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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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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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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 and the 25 Years on (1994) leavers.  The date for this is Saturday 18th May 2019.

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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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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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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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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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OWLS – a collaboration with Wimbledon High

The OWLS project (Oxford and Wimbledon Leading Scholarship) is a new development for our OHS Sixth Formers. It is a collaborative academic investigation and writing initiative between the Sixth Form academic scholarship and exhibition holders of Oxford High School and

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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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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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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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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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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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