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Inevitably, given its central Oxford location, OHS has a reputation for being the bluestocking school. And what’s wrong with that? It’s hardly an insult to be linked to a movement that championed women’s education and no one could accuse OHS girls of being dull or frumpy. Teaching is taken ‘beyond the curriculum,’ and staff enjoy the opportunity to lead (or possibly follow) girls off piste academically. We have heard mixed reports about sport, some feeling that it doesn’t quite match up to the standard of academics (rather a tall order) but girls have represented their county and country...

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What the school says...

Oxford High School is Oxford’s oldest girls’ school, a leading independent day school based in the heart of Oxford for girls aged 4 to 18 years.
We are a vibrant and happy school full of bright, clever, interesting pupils. We have a wealth of alumnae who have become leaders in their chosen fields across the world, and we have consistently high academic results at GCSE and A Level.
We encourage our girls to be ambitious in all areas of life, to develop self-confidence, aware of the impact of their actions on those they care about, on the wider world and upon themselves. We live life to the full, proud of our past and preparing for the future.

Oxford High School is one of 26 Girls’ Day School Trust schools. All GDST schools share a common set of values that support our aims and place girls first.
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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.


Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.





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Since September 2017, Dr Philip Hills, previously deputy head at Hampton School. First in classics from Cambridge, where he also directed plays and played football (he still coaches sports teams) before going on to write a PhD on Horace. Stayed on at Cambridge as a lecturer and research fellow, then began his teaching career at Eton, moving on to head the classics departments at Bristol Grammar and then St Paul's. He introduced mindfulness to the Hampton curriculum and set up a Latin outreach programme with local state schools. Married to Professor Alison Hills, an Oxford tutorial fellow; they have three children.

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Girls study for 10 GCSEs (none taken early) and in 2018 an impressive 90 per cent of grades were A*/A/9-7. Triple award science and iGCSEs. Eight language options including Mandarin and Russian. Responsive...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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