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In the words of head, not a ‘ta dah!’ school – but in our view all the better for it. Set over two charming but bijoux urban sites where space is at a premium, although effectively utilised to create two cosy yet inspiring learning environments. School believes that girls benefit from a single sex environment because they are often more ready to engage with academic study at a younger age to their male counterparts. Not, thank goodness, that we saw tinies doing...

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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 1 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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Head of junior school

Since January 2019, Jessica Williams (40s), an ‘army child’ educated in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Hong Kong and Buckinghamshire before reading physiology and psychology at Southampton University, followed by a PGCE in secondary science and biology from Homerton College, Cambridge. Began career at Aylesbury Grammar School where she was biology teacher and head of year 7; was head of boarding at Lucton School, taught biology and psychology at Llandovery College and was an online teacher with virtual classroom InterHigh whilst spending time with her three young daughters before moving to Ashfold Prep, where she became deputy head and head of girls.

Was ‘blown away’ when she first visited OHS Prep and arrived ‘fizzing with ideas’. A delightful blend of conviviality, pragmatism and common sense with a metaphoric and...

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