How to get into Oxford High School

Type:

Independent girls’ day school

Registration fee (as of the publication of this blog):

£100 for local applicants and £150 for overseas applicants.

Fees (as of the publication of this blog):

Reception £3,275 per term (additional lunch fees per term £261.67)

Years 1 and 2 £3,847 per term (additional lunch fees per term £261.67)

Years 3 and 4 £4,393 per term (additional lunch fees per term £315)

Years 5 and 6 £4,436 per term (additional lunch fees per term £315)

Years 7 to 11 £5,852 per term (additional lunch fees per term £315)

Years 12 and 13 £5,852 per term

Fees include the costs of textbooks and curriculum-based trips. Lunch is mandatory until year 11, after which students will have the opportunity to eat outside the school or bring their own lunch.

If a set of parents enrol their third or any subsequent child in the school, the child will be given a 20% discount until they leave the school.

Current head (as of publication of this blog):

Marina Gardiner Legge

About Oxford High School

Since OHS was founded in 1875, in the heart of leafy North Oxford, it has constantly been working towards providing young women the qualities they require for surviving and thriving in this world and is working for the bright future of its students with the utmost dedication.

Is Oxford High School good for you?

There are many benefits to joining Oxford High School. It is not only located in the heart of north Oxford to give you an opportunity to visit some of the best cafés, shops, and eateries in Oxford, but it also enables students to go on trips to the museums, galleries, and theaters located in Oxford to boost their creativity. Moreover, the school has ties with Oxford University and the Oxford University hospital, which enables them to invite speakers from the respective institutes, leading to the expansion of the knowledge of the students beyond the curriculum. The school has shown excellent academic results over the years.

Admissions
  1. Visit the school physically or virtually by registering for any upcoming event to evaluate the atmosphere.
  2. Fill out the online application form before the deadline as per the year group you wish to enrol your daughter in by checking the key admission dates for local applicants and the key admission dates for overseas applicants.
  3. Submit the registration fee.
  4. If you wish to apply for a bursary, tick the box on the registration form or write to the admissions team regarding the matter. Make sure to do it before the deadline for the main entry rounds. You will then be contacted when the Trust’s online bursary application portal is open and will be provided with the login information required for completing the bursary application usually every September. You may visit the bursaries page for further details.
Exams & interview

Entry for Prep and Pre-prep School (ages 4-11)

On admissions day, applicants will engage in a typical school day and sit basic English and Maths exam papers. The assessments will be followed by a short interview with the Head of Prep through which the applicant’s mental interests and, thus, capabilities will be judged and evaluated. The outcome of the application will be announced within 2 weeks of the admissions day.

Entry for Secondary School (11+ and 13+)

On the admissions day, applicants will solve different assessment papers. For Year 7 students will sit the 11+ paper which includes online assessments assessing their Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning, English, Maths, Creative Comprehension, and Puzzles and Problem-Solving. For entry into Year 9, students will sit for a 1-hour long 13+ assessment for English, a Maths, a Modern Foreign Language (French, German, Mandarin, or Spanish) and 1.5 hours long assessment for Reasoning (verbal, non-verbal, quantitative and spatial; online, multiple choice).

The assessments will be followed by a short interview with the Headmistress or the Deputy Head, through which the applicant’s mental interests and, thus, capabilities will be judged and evaluated. The outcome of the application will be announced around the beginning of November.

Entry for Sixth Form (16+)

OHS minimum requirements are at least 5 A*/A grades, or grade 7 or above, at GCSE, including an A*/A grade, or grade 7 or above, in the subjects students want to study at A Level. Art students will also be required to submit a portfolio.

On the admissions day, applicants will conduct a 30 minute written task on global topics in addition to a hour/hour and a half long Cognitive Abilities Test.

The assessments will be followed by a set of 2 interviews with the Deputy Head and the Director of Sixth Form through which the applicant’s mental interests and capabilities will be judged and evaluated. The outcome of the application is usually announced by mid December.

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