Accommodation

Accommodation Study Bedroom

Student accommodation is arranged with local families or in college residences. Some students are ready for fully independent living, some are looking for something close to a university student experience, others prefer a family environment. It is important that all students feel comfortable, happy and ‘at home’ in their accommodation and every effort is made to match the right student to the right environment.

It is our aim to nurture a sense of well-being and security by providing accommodation which gives students the space to be themselves and to grow in maturity and confidence. Students who are settled and happy where they are living are more likely to be motivated and effective in their studies. 

Before accommodation is organised the Accommodation and Welfare Officer will contact students to discuss any specific issues, e.g. dietary needs, pet or food allergies (important for those in host family homes). Alternatively, students can also make their own initial enquiries.

We source accommodation as close to the college as possible, but where a bus ride is inevitable this is on a direct route into the town and should take no more than 20 minutes, a little longer at peak times. Bus stops are usually around a 5 minute walk from all accommodation. Oxford has an excellent regular and safe bus service that runs late into the evening.

Support doesn’t stop once accommodation is arranged; all students are offered help with any issue relating to their accommodation and the Accommodation and Welfare Officer, the Student Services Director and the Personal Tutors all work together to make sure matters are dealt with quickly and effectively.

Host Families (for ages 15+)

A student living with a family has a single study bedroom, with breakfast and evening meal provided. Some of these homes offer kitchen access for students who wish to make their own snacks. Close contact is maintained with host families, most of whom have been housing our students for a number of years. All accommodation new to the college is carefully inspected and checked with the police before being recommended to students. Homestays tend to be a bus ride away, on a direct route that should take no more than 20 minutes, a little longer at peak times.

Independent Accommodation

Independent Residence (for ages 18+)

The college has a self-catering residence near the centre of the city, comprising 3 town houses next to each other.  The quality of decoration is very high with a boutique hotel feel to the place, some rooms have a shared bathroom (up to 3 students) and others have a private bathroom.  There are also suites available – large spacious accommodation with a dressing area, private bathroom and a study area included. There are 17 rooms in total, shared by both genders, with 3 large and well-equipped kitchen and lounge areas providingthe students with a beautiful and well equipped communal, social space.  This residence has all the benefits of independent living with the reassurance of a residential warden, who ensures the students’ well-being and security; it’s a great stepping stone between home and university.  

Rooms in our residences are normally taken for a full academic year.

Managed Accommodation

Managed Residence (for ages 15-17)

For our under 18s we offer a unique and comfortable, well equipped and spacious residence around only a 10-15 minute walk from college.  Each study room has private a bathroom and there is a communal dining room, kitchenettes throughout the residence and a separate living area with TV.  Laundry service, breakfast and evening meal provided 7 days per week.  The residence has 24 hour staff cover by Residence Supervisors who are available to give personal supervision and support at any time of the day or night.

Rooms in our residences are normally taken for a full academic year.

Private Rental

Students who are 18 years or older may wish to rent a private property.  Please note we are unable to offer assistance in finding private flats/houses and suggest contacting local property agents. We recommend that contracts are checked carefully before signing and insurance cover is taken out for personal belongings.

Please ask for our list of suggestions of reputable landlords and places to search.

Students who are aged under 17 need to be in our accommodation, or with parental permission living with a suitable guardian.