X Factor finalist Lucie is the special guest.

Girls from U3 to U6 put on a spectacular Fashion Show to remember in the Theatre.

The event in March gave the girls a wonderful opportunity to show off their textile work and they modelled their clothes to a sell-out audience.

Before the show the girls put an amazing amount of hard work into rehearsals and organising the event's music and choreography. Boys from Abingdon School and Magdalen College School also took part in the modelling.

Thirty girls from L4 and U4 were able to follow in the footsteps of the characters they have been reading about in Latin during their Easter holiday trip to Pompeii, the partially-buried Roman town near the modern city of Naples.

English students get into character.

U5 students slipped into character at a Jane Austen tea party organised by the English Department this month.

The girls, who are studying Pride and Prejudice at GCSE, dressed as the Bennet sisters and as characters such as Mr Darcy and Mr Wickham.

They enjoyed tea, cake, musical performances and dramatised readings from the novel in the school’s Reading Room.

School wins 'best soundtrack' category at regional competition.

Headington finished in second place overall at this year’s Rock Challenge regional competition.

On 1 March, 47 students from L5 to L6 and four members of staff travelled to Southampton for the regional competition. As well as coming in 2nd place overall, the school also won the ‘Best Soundtrack’ category and the health and safety quiz.

A special mention goes to the six leaders who choreographed the dance and put together the whole performance: Anni, Millie, Vicky, Ellie, Rachel and Lucy.

Croissants and pains au chocolat on the menu.

Modern languages students from U5 enjoyed a French-style breakfast on Friday 27 April.

They tucked into some brioches, croissants, pains au chocolat and joined in a quiz about French culture. The dress code for the occasion was French too – bien sûr!

Poetry event at Radley College.

A party of 30 girls from U4 to U6 set off from Headington to Radley College on 20 March to hear Wendy Cope read her poems and discuss poetry and life.

Our girls enjoyed Wendy Cope’s references to other much loved poets: A E Housman, William Wordsworth and Emily Dickinson whom fortunately we had been studying at the Literary Society on the previous Friday. Cope declared Housman to be a major influence on her early appreciation of poetry and acknowledged her love for Emily Dickinson.

Headington hosts inter-school competition.

Our young riders enjoyed great success at Headington’s fourth inter-schools show jumping competition at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre on 11 April.

Once again this annual event proved to be extremely popular, attracting young riders from more than 30 schools including Oxford High, Tudor Hall, Eton College, Stowe, Cheltenham Ladies’ College and many more. There were five show jumping classes throughout the day and competitors could enter as teams or compete as individuals.

Staff and students join in fundraising.

Students and staff from the whole school community turned out in fancy dress for some lunchtime fundraising for Sport Relief.

As well as a sponsored run around the playing fields there was an inter-house space hopper challenge – not to mention an entertaining staff space hopper competition.

Girls could have their nails painted red and the nail bar in the school foyer raised £232. In another event outside the dining hall girls could pay 50 pence to try to catch high-flying tennis balls. There were more than 200 attempted catches within the hour, raising £120.

Girls take part in two major national competitions.

Congratulations to all the girls who achieved excellent results at the two major national rowing competitions this week – the Schools’ Head of the River on 20 March and the Scullers’ Head of the River at Dorney Lake on 19 March.

At the Schools’ Head the rowers won medals in every age group, including gold in the WJ15 8 and equal gold (with Latymer) in the WJ18 4. The WJ16 4+ team came 2nd and the WJ18 8+ team finished 3rd.

Twelve L5 GCSE textiles technology students enjoyed a recent visit to the Fashion and Textiles Museum in Bermondsey.

They visited the Designing Women, Post-War British Textiles exhibition, looking at the work of post-war textile designers such as Lucienne Day. The girls listened to a short talk by one of the museum curators and then spent time sketching some of the designs in the museum. This term they are following up the visit in school with textile printing work.