Meet Trin

Head Girl and Sport Scholar

Head Girl Trinity St John Cox joined Headington in Year 6 from a local primary school. She studies Biology, Physics, Geography, AS Maths and an EPQ. A keen sportswoman who is in the School 1st XI for Hockey and has been invited to England trials, along with playing Football at county level, Trin is a Sports Scholar and was awarded the Special Sports Award in 2022. She volunteers Hockey coaching and does water testing for Thames Water Ox Eliminate Club outside of school, learns French ‘on the side’ and is part of the CREST Science club. After Headington, she would like to work to fight climate change, possibly working with the UN or major organisations and charities.

On Headington

It’s a place where I feel I have been entirely accepted and able to flourish. They have given me all kinds of opportunities, from academic things to sport. The friendships that I have gained here I have had nowhere else. It’s been not only a platform but a mattress beneath me that I can fall back on. It’s just a really, really amazing school that has created me – I definitely would not be the person I am without it. It’s the most engaging and enthusiastic environment a child can be in. It makes you love learning and it just encourages you to be you. It doesn’t try and fit you in a box. It wants to be accessible for all kinds of girls whatever their abilities and interests – art, or music or sport or writing, it’s the best environment a child could be in.

On her favourite thing about school

You can do anything here, the fact they offer nearly everything is what makes it special. I’m not a musical person, but if I wanted to I could do that here. The facilities, the teaching, everything, it’s just above and beyond what anyone could wish for an education.

On what she’s learned about herself

I’ve gained a lot of confidence and I think everyone supports you to do that. The way they reflect on bad results in sport or in lessons, it doesn’t necessarily put you down about it which I think is different to a lot of schools. It’s about resilience and determination – they’ve made me into someone who can get back up again, which is really important. They prepare you for all kinds of different disasters and different things which could go wrong and you feel ready to enter the world.