Oxford High is a school for “girls who really love learning” says headmistress Judith Carlisle. Perhaps the academic air of oxford inspires them, or more likely it’s the outstanding teaching. An academic high achiever, the school most recently had 36% of its upper sixth pupils gain places at Oxbridge.
The firm focus on academia means that sport at the school is a little worse off. There are still a wide range of activities on offer at the school, whether sporting or as an extension of learning outside of the syllabus.
The school’s pastoral care system is designed to ensure that any academic or personal problems are picked up and dealt with efficiently with a large number of small tutor groups. Parents praise the way in which staff treat pupils as individuals, giving positive encouragement to the less confident and helping to bring out the best in every girl.