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Headington School for Girls

In 2019 - 49.5% of A Level students achieved A*-A
Address: Headington Rd, Oxford OX3 7TD, United Kingdom
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Description Headington School for Girls

  • Established: in 1915
  • The total number of students: 1024 people
  • The age of the students: 3-18 years (foreigners - 11-18 years)
  • Type of accommodation: guest-house (residence)
  • Type of study: separate (girls only).

The famous, prestigious elite boarding school Headington School is designed to teach only girls between the ages of 3 and 18 (foreign students can enroll in school from 11 years old). The campus is just a mile from the center of the world famous Oxford - the alma mater of the most prestigious British institutions, a cozy old city with a unique atmosphere. The total campus area reaches 26 acres: the architectural ensemble of the school is inscribed in the overall appearance of the Oscord incredibly harmonious, emphasizes its uniqueness and originality. Despite the old buildings, the school is equipped inside according to all modern standards - the institution keeps pace with the times, providing the students with the latest educational technologies, tools and techniques.

Hedington School is supportive of foreign students and gladly accepts them for its programs - today representatives of 30 countries and nationalities study at school.

In the national ranking of the best private schools in the country, compiled by The Telegraph, Headington School ranks 43rd. Pupils receive 38 points out of 45 possible in the IB exams: according to the data of 2015, 86% of girls became excellent students at the GCSE course, and 64% passed the most difficult A-level exams to the highest A * -A scores.

Among the graduates of this school are many famous personalities:

  • The actress, famous in the films of the saga "Harry Potter" Emma Watson
  • Sophie Sumner (top model, Contest "Top Model in American")
  • Julia Sommerville (Air Force reporter)
  • Christina Onassis (business lady, daughter of the Greek billionaire Aristotle Onassis) and many others.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Headington School for Girls

Program name
from 12 210 £ / term


The educational program fully complies with the high UK national standards, including in the curriculum of many disciplines and subjects of the basic school course:

  • Art
  • Technology and Design
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT course)
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Sport and physical culture
  • Natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics)
  • Religious studies.

In the 8th grade, Spanish is added to this list, and beginning with the 9th grade, natural science subjects begin to be studied as separate directions, plus dramatic art and theater added to the curriculum.

from 12 210 £ / term

GCSE program is designed for 2 academic years - this is the final stage of the British high school, giving the right to continue education in the Sixth Form and then go to university.

Most of the subjects of the curriculum are mandatory, but girls can choose for themselves electives (3-6 directions) in order to better prepare for admission to the chosen faculty. Among the available items are the following (the first 6 are mandatory):

  • English
  • English literature
  • Mathematics
  • Modern foreign languages
  • Religious Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Art
  • Design and technology
  • Business
  • Computer Science (ICT)
  • Dancing and choreography
  • Dramatic art and theater
  • Geography
  • Policy
  • History
  • Music
  • Physical Education and Sports
  • Psychology.
from 13 395 £ / term

Two-year pre-university educational program  has become the real "gold standard" of the British educational system.

For the first year the pupils choose 4-5 subjects for themselves, of which only 3-4 most priority ones remain for the second year. When choosing educational disciplines, one needs to focus not only on personal tastes and preferences, but also on the requirements of a future university or faculty: the A - level certificate with fairly high scores enables enrollment without additional entrance examinations and tests. On the basis of the school there are professional consultants who are ready to help girls with the curriculum.

You can select subjects from the following list:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science (ICT)
  • Technology and Design
  • English
  • English literature
  • Economy
  • Geography
  • Policy
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Higher mathematics (advanced level)
  • Music
  • Modern foreign languages
  • The photo
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sport and physical culture
  • Sociology
  • Theology (religious studies) and ethics.

Accommodation, housing and food

In residences for girls (middle and high school) everything that can be necessary for rest and life is provided. Houses for middle school students (Hillstow and Napier ) include cozy rooms for 2-4 people, and residences for high school students (Celia Marsh and MacGregor ) provide comfortable private or double bedrooms. Each house has a student kitchen with the necessary equipment (you can prepare a snack, a cup of tea or coffee), cozy living rooms for relaxation, gaming, computer classes and music studios, quiet classes for self-preparation and homework.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Art and design, Business fundamentals, Classical civilization, Computer skills, design, drama, economics, Environmental science, Food and nutrition, geography, history, law, maths, modern languages, music, Natural Sciences, philosophy, physical Culture, politics, psychology, Religious studies, textile

Events Headington School for Girls

In the daily life of the Headington School pupils, sport plays an important role: it helps girls not only to develop physically, but also to increase their personal discipline, responsibility, and teamwork skills. The curriculum includes lessons in physical education, in addition there are numerous sections and clubs, for example:

  • Equestrian sport
  • Track and field athletics
  • Tennis (large and small)
  • Swimming
  • Rowing
  • Volleyball
  • Netball.

Creative activities are also constantly present in the life of students. On the basis of Headington School there is a professional theater: lessons of stage and acting skills are organized here, plays and various productions are regularly staged. Many girls are engaged in music school and also give interesting performances and concerts with playing musical instruments and chorus, solo vocal. The Center for Art and Design organizes courses in photography, needlework, ceramics and modeling, drawing and painting, 3D graphics.

Exciting trips to British cities and Europe are organized regularly: students attend Venice, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid and even New York!

Equipment Headington School for Girls

On the spacious campus of Headington School, you will find everything you need for school, sports, creativity, recreation and entertainment. Equipped with numerous sports fields for team games, playgrounds and a functional, spacious sports complex. There is its own large library, scientific laboratories for research and practical lessons, a computer center with the latest PCs and Internet access. There is a separate Center for Arts and Design, its own theater and a spacious, picturesque garden for walking, there is a swimming pool. On the campus the medical center with the doctor on duty and the nurse is constantly working, and 4 comfortable, spacious and cozy residences are built for living.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The course cost already includes studying on the chosen program, accommodation (full board + school lunches), teaching aids and books, laundry services. The following components are paid additionally:

  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy)
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Round trip
  • Medical insurance
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Custody (for children under 18 years): registration with the agency + guardian services
  • Registration fee.

Extra fees:

  • Deposit for a course/programme 3250 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

All applicants for a place in Headington School should take the following steps:

  • Fill in the registration form on the model
  • Provide a report card with grades for the last 2-3 years
  • Pass the testing in mathematics and the English language
  • Demonstrate a sufficiently high level of English (certificate TOEFL or IELTS ).

Students entering the program Sixth Form (courses IB or A- level ) must also take the entrance exams for subjects they plan to study at Headington School.

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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