Bethany, Zainah and Katerina meet the Earl of Wessex

Three of Headington's Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme participants came face to face with royalty for a special Tennis themed event.

In November, Headington was invited by the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, office of HRH the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, and Derek Williams, President Oxford University Tennis Clubs, to a Real Tennis fundraising event on behalf of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Charity. 

Katerina, Bethany and Zainah are pictured at the Real Tennis masterclass
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U5s celebrate end of mock exams

The U5 marked the end of their mock examinations with a well-earned trip to London's West End to see ‘School of Rock’ at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on Drury Lane.

After the last Physics papers were taken, coaches whisked the girls away for an evening full of fun, laughter, feet-tapping, hand-clapping celebratory festivities and awe-inspiring performances from some extremely talented young actors and musicians. 

Girls stand in the queue for the 'School of Rock', with the logo displayed behind them
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Ten pantos put on for annual contest

She’s behind you! was the cry in Headington’s Main Hall as the School hosted its annual House Panto competition.

Each of the School’s ten houses was challenged to put on a pantomime – with writing, direction, props and costumes all coming from the girls themselves – in just eight minutes.

The audience were treated to enthusiastic versions of all the classics, along with some less traditional pantomimes including ‘Shrek’.

Girls stand on stage in front of a palace backdrop, at front of stage a narrator reads from a giant 'Shrek' storybook
Girls raise cathedral roof in magical service

Girls, staff and parents joined together to celebrate Christmas in our annual candlelit Carol Service at Oxford's stunning Christ Church Cathedral.

The cathedral was packed as Chamber Choir started proceedings with a beautiful unaccompanied rendition of 'The Advent Prose' before the whole congregation was invited to join their voices together to sing 'Once in Royal David's City'.

Head Girl trio process towards the altar bearing candles and cross
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L4 and U4 sing at St Andrew's Church, Headington

Girls from L4, U4 and members of our HeadingTones choir headed to nearby St Andrew's Church in Headington on Tuesday 11th December for a special carol service.

Fr Darren McFarland, parish priest and a Headington School governor, spoke engagingly about looking afresh at the Christmas message to recognise the true hope and peace it offers all. 

Chaplain Mr Tom Howell said: "It was our first Carol Service at our parish church and we look forward to many others." 

Congregation is pictured from behind looking forwards to the altar in a church decorated for Christms
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Fantastic achievements recognised in termly assembly

Achievements of every area of school life and beyond were recognised in our termly Cups and Colours assembly.

Academic progress and attainment, achievement in Art, Dance, Drama, Music and Sport along with house, charitable, outward bound and CCF endeavours were among those recognised.

Millie, Emilia and Ayako hold their cups in front of the Christmas tree
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Festive reads on offer

Headington's English Department and Library joined forces to create a "Festive Fiction" booklet of reading lists.

The goal is to spread some literary comfort and jo, and promotes reading for pleasure as the winter draws in. The recommended books cover a wide range of reading-ages, abilities and interests and all focus on different Christmassy themes.

Christmas tree
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Girls pose interesting genetic engineering questions for challenge

On Thursday 29th November, four sixth forners took part in the Aspire to Engineer: The Genetic Engineering Challenge being organised by the Natural History Museum.

Maya and Teresa stand in front of whiteboard
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Headington community comes together for festive wreath making activity

On Saturday 8th December Headington held a Christmas Wreath Making Workshop, led by Lucy from Petite Fleur Oxford, with mulled wine and mince pies for all. 

The event was organised by Headington's Development team and, as well as some familiar faces, the mix of Headingtonians, parents and staff getting stuck in and creating wreaths included some new faces to Headington events. 

Two women hold up wreaths they have made
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Fantastic show sets off festivities

Girls performed to a sell out crowd for a fantastic opening night of 'A Christmas Carol'  on Thursday 6th December.

Director of Drama Mr Phil Macken said: "The cast and crew have worked tirelessly and created an exceptional performance.

"It was brilliant to see the reactions to some of the more 'surprising' moments. We were thrilled to have a sell-out performance on our first night, one again tonight and hopefully a third on Saturday."

Carol singers stand in group in black and white with smoke behind
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