U6 Graduation

Headington’s Main Hall rang out with applause as pupils, staff and parents came together to celebrate their achievements at a special graduation ceremony.

U6 Graduation, on Friday 7th July, was an opportunity to mark the achievements of the students and award prizes for a variety of academic and other achievements and to look forward to the girls’ next steps.

Academic Director of Sixth Form Mrs Alice Barrett said: “We were delighted to celebrate the fantastic achievements of the students

“They have achieved so much despite a great deal of their latter schooling taking place during the height of the pandemic and all the disruption to normal life and online schooling and cancellation of GCSEs that this entailed.”

Twenty-three of those crossing the stage began their Headington journey in the Prep School, with some joining in the Nursery. The range of courses selected by graduates reflects the School’s goal to help every student be who they want to be with Medicine, Veterinary and History featuring alongside Illustration, Product Design and Film Production.

Headingtonian Dr Miram Orcutt gave an inspiring address on her pathway from potential ballerina to professional tango dancer – all while reaching the peak of her career in public health and refugee medicine.

Mrs Barrett said: “What is particularly special about the Headington community is that all students, whether finishing their 14th or second year at the school, achieve so much and support each other so well.

“Dr Orcutt’s address demonstrated just how important it is to follow your passions and to sometimes take the road less travelled. We wish our graduates of 2023 all the very best and I look forward to perhaps hearing one of them deliver the main address in just a few years’ time.”