'The school has a very wide and inspiring range of activities outside of school hours and an excellent personal development programme.' Ofsted


We recognise that although qualifications are very important, school is about much more than examinations. Our students benefit from a wide range of creative, sporting and cultural activities. We offer many clubs and societies which operate at lunch times and after school.

Our students enter competitions at county and national levels in debating, public speaking, sport, science, creative writing, maths challenges, news reporting – the list goes on. We are national football champions and county champions in netball, cricket, rounders and football. We benefit hugely from our links with the world-class science community within the local area and from our excellent partnerships with Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University.

Girls join the Duke of Edinburgh’s group at bronze or silver levels, play cricket, football, basketball, try horse riding, fencing and sailing. They can join clubs in Science, Drama, Maths, Dance, Computing, Art, Languages or, indeed, start a new club of their own. Highlights of the school year include the joint drama production with St Birinus School, the Music and Dance Concerts and the Art Exhibitions which take place at the Cornerstone Arts Centre – all of which receive wonderful reviews.