Leadership and Adventure

We encourage girls to start taking responsibility in leadership roles from an early age and, by the time they reach the Sixth Form, many are running their own clubs.

Activities such as Combined Cadet Force (CCF) or the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme allow girls to develop a host of different leadership and teamworking skills – as well as providing plenty of opportunity for adventure!

CCF 2020
CCF 2020

Residential Trips

At Headington we believe that learning should not be confined to the classroom.

We provide a wide range of opportunities to encourage our girls to broaden their horizons and extend their learning.

Some residential trips are on offer every year whilst others are ‘one-offs’. There are residential trips on offer for all ages, from short stays in the UK often focusing on team-building, leadership and adventure or outdoor pursuits, to European academic or field trips, to lengthier cultural and enrichment experiences all over the globe.


Our Sixth Form geographers go on a residential field study every year to gather research and data which goes towards their A Level coursework projects, most recently Slapton Sands in Devon, while our A Level biologists head to the Isle of Wight for their research. Classicists head to the heart of the Classical World in Italy or Greece, Historians visit the Battlefields, among other locations, while our linguists visit Spain, France and Germany.