Oxford

An uplifting setting. An unrivalled mix of learning and culture.

“Shall I tell you what made St Edward’s different for me? Its location. There is no more sublime location — probably anywhere. You have the city, Port Meadow, the playing fields, the whole environment, and then Summertown as your own suburb. It’s an absolutely extraordinary coalition — the organic combination of city, suburb, countryside: it is amazing.”

Jon Snow OSE, journalist and television presenter

Our location has a huge impact on school life:

We are one of few boarding schools in the UK that are set within a city, and Oxford is an ever-present influence on school life.

St. Edward’s has strong links with Oxford University – one of the most academically rich universities in the word. Our pupils learn in its shadow, and are inspired by its proximity, following their own interests and extending their knowledge beyond the curriculum. They are challenged to aim high, and find their own success.

A 5 minute bus ride, or a 10 minute cycle away, this compact and beautiful city has a whole host of exciting opportunities in which pupils can immerse themselves. A diverse and exhilarating offer of exhibitions, concerts, gigs, theatre and talks are part of the fabric of the city – there is endless culture and creativity to soak up here.

On our own doorstep is Summertown, a lively city suburb, with many useful amenities and attractions, such as independent coffee shops, the school outfitters and sports shop, bookshops, banks and delis. Pupils relish the freedom to pop out for a hot chocolate or essential supplies.

We have strong links with local charities and schools, at which our pupils spend time volunteering nearby. The School holds a real value in being part of the North Oxford community in this way.
 
We have excellent transport links: two mainline train stations serve central London (one hour away) and coaches leave for London every 15 minutes. Birmingham and London Heathrow airports are both about an hour away. The Teddies Coach collects pupils from London and Beaconsfield every Sunday evening during term time. For more information about our coach service click here.

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