We are really excited to be leading the way as a school by putting creative thinking at the heart of a Headington education. We want to ensure that every pupil thinks creatively in everything she does and are delighted to have built our Creativity & Innovation Centre: The Hive, benefiting not only our current pupils, but generations of future Headingtonians.
It’s our job to equip Headington girls to thrive, wherever their life journey leads. In a world that seems more uncertain than ever, we believe that the ability to think creatively is the key skill for future generations.
Caroline Jordan, Headmistress
If you would like to find out more about this exciting project, please contact Helen Batchelor, External Relations Trustee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)1865 759191.
Why the Hive?
With the advent of AI and increasing automation of jobs, we believe that future generations must be creative thinkers. Creativity is a uniquely human and future-proof skill and we know that increasingly, employers are looking for the whole person and seeking creative minds to solve business problems in a new way.
A 21st century education is about thinking beyond graduation, and towards enabling pupils to become the collaborative workers, critical thinkers and creative problem solvers that our future and economy needs. Creativity is not just about being artistic, it’s the ability to take risks, adapt, innovate, and to have the vision to make ideas a reality. At Headington, we believe it is crucial to teach these skills from an early age, and to build upon them at each stage of the curriculum.
The Hive is a hub for cross-curricular learning with an emphasis on sustainability, technology and enterprise. These facilities will help create the conditions to foster creativity and ensure that each of our pupils lives up to their creative potential. It is thanks to the generous support of parents, alumnae and the wider community that we are able to deliver this transformative project for our Headington pupils, and donations of any size will make a real difference in helping us to achieve our campaign for a creative thinking future.
When people are inspired by their working environment they are more likely to be imaginative and creative. The Hive provides facilities to do just that including specialist Art and Textiles teaching spaces, a Sixth Form Studio, Lens Media Studios, Digital Manufacturing Suite, 3D Workshop and an incredible Exhibition Gallery and Lecture Theatre.
The Emma Watson Gallery
We are delighted that our Exhibition Gallery in The Hive is named The Emma Watson Gallery.
Emma Watson is an alumna of Headington School, having left in 2008. As a whole school community, we greatly admire Emma’s many achievements, not only as an outstanding actress, but as an exceptional role model for women. As a talented artist at Headington and following her continued passion for art and sustainable fashion, Emma is honoured that the Gallery is named after her and we hope that future generations of Headingtonians will be inspired to follow in her footsteps.
Will you lead us to a Creative Thinking Future?
The Hive is a hub which brings together people and ideas, inspiring our girls to live up to their creative potential. It is thanks to the generous support of parents, alumnae and the wider community we have been able to deliver this transformative project for our Headington pupils. Donations of any size will make a real difference in helping us to achieve our campaign for a creative thinking future.
Our fundraising campaign continues, as we focus on providing exciting learning opportunities and state of the art equipment to ensure that our current pupils and future generations of Headingtonians can benefit from everything The Hive has to offer.
If you can support our fundraising campaign and would like to have your name added to our donor recognition tree, please donate online here.
If you would like to have a chat or arrange to have a tour of The Hive, please do get in touch with Helen Batchelor email@example.com