST schools from around

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Year 5 experience the Victorian era!

Year 5 took a trip back in time during their visit to The Black Country Museum recently; complementing their autumn term topic about Victorians. They explored shops and homes from the Victorian era, played in the street with some Victorian toys and experienced a Victorian

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Visit from Layla Moran MP

Our Sixth Form Prefects had lunch with MP Layla Moran today and relished the chance to sit down and discuss current issues that are important to them such as mental health, the environment and education.

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Feeling Positive: A Discussion of Emotional Literacy

In the days before our joint event with the Positive Group – the organisation responsible for our new emotional literacy toolkit – we found a rare fifteen-minute window in which the Headmaster (PH), Dr Squire (SS; Deputy Head, Students and

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Music News Autumn 2018

Do join us in Music School for the first Music Event of the term. Our Senior Chamber Concert is on Tuesday 16th October at 7pm in the Music Hall.

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New Head for Oxford High Junior School

I am delighted to announce that the new Head of Oxford High Junior School from January 2019 will be Mrs Jessica Williams. Jessica will be joining us from Ashfold Preparatory School where she has been Deputy Head and Head of Girls for

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GCSE exam results 2018

Our Year 11 girls had many reasons to celebrate with a fantastic 71% of grades at A* (or the numeric equivalent) in their GCSEs. An impressive 78% of girls achieved 9 or more A*/A equivalent grades. It is always invidious

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A-Level exam results 2018

Excellence across all subjects  The girls at Oxford High School are once more heading off to leading universities with an abundance of outstanding A Level exam results giving them a flying start to the next stage of their lives. 26%

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Farewell to Roger Spikes

Our traditional end of term farewell to teachers who are moving onto new jobs or retiring had a special focus this year with recognition of the outstanding contribution made by Roger Spikes, who has been our Director of Music for

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Year 5 visit Bristol Zoo

Year 5 explored Bristol Zoo recently with particular focus on endangered species. They took part in a conservation workshop and met some of the animals at risk. ‘the monkeys were very entertaining – I didn’t realise even some monkeys are

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Year 6 – Mystery at Magpie Manor

Year 6 gave their final performance as part of the Junior School in the production ‘Mystery at Magpie Manor’. The girls’ stage presence was exceptional in delivery of lines, singing and chorography. A huge thank you must go to the

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Key Stage 1 Concert

It was mini-beast madness as the younger girls took to the stage to perform a multitude of songs at The Ugly Bug Ball, Key Stage 1 concert. They managed to not only learn the words to a wide variety of

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Junior School Sports Day

The Junior School, from Reception to Year 6, enjoyed a sunny Sports Day. Mrs Bryan and her team organised a brilliant day; the girls successfully took part in a range of track and field events – congratulations to Griffin house

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Prizes for Oxford High students in German Olympiad

The prestigious national competition  – the German Olympiad – drew over 800 entries and is run by the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at Oxford University. This year’s theme was friendship, and the prizes were awarded at a ceremony

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Year 5 visit Earth Trust

Year 5 have been investigating environmental factors around the world in the topic this term called ‘Our Fragile Earth’.  Linked to this has been their recent visit to the Earth Trust.  In groups girls took part in a workshop to

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Junior School Summer Concert 2018

All of Year 5 and Year 6 took part in the summer concert last week, with a few younger girls joining us for the wind ensemble. The Year 5 choir, Year 6 choir, senior orchestra, chamber choir, wind ensemble, Vivaldi

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Year 7 History trip to Hampton Court Palace

Year 7 enjoyed a wonderful History trip to Hampton Court Palace. The sun was shining and students were able to spend time outside in the Privy Gardens and the maze. Much learning took place too, with guided tours around Henry

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Portsmouth 2018: The Classics Residential

In June, Year 8 enjoyed a week of co-curricular educational fun lead by the Classics Department. Highlights of the trip included bread making (Roman style!), mosaic drawing, red squirrel watching, Planetarium visiting, Magna Carta viewing and…er…bowling. Here are some of

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Year 2 visit Oxford Castle

Year 2 made a visit to Oxford Castle on Thursday 14th June. They took part in a workshop where they investigated items used by those inhabiting the castle in the past and dressed up as some of these characters. They

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Year 6 Bin Bag Fashion Show

The Year 6 annual Bin Bag Fashion Show took place recently with the girls displaying their creative prowess. There were a variety of designs from trouser suits to wedding dresses made from recyclable materials and lots of sellotape! They were

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Year 1 Cotswold Wildlife Park

Year 1 became intrepid explorers recently during a sunny day at the Cotswold Wildlife Park.   They discovered many different animals and reptiles from around the world. They had a picnic lunch and also enjoyed a ride on the park train.

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Alumnae Lunch date for 2019

Save the date! Our 2019 all-alumnae reunion lunch will  be held on the same day as the Five Years On Lunch for all 2014 leavers,  25 Years on (1994) leavers and 40 Years On (1979).  The date for this is Saturday

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Year 3 – Grandparents Afternoon

Year 3 invited their grandparents to school on the last Friday of the summer half term.  The girls played host by giving grandparents a tour of the school, planting sunflower seeds and chatting to them about their childhood memories.  The

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Year 4 Production – Sleeping Beauty’s Dream

Just before half term Year 4 gave a superb performance of Sleeping Beauty’s Dream. Our heroine met several other characters from well-known fairy tales before she finally found her prince charming and of course, they all lived happily ever after.

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County Athletics success for Oxford High

Congratulations to the Junior Girls’ and Inter Girls’ Athletics teams who have qualified for the Regional Round of the English Schools’ Track and Field Cup. This is a team competition where each girl competes in a track event and field

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French ‘study day’ with Alliance Francaise

The French Department organised a “French Study Day” outing to the Ashmolean museum and the Alliance Française for their Year 12 and 13 French students. A visit was arranged at the Ashmolean Museum to study French artefacts of great significance.

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Year 6 Bushcraft

Year 6 experienced the great outdoors during their week long bushcraft residential trip. Not only did they camp out and try out some traditional survival skills such as making a fire, building shelters and administering first aid but they were

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Year 1 visit Cogges Manor Farm Museum

Year 1 enjoyed a beautiful sunny day at Cogges Manor Farm Museum recently where they were able to investigate Food and Farming and how farms have changed over time. They learned how to make butter and healthy crisps and had

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Year 5 PGL

Year 5 enjoyed their annual residential trip to PGL Liddington recently where they experienced some fun filled activities. These included abseiling, canoeing and zip wire, to name but a few. Some were designed to test boundaries and build confidence and

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History of France celebrated on French Day.

The theme for this year’s French Day was history. On this occasion, the pupils were given the opportunity to see and feel real history in the library through an exhibition of French antique books, postcards, prints and artefacts covering the

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French play from Onatti for Year 7 on French Day.

This Year, the French play for the Year 7 was entitled ” Le Chateau”. In keeping with the French history theme of French day, this interactive play takes place in the year  1540. A young English Knight, William Babbington, travels

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Year 3 Singing Festival

Year 3 girls have been taking part in a festival of singing, held over two days at the Dragon School and at our senior school site. Year 3 singers from schools from all over the city came together with our

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Easter activities at the Junior School

The Junior School girls made some wonderful Easter bonnets and took part in an Easter egg hunt around the school. More photos can be found on our school Firefly app.

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Year 5 ‘a play in three days!’

What You Will (loosely based on Twelfth Night) by Ian Murchie With the help of Mr Murchie as writer, producer and director, the Year 5 girls gave a superb performance of What You Will and totally engaged the audience. They

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Reception visit the Story Museum

Reception girls enjoyed a visit to the Oxford Story Museum. They explored the exhibits, displayed their creative language skills and the whole class relaxed on the enormous bed!

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Eleanor’s success in national recorder competition

Having won a first prize in the regional competitions for Jugend Musiziert in January, Eleanor Voak has just been awarded another first prize on second level, the Landeswettbewerb. This means that she will now progress to the final stage of

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Oxford High Sports Celebration Dinner

Thanks to Mrs Jane Berry from the Sports Department, everyone enjoyed a fantastic evening celebrating all our many OHS sports women. Our guest speaker was Pamela Cookey, ex England captain and International Netballer and the evening was supported by FOxHS (Friends of

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Getting Cheeky for Science Week!

Science Outreach at Oxford High marked Science Week  with the brilliant team of Sixth Form STEM mentors with pupils from St Nicholas’ Primary School in a lab activity preparing and observing their own cheek cells!     Whether using swabs or saline, everyone was incredibly busy

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Empathy Action experience for Y9 Kaleidoscope

Empathy Action is a charity organisation which raises awareness of extreme poverty through interactive educational workshops and an incredible Poverty Trap simulation. They transform the main hall into a shanty town slum and run activities which plunge participants into life

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Year 5 at Leicester Space Centre

Year 5 recently paid a visit to the Leicester Space Museum which complements their topic and science studies this term.  They followed a discovery walk, investigating specific things along the way in addition to the  ‘hands-on’ activities which gave the

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Year 3 Production 2018

Year 3 kicked off the Junior School production season by performing ‘Tattybogle’. Tattybogle is a friendly scarecrow who enjoys meeting his animal friends throughout the different seasons but when winter time arrives, the high winds leave him in pieces. However,

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Colour Run!

Our Junior School girls gave our Year 11 runners a run for their money today in our first Colour Run. Warmed up beforehand with some Zumba from Head of Russian Ms Solovyova, they hurtled through the colourful paint with huge

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Colour Run!

Our Junior School girls gave our Year 11 runners a run for their money today in our first Colour Run. Warmed up beforehand with some Zumba from Head of Russian Ms Solovyova, they hurtled through the colourful paint with huge

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A bursary gift from a former Head of Oxford High

It was with great sadness that we heard of 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. Dr Kaye has left

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Year 3 visit to the Oxford Synagogue

 As part of their R.E. topic, Year 3 recently visited the Oxford Synagogue to investigate the Jewish religion.  They viewed several items that are used in Jewish worship and were able to look more closely at a copy of a

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Year 2 at The Living Rainforest

The impeccably behaved Year 2’s enjoyed a wonderful adventure through the Living Rainforest yesterday. We saw all sorts of animals, birds and creatures, as well as learning lots about the different plants and trees. The main focus of the tour

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The Junior School Training Orchestra

Training orchestra performed in their termly assembly to an audience of parents and pupils. They played “Cherokee Chief” and “German Dance”, two contrasting pieces. Well done to the girls who fit the rehearsals into their busy lunchtimes on Mondays.

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World Book Day at the Junior School

The weather didn’t stop the whole of the Junior School celebrating World Book Day on the 1st March. Girls dressed as a favourite character from a book and paraded in assembly … a time honoured tradition! This was followed by

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JEMS success at Oxford High School!

We held our third JEMS morning at Oxford High last week, which again involved Year 5 pupils from local primary schools and our own OHS Year 5 pupils doing challenging and stimulating technical activities together. JEMS stands for Juniors in Engineering Maths and Science and is an Oxford High

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Aspiring OHS Medics discover about Pathology

On Tuesday March 6th, the Royal College of Pathologists in London welcomed  year 12 aspiring medics from Oxford High to their National Infections Study Day.  Oxford High was the only school in the UK  to participate, and the students had the great privilege of hearing

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U15 County Netball Champions!

Early in February, our OHS Under 15 netballers arrived to play in their County tournament on a cold and very wet Saturday morning. However the weather didn’t affect their determination and skill as they were unbeaten in their first seven

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Year 2 – ZooLab

Year 2 had an exciting visit from ZooLab! They encountered some of the smaller creatures that live in the rainforests and were given the chance to handle most of them.

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Year 4 visit Christchurch College

Year 4 recently visited Christ Church Cathedral as the culmination of their history topic on Kings and Queens. The girls were given a guided tour of the cathedral and enjoyed a privileged visit to the college library, where they saw treasured

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Junior School Chinese New Year Assembly

Chinese New Year was the topic of a recent assembly and we were treated to a showcase of Chinese celebrations. Performing dragon and warrior dancing together with New Year songs, Miss Wei our Mandarin teacher, helped girls give an impressive

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Latest Music News

Here are the latest events in the OHS Music Department for the term. We do hope that you will join us!   Concert Calendar for Spring Term 2018   Friday 2 February (8pm)                     Messiah at St Andrew’s Church Tuesday 6

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See the new GDST Spirit of a Girl film!

Watch the brilliant new GDST film made by girls from all 25 schools  

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Textiles Trips

Our GCSE and A Level Textiles students recently visited the Balenciaga Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London to sketch and gather inspiration for their upcoming projects.  

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Chamber Choir

Some girls from the chamber choir were interviewed by Kirsten Seymour after watching footage of girls attending a remote school in Pakistan singing a song for us. This is as part of her upcoming documentary, “Pomegranates in Lahore”. Our girls

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Year 5 Faith Visitor

  Year 5 recently enjoyed a visit from Professor Cader as part of their R.E. topic about Islam. They had opportunities to asked questions and discuss this religion including making comparisons with other religions. Amrita from 5H reflected….. ‘On Monday

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Oxbridge offers for our Year 13

Congratulations to those of our Year 13 who have heard news of their offers so far. 20% of Year 13 have received an offer from Oxford or Cambridge and we look forward to hearing news from all the other universities

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Congratulations to Chess champion Elizaveta!

Elizaveta Sheremetyeva has continued to add to her already impressive achievements in Chess by coming first at the Oxfordshire Chess Association Junior Chess Tournament in the Under 18 section. This is a mixed section for boys and girls and Elizaveta excelled

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The Technology and Ethics Forum 2018

Devised and organised by Anoushka Patel, Academic STEM and Arkwright Engineering scholar at Oxford High School, the Technology and Ethics Forum was a chance to debate how leading edge technology is affecting our lives and to discuss our responsibility to

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KS2 Christmas Concert

KS2 girls took part in this seasonal festive treat.  Each year group took centre stage in addition to Chamber Choir and the many talented musicians we have in school.  More photos can be found on Firefly and the programme can be

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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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KS1 Christmas Concert

Wonderful singing voices could be heard from St. Andrew’s Church as the girls gave an outstanding performance of some contemporary and traditional seasonal songs to parents on Thursday 7th December.  More photos can be found on Firefly.      

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Reception Nativity

Reception girls performed the traditional Christmas story, showing off their acting skills and beautiful singing voices.  More photos can be found on Firefly.  

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Junior Sport in the Autumn

The girls have been busy with netball, hockey, football and swimming this term.  In addition to their lessons, girls can enjoy sports clubs at lunchtime and afterschool.  More photos can be found on Firefly.

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Year 3 investigate the Romans

Recently, Year 3 visited the Corinium Museum linked to their topic on Romans. In small groups they took part in workshops; dressing in Roman clothing, creating mosaics, and investigating Roman games and food.

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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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Our new Forest School!

We are proud to introduce our Forest School.  In developing a Forest School site of our own we are supporting the adventurous, creative and practical learners we have at OHS. We believe the OHS Forest School principles for learning complement

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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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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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Junior School Autumn Celebration

The entire Junior School got together for the first concerts of the year this week. In just five weeks the girls memorised a huge range of songs about the importance of water, rivers and how the water cycle works. There

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Year 6 visit New Scientist Live

On Friday 29th September, Year 6 travelled to London ExCel for the exciting scientific exhibition called New Scientist Live!  While there, Year 6 explored the large array of stands set up by universities, companies and industries. Here, the girls learned

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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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Town Hall Concert – tickets now on sale!

It is that time in the year when we look forward to the Oxford High School Senior Music Concert. Come and listen to a glorious programme of music from our choirs and orchestra in the fabulous setting of Oxford’s historic

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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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