About Oxford
  • About Oxford

    About Oxford


Out & About

Oxford is just eight miles from the School. While it has a rich history, it is more than just ‘dreaming spires’. Oxford is a vibrant modern city, stuffed full of cafés, shops, pubs, theatres, cinemas and restaurants.

There are seven theatres: Pegasus Theatre, The Oxford Playhouse, The Burton Taylor Theatre, the New Theatre, The North Wall, The Theatre at Headington, the Old Fire Station and numerous others which spring up across the city in the summer months. Theatre companies that regularly visit Oxford include the Almeida, Complicite, Royal National Theatre, English Touring Theatre, Frantic Assembly, The Globe and Shared Experience.

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Oxford has an Arts Council funded theatre producer, The Oxford Playhouse, with whom the School has strong links. Also within striking distance are London theatres, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, The Watermill in Newbury and Warwick Arts Centre. Stratford upon Avon is just 30 minutes away.

Venues around the city offer a whole range of musical experiences from rock to jazz, salsa, folk and classical. There are two world-renowned museums, the Ashmolean and the Pitt Rivers plus Modern Art Oxford and with two mainstream and two independent cinemas, there’s always a wide choice of films to see.

Transport within Oxford is good – great bus services and lots of cycle lanes - and it’s also easy to get to London as frequent (every 10 mins during peak time) and cheap buses run 24 hours a day.

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Travel to the School

The School provides a subsidised bus service from Oxford, Begbroke, Yarnton, Woodstock and Kidlington to the School.

Out of the City

If you want to make the most of country living, Woodstock is a beautiful historic town only a couple of miles from the School. It has the gentrified feel of many Oxfordshire towns but with plenty of restaurants, pubs, wine bars and hotels, plus a museum and library, it has lots going on and the added advantage of being only 15 minutes from the School by bicycle. Other options on the school bus route are Yarnton and Begbroke, which are quiet, well-placed villages halfway between Oxford and the School, and Kidlington, a busy town about five miles from Oxford which has a good range of shops including two large supermarkets, banks, hairdressers, takeaways and pubs, and excellent access to Oxford. The recent opening of Oxford Parkway station in Kidlington makes London less than an hour away by train.