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School:Headington School
Type of School: day&boarding school for girls
Age range: 3-18
Number of students: 1078
Number of boarders: 225
International Students: 15%
Teacher:pupil ratio: 1:8
Annual boarding fees: 32100-35250(GBP/Year)
Website: http://www.headington.org

Headington has just celebrated its Centenary and is a highly successful school in the heart of Oxford,consistently ranking in the top fifty academic institutions in the UK.Founded on Christian principles,Headington provides the best possible environment for teaching and learning through first class resources and facilities,encouraging academic rigour ,independence and initiative at all ages.
Academic Profile
Self-motivation and a love of learning are inspired by excellent teaching. Year on year, our academic results speak for themselves. In 2015 87.3% of results were at A* or A at GCSE and 87.7% of results at A Level were at A* to B. For IB, our average point score was 38.8 with 50% of students scoring 40 points or more keeping us in the Top five  IB schools in the UK.
All our teaching staff are subject specialists with the expertise and enthusiasm to stretch and challenge each girl. Tutors are allocated to each form group, so that individual attention is readily available. Grades for effort and achievement are sent home every half term and written reports twice a year.

In  September 2015 the school opened fifth boarding houses at Headington, providing extra sixth form  accommodation. Boarding at Headington is for girls aged from 11-18.Davenport is the junior house, home to girls aged 11-14, while Celia Marsh and MacGregor houses are dedicated to the Sixth Form only. Napier and Hillstow take girls from Upper 4 (year9) onwards. Boarding at Headington is fun and friendly and girls benefit hugely from the facilities, support and friendships they form is the boarding houses.

Headington offers a superb range of facilities to day girls and boarders to support and enhance their learning. All facilities are set in 23 acres of beautiful gardens and playing fields and encompass dance,drama, art, sport and music as well as specialist classrooms. In 2015 we opend a brand new Dance and Fitness Centre with a mirrored Dance Studio and Harlequin floor and a fully equipped  gym and training centre .The 240-seat Theatre, home to the Drama Department, is run by a professional team who provide expertise in set design and construction, lighting and sound design. Our state-of-the-art Music School features whole class teaching rooms, a recording studio and practice rooms for individuals. The Art School has a mezzanine gallery, four art studios and a darkroom for photography students. Our floodlit all-weather pitches provide our sportswomen with the practice space they need to take their game to the next level. In addition, there is also a 25m swimming pool used for lessons and competitions as well as sports hall and fitness suite. 

International Baccalaureate
The IB is a well-established pre-university course that offers a challenging alternative to traditional A Levels. Subject options for IB currently include: Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Economics, Environmental Science, English, French, Geography, German, Greek, History, Italian ab initio, Latin, Mathematics, Maths Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, Theatre and Visual Arts.

A Level and GCSE Subjects
A Level: Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Classical Greek, Drama, Economics, English, Environmental Science, French, Geography, German, Greek, History, History of Art, ICT, Latin, Law, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music, Music Technology, Photography, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies and Spanish.
GCSE: Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Drama, English, Food and Nutrition, French, Geography, German, Greek, History, ICT, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Religious Studies, Spanish and Textiles.

Special Features
Headington has been one of the top three rowing schools in the country for several years, finishing ahead of schools such as Radley and Eton.
The School offers the IB as an alternative to traditional A Levels, enabling each girl to choose the post-16 education that will help her to fulfil her own aspirations and ambitions.

Student Profile
 “I have found the school to be a very nice place to learn and the people are all friendly. Teachers are good at helping me understand certain concepts which I sometimes find difficult and I get ongoing support with my English.
Life in boarding is fun and I like sharing a dorm with other girls in my year. There are also lots of after school activities which you can do. I do swimming, textiles and touch typing but there is so much to choose from.
The boarding house has good staff who are always around if you need help and I find silent prep time in the evening very useful to get my work done. There is a friendly and supportive environment in the house which makes it a great place to relax after my work is done.”

Si Yi Wang is a Lower 4 student from Shanghai and currently boards in Davenport House.

Headington School, Oxford, OX3 7TD
Tel: 01865 75910001865 759100
Headington, Oxford
London – 1 hour