Harry Bibring shares his story with students.

Holocaust survivor Harry Bibring made his tenth visit to Headington this week to speak to Lower Sixth A-level students about his wartime experiences.

Mr Bibring, who was born in 1925 in Vienna, gave a deeply moving account of his early life, describing how his happy existence with his family in Vienna changed on 11th March 1938 when Austria was annexed to Germany.

Morgan retains her county title.

Congratulations to Lower Fourth student Morgan who has retained her title of Oxfordshire vault champion.

Morgan was competing at the Oxfordshire Gymnastics Individual Apparatus competition at the weekend. She retained her title by gaining the top score in her level, bringing home a gold medal. She also achieved a great score of 12.1 on the floor, winning the silver medal.

Medals for girls from Prep and Senior Schools.

Well done to our fantastic Prep and Senior School fencers who all won medals at the Bucks, Berks and Oxon County Age Group Foil on 4th November.

Cordelia from the Prep School represented Headington at the competition together with Jo, Jo, Ines, Evi and Catriona from the Senior School. Catriona defended her U16 title successfully, beating Jo into silver and Ines into bronze to do so. Jo surprised herself by winning silver in the U14 foil and Evi took bronze in the U18 foil.

Girls play well at IAPS tournament.

Pupils from the Prep School were very excited to enter the Independent Association of Prep Schools’ (IAPS) hockey tournament for the first time.

Their first game against Downsend was fast and furious with Jessica scoring for Headington and then Downsend replying quickly to equalise. The game finished 1-1, although Headington had an excellent chance in the dying few minutes which they were unlucky not to convert.

Fascinating trip for Headingtonians.

Eighteen Headingtonians, former members of staff and guests enjoyed a fascinating afternoon at Hook Norton Brewery in Oxfordshire.

During the visit in October the former students and staff learned about the different brewing processes and were able to sample some different types of beer.

A-level geographers examine flood management schemes.

On a very sunny autumnal October day, a group of 25 A-level geographers set out to investigate the River Windrush that gives its name to one of our school houses. 

Team off to a flying start in national competition.

Fifteen students from L5 to U6 have made an impressive start to a national Student Robotics competition by winning a mini-competition which kick started the competition.

On Saturday 3rd November the students attended the ‘Kickstart’ event, which introduces the competition, at Southampton University. It was a great day and Headington was the only all-female team there. The girls triumphed in the mini-competition to test their engineering minds and teamwork skills, beating a field of almost 30 schools.

GCSE and A-level students visit the Netherlands.

The art department took 35 GCSE and A level artists to Amsterdam at half term.

The students visited the many art galleries and museums. From Rembrandt and Vermeer to Van Gogh we were treated to feast of outstanding painting. In the recently re-opened Stedelijk Museum there was a world class collection of modern and contemporary art which challenged and enthralled.

Boarders enjoy a spectacular night of music and dance.

Students from U3 to U6 celebrated the diverse mix of cultures and traditions within our boarding community at International Evening – the highlight in the boarding calendar.

Twenty acts from the school’s four boarding houses acted, sang traditional songs, danced and played musical instruments.

Kara pursues her passion for zoology.

Congratulations to Upper Sixth student Kara who applied for and was awarded a Nuffield bursary for the summer holidays when she was able to work alongside professional scientists.

As she is passionate about zoology, Kara was offered the chance to work at the Natural History Museum, sorting and organising data on dung beetles. Kara did an excellent job and her data may well be published in one of the papers written by the museum staff.