Overseas Applications

Headington is proud of its rich and diverse community. With around 30 different nations represented across the School, we celebrate and welcome the contribution made by each and every girl who joins our school.

As a student visa sponsor, we are delighted to welcome girls from all over the world into our community. We would be delighted to meet you in person if you visit Oxford or at any of the events we attend abroad to discuss your daughter’s aspirations. A

Please note that we are only able to sponsor student visas for girls, who are full boarders, into our Senior School, aged 11-18.

There is no requirement to use an educational agent/consultant to apply to Headington unless English is not your first language and you would be more comfortable with translation assistance from within your own country.

Entrance examinations

Entrance examinations can be taken either here at Headington School, or in your home country through the offices of the British Council, an open Cambridge Examination Centre, or with one of our nominated educational representatives. Fees for invigilation services overseas, regardless of facilitator, are common, as entrance examinations can take up to four hours to complete. Parents are encouraged to investigate the options well in advance of the entrance examination window and seek advice from admissions@headington.org where necessary.

In terms of costs, parents will pay the application fee of £150 for Prep age pupils (Nursery to Year 6) or £250 for Senior School and Sixth Form overseas candidates directly to Headington. They should also expect to pay an invigilation charge to the chosen facilitator (unless your daughter takes the entrance examinations here at school, where no invigilation charge applies). No other costs should be incurred prior to an offer.

For more information, please get in touch with our Admissions team.

Closing Dates For Overseas Applications

Type Of ApplicationClosing Date (12.00 pm noon)
11+ EntryFriday 11th October 2024
13+ EntryFriday 11th October 2024
16+ EntryFriday 11th October 2024

Overseas Testing Dates

11+ Entry15th - 18th November 2024
12+, 13+, 14+ and 16+ Entry1st - 4th November 2024