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Everywhere we looked girls were busy, busy, busy: happily creating delicious-looking Plasticine cupcakes in the big messy art room; doing cartwheels in the gym; learning about mad Tudor instruments in music; doing ‘lots’ of experiments in the science labs. General air of make do and mend; nothing at all wrong with that although the library (doubles as venue for music lessons), seems to be in a corridor, with a few uninvitingly deflated beanbags for seating. School says that big plans are afoot…

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What the school says...

At Oxford High Junior School we offer a broad and exciting curriculum, with specialist teaching in Music, Art, PE, Science and French from Key Stage One to ensure that our pupils not only fulfil their potential but reach beyond it to the highest academic levels and personal development.

Based on two sites in North Oxford, we have excellent facilities so are able to provide a range of sporting and extra-curricular activities within the school day and beyond it, as well as well-regarded out of school care, that operates from 7.30am to 5.45pm. We are also proud of our pastoral care and the support offered to the girls. We welcome parents involvement in school life and enhance this through good communications based on our common aim to do the best for the girls.

Visitors are very welcome, either at open days, special events or individually; please contact the school.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of junior school

Since January 2016, Kate Gater, previously deputy head of Edgbaston High Prep School. Leaving in December 2019. Her successor will be Jessica Williams, currently deputy head and head of girls at Ashfold Prep. Educated in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Hong Kong and England; degree in physiology and psychology from Southampton and PGCE in secondary science and biology from Homerton College Cambridge. Has been, variously, head of year 7 at Aylesbury Grammar, head of boarding at Lucton School and science teacher at Llandovery College. Her husband is also a teacher; three teenage daughters. A keen runner and occasional tennis player.

Entrance

First come first served into reception, then selective; year 3 other main entry point. For entry to years 1- 6 girls spend an observed assessment day with tests in maths, English, reading and spelling....

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