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English Courses
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Tel: +44 (0) 1865 403351
Email: info@oxford-school.co.uk

What we offer:

A warm, friendly atmosphere
Small class sizes, max. 10 people
Minimum age for adult courses - 16 years old

Junior Summer School for students aged 13 -17

Course content to match your goals and objectives

Full-time, Part-time, daytime and evening classes

Group or 1-2-1 classes
Exam preparation classes
FREE English level assessment for all students

Central Oxford location
Competitive prices
Monthly progress reports
Monthly coaching sessions
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Questions & Answers

Can I book my course online?

Our online booking portal is under development at the moment so in the meantime please download and complete our Registration Form. You can also  request a copy by contacting us.

Do I need to do an assessment test?

Yes - all students need to have an assessment to confirm their level of English. We can then allocate you to a  class  with students of a similar level or a one-to-one class. We will also have a chat with you to understand your specific needs.

If you are a full-time daytime student, your test will take place on the first day. Part-time evening and Saturday students have their test before they join the class.

What happens on the first day of school?

You will have an assessment test first. After that you will receive a Welcome Pack and will have an induction on rules, health and safety. You will also receive other relevant information about the School and staying in Oxford. Then you will be introduced to your teacher and will start your class.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes - all students receive a certificate at the end of the course on the condition that they: attend classes, complete homework and assignments, and pass the progress tests.

Is there a registration fee?

There is no registration fee for UK resident students on part-time programmes, however, all other international students need to pay a registration fee of £85.

Do I need a course book?

If you attend our part-time classes, you will need to buy a course book.

For full-time students (15, 24 or 30 hours) the initial materials are included in the price. If the student moves to a different class or level, then the student has to buy an additional book.

Students attending one-to-one classes - all materials are included in the price.

How many students are there in each class?

We have a maximum of 10 students per class.

Can I access the Internet?

Yes - wi-fi is available to all students free of charge.

What do I need to bring with me to England?

You should bring with you:
  • Valid ID or Passport
  • Proof of permission to visit/reside in the U.K. (visa)
  • Documentation about the student’s address in Oxford (not necessary if the School is providing accommodation)
  • Previous English certificates
  • Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, including umbrellas and raincoats!
  • Dictionary or other study aids
  • Enough cash for your first few days in Oxford

All students are responsible for their personal belongings. The School is not responsible for any items belonging to the student.

Do I need insurance?

You should take out personal insurance before you travel. Your insurance should cover medical and dental treatment, emergencies, loss/damage to personal belongings, and any travel cancellation costs.

Do I need to register with the Police?

You need to register with the Police within seven days of your arrival to the UK if you are from the following countries:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen.

For more information see our Pre-arrival document or call the School.

What can I do after my class has finished?

You can use Room 2 (The Library) for self-study or to relax. It is open all day.  You can borrow a book, DVD or Blue-ray free of charge. Or perhaps you would like to sit in the Green Room or in the garden? The School also organizes regular social activities for our students in the afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Where can I buy food?

There is a good selection of supermarkets, pubs, international cafés and restaurants around the School. You can find a variety of English and  international food, for example: from Italy, Spain, Greece, China, Turkey, India, Japan, Morocco, Nepal, Poland, Russia, and Thailand.

Do I need to buy a bus pass?

If you are attending our Junior School (with activities), we will give you a bus pass on your first day.

All other students who are staying here for more than a week should buy a bus pass called "The Key” from the Oxford Bus Company. Choose the Oxford Smart Zone option for your card if you are planning to stay and travel around Oxford.

For more information and prices visit the following Oxford Bus Company page.

Can I cancel my course?

In some circumstances it is possible to cancel a course. See our cancellation policy.  

If you have any other questions, please speak to someone from the Office.



We are open for face-to-face classes

Special Offer

Covid-19 and international travel

SPECIAL OFFER! 25% off on all face-to-face classes during September-December 2021.

Part-time evening classes begin in October. Enrol now.

FREE Conversation Class available for all Oxford ILS students! Every Friday at 5pm
Live Online Classes running in 2021

Information about Oxford

Weather in Oxford

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Opening hours

Monday 08:45 - 19:00
Tuesday 08:45 - 19:00
Wednesday 08:45 - 19:00
Thursday 08:45 - 19:00
Friday 08:45 - 17:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Oxford ILS is closed on the following days in 2021 and 2022

30 August 2021 Summer bank holiday
20 December 2021
3 January 2022
Christmas - New Year break
15 April 2022
Good Friday
18 April 2022
Easter Monday
2 May 2022
Early May bank holiday
2 June 2022
Spring bank holiday
3 June 2022
Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
29 August 2022
Summer bank holiday

"There are a lot of facilities like Wifi, kitchen, nice classroom. Learning here is a very friendly and positive process."

Andrea S, Italy
Upper-intermediate level

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