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TOP-19 UK private schools in Oxford for international students

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Oxford is not only a student city: there are strong private schools in Oxford that prepare for entering TOP-5 UK universities, developing the creative and sports skills of children from all over the world. 

The atmosphere of Oxford private schools inspires students to become the best version of yourself. And Oxford schoolchildren have a lot of opportunities: for example, the guys from the Oxford Sixth Form receive student certificates from the University of Oxford and use the infrastructure of the university. They attend private lectures by invited speakers: leading scientists, businessmen, artists.

How is accommodation and meals in private schools in Oxford arranged?

Mostly private schools in Oxford, England offer a boarding format, which is included in the cost of services. Separate accommodation is in less demand among foreign students.  There are:

  • partial boarding. Five days a week, students live on campus, the rest of the time - off campus;
  • full boarding. Such schools are represented in closed educational institutions that offer residence during the whope period of studies.

The residences of best private schools in Oxford provide comfortable living conditions. They are equipped with bathrooms, kitchens, rooms for games and recreation, classrooms, computer labs. They can also accommodate teachers and administration staff with families. The study dormitories have a special atmosphere. Each of them has its own name and characteristic features. Accommodation with host families is possible for foreign students, including meals.

The system of living and studying in one place, popular in private schools in Oxford, allows students to pay more attention to their studies and receive a range of services at an affordable cost. Also, educators organize leisure activities for students - arrange competitions, excursions. Pensions often offer extracurricular activities that include sports, dance, theater, music, philosophy, pottery and more. Children can take part in national sports or public speaking contests.

Private schools in Oxford, England predominantly accept students on a boarding school basis: children are offered rooms in a dormitory (residence), primary school students live in rooms for 4-10 people. Accommodation in dormitories is also provided. They are spacious rooms separated by partitions. In the "dormitories" each resident has his own corner with a bed, a desk, a small wardrobe for storing personal belongings, shoes, clothes. High school students are accommodated in double and single rooms.

The cost of living in private schools in Oxford includes three hot meals a day for children of all ages. The menu, as a rule, offers meat, vegetarian, fish, a choice of several dishes at each meal. 

Most popular private schools in Oxford for foreign students

  • d'Overbroeck's College is suitable for ambitious students with good grades, good English and interests that go beyond academic. Such a student, perhaps, does not yet know exactly what kind of profession he wants to choose in the future, but he is flexible and open to new experience.
  • Oxford Sixth Form College is suitable for children whose academic performance in a Russian school is not the best, but they are ready to work on themselves, develop their talents with the sensitive support of teachers and curators. By the way, this is a great option for those who want to study in the very center of the city.
  • Oxford International College is the most selective school of the three. According to the results of the A-level program, this is the number 1 boarding school in the UK: 60% of its graduates enter the TOP-5 universities of the country. Suitable for a motivated student with excellent academic performance and level of English, especially if he plans to study in the medical field in the future.
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Advantages and disadvantages of English schools

Advantages Disadvantages
The opportunity to enter the best universities in England, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Europe, the world Expensive
High quality of education and academic standards Strong workload
Perfect English after graduation The need to change the social environment; it takes time to adapt
Useful contacts The difficulty of choosing the most suitable school for the child, requires a qualified specialist
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Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management).
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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