Head: Dr Philip Hills
Chair of Governors: Louise Ansdell
Oxford High School is an independent day school for girls. Founded by the Girls' Day School Trust in 1875, it is Oxford’s oldest girls' school and is still located firmly in the heart of Oxford, seat of Britain’s oldest university. It remains true to its heritage of pioneering girls’ education with Head, Dr Philip Hills, leading a school offering girls a potent mix of academic rigour balanced carefully against numerous opportunities to have a go; whether it’s exploring their creativity or discovering their adventurous side, they all grow in integrity and responsibility.
Oxford High's whole-school approach means all girls, from 4 to 18 years, are treated as individuals who can leave OHS prepared to face the challenge of adult life with self-confidence, resilience and robustness – alongside their continued exceptional exam successes. This year has seen OHS’s best year yet for GCSEs with 95% of results being A*/A, and 76% of all A Levels A*/A.
Tatler’s School Guide 2015 reviewed Oxford High as having girls who were ‘fearless and independent’ and applauded the school's drive to end the culture of Little Miss Perfect and allow girls to learn to cope with failure in order to achieve inner strength and belief.
The school’s new 360 Programme for Sixth Form launches in 2016 which makes it an exciting time to join this school. There’s a choice of 26 A Level academic subjects and the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), as well as a programme of elective courses based around each girl’s passion or interests, plus a perspectives strand which looks at leadership and volunteering. Girls can choose over 90 activities across sport, music, art, drama, dance, community and voluntary activities, debating, creative writing, the Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, School Magazine and Young Enterprise (National Finalists 2015).
Girls leave Oxford High School as confident, extremely well-qualified young women heading to the university destinations and subjects of their choice, with a significant number obtaining places at Oxford and Cambridge, the Russell Group and prestigious universities abroad such as Harvard.
Check the website for details of Open Days but go to visit at any point in the year and see for yourself.
|Year||Termly fee||Extras included|
|Senior School||£4,995||Fees cover tuition, most stationery, textbooks, scientific materials and compulsory Educational Visits. The Senior School fees also cover the costs of ISCO tests in Year 10, and membership of the GDST Alumnae network for the Sixth Form. Year 7 to 13 lunch charge £250 per pupil per term.|
|Years 3-6||£3,758||Fees cover tuition, most stationery, textbooks, scientific materials and compulsory Educational Visits. Lunch charge £250 per pupil per term.|
|Reception - Year 2||£3,291||Fees cover tuition, most stationery, textbooks, scientific materials and compulsory Educational Visits. Lunch charge £210 per pupil per term|