Joining Instructions

Please click on the link for the course you are joining to see specific instructions about arrival times, directions, what to bring and more:

Christmas and New Year Revision Course

Half Term and May Weekend Revision Courses

Easter Revision Course

Summer Course


Christmas and New Year Joining Instructions

1. What time should I arrive?
You will be sent an email containing your schedule confirmation a week before the course starts with the start time for each day. Lessons will either start at 9.30am or 10.20am each day, and students should aim to arrive 10 minutes before their first lesson starts. Please note the college opens at 9.15am.   

2. What do I do when I arrive?
Everyone should arrive at Oxford International College (see point 4 below). On arrival, please report to reception. We will go through your student folder with you. 

3. What time will I finish?
The schedule confirmation, emailed to you around a week before the course start, will include a finish time for each day. This will either be 4.20pm or 5.10pm. The college will close at 5.20pm every day.

4. Where is the course being held?
The lessons are being held at Oxford International College, 1 London Place, Oxford, OX4 1BD. Details of how to find the college, including a map, can be found here. Please note, parking is not available at the college. Students can, however, be dropped off at the entrance. 

5. Will meals be provided?
Lunch is not provided on this course, although there are a number of places to purchase food from within walking distance of the college. Students will have access to a kitchen throughout the day, with tea and coffee facilities available.

6. Can I book a residential place?
Our Christmas and New Year Courses do not have accommodation, so residential places are not available. Students often stay in local accommodation close to the college, you can find a list of accommodation here.

7. What to bring?
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions

8. How do I get to Oxford International College from the train or bus station?
It is possible to walk from either the train or bus station to the college ; however, please note that it is 1.5 miles and will take about 30 minutes. Click here for a map showing the best walking route from the train station to the college.

Taxis are available directly outside the station (cost between £7 and £9), a better option if you are considering a taxi would be to pre-book with our preferred supplier Royal Cars – where possible they will arrange for the taxi to be shared with other students attending our courses. If you wish to book a taxi with them, please follow the link below.

Please note they will only arrange taxi sharing if you add OXSS to the comments box and of course if there are other students to share with – also it is vital that you give them the mobile number for the passenger. You will of course still have to pay, but if sharing is possible it will be cheaper.

Royal Cars home page

9. What if my question isn't answered above?
Firstly please check our FAQ page. If you question remains unanswered please contact Kirsty Donaldson and we will email an answer to you as soon as possible.

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Half Term and May Weekend Joining Instructions

1. What time should I arrive?
You will be sent an email containing your schedule confirmation a week before the course starts with the start time for each day. Lessons will either start at 9.30am or 10.20am each day, and students should aim to arrive 10 minutes before their first lesson starts. Please note the college opens at 9.15am.       

2. What do I do when I arrive?
Everyone should arrive at Oxford International College (see point 4 below). On arrival, please report to reception. We will go through your student folder with you. 

3. What time will I finish?
The schedule confirmation, emailed to you around a week before the course start, will include a finish time for each day. This will either be 4.20pm or 5.10pm. The college will close at 5.20pm every day.

4. Where is the course being held?
The lessons are being held at Oxford International College, 1 London Place, Oxford, OX4 1BD. Details of how to find the college, including a map, can be found here. Please note, parking is not available at the college.  Students can, however, be dropped off at the entrance.  

5. Will lunch be provided?
Lunch is not provided on this course, although there are a number of places to purchase food from within walking distance of the college. Students will have access to a kitchen throughout the day, with tea and coffee facilities available.

6. Can I book a residential place?
Our half term courses do not have accommodation, so residential places are not available. Students often stay in local accommodation close to the college, you can find a list of accommodation here.

7. What to bring?
Please see our 
Frequently Asked Questions.

8. How  do I get to Oxford International College from the train or bus station?
It is possible to walk from either the train or bus station to the college ; however, please note that it is 1.5 miles and will take about 30 minutes. Click here for a map showing the best walking route from the train station to the college.

Taxis are available directly outside the station (cost between £7 and £9), a better option if you are considering a taxi would be to pre-book with our preferred supplier Royal Cars – where possible they will arrange for the taxi to be shared with other students attending our courses. If you wish to book a taxi with them, please follow the link below.

Please note they will only arrange taxi sharing if you add OXSS to the comments box and of course if there are other students to share with – also it is vital that you give them the mobile number for the passenger. You will of course still have to pay, but if sharing is possible it will be cheaper.

Royal Cars home page

9. What if my question isn't answered above?
Firstly please check our FAQ page. If you question remains unanswered please contact Kirsty Donaldson and we will email an answer to you as soon as possible.

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Easter Joining Instructions

1. What time should I arrive?
All students will need to arrive between the times indicated below. 

Start Date Arrival time - Residential students Arrival time - Day students
Monday 30th March 9.00am – 10.30am at St Edward's School 10.00am – 10.30am at St Edward's School
Monday 6th April 9.00am – 10.30am at St Edward's School 10.00am – 10.30am at St Edward's School
Monday 13th April

8.30am - 10am at St Edmund Hall
10.00am - 10.30am at Cheney School (storing luggage)

10.00am – 10.30am at Cheney School

The Course Introduction and tour will take place on Monday morning, with lessons starting after lunch.

Students booked in on Sunday evenings should arrive as per the information detailed below.

Start Date Arrival time - Residential students
Sunday 29th March 5.00pm to 7.00pm at St Edward's School
Sunday 5th April 5.00pm to 7.00pm at St Edward's School
Sunday 12th April

5.00pm to 7.00pm at St Edmund Hall
If you need to arrive before this time, you will need to contact Kirsty for specific arrival instructions. 

2. What do I do when I arrive?
Day students should arrive in time for registration at 8.55am on all consecutive days of the course (Tuesday to Friday). If you arrive outside of these standard hours, please call 01865 240637, and we will come and find you.

On arrival at St Edward’s, please park in an appropriate place on the campus (i.e. not on the grass). Please then follow the signs to the registration area.  Please note that parking on campus at St Edward's is only available for arrival and departure, and not for the duration of the course.  If student parking is required for the duration of the course, please contact Kirsty who will advise if this is possible.

On arrival at St Edmund Hall, please speak to the Porter's Lodge, who will direct you to the registration area.  Please note that parking is not available at St Edmund Hall.

On arrival at Cheney School, please park in an appropriate place.  Please then follow the signs to the registration area.  Please note that parking on campus at Cheney School is only available for arrival and departure, and not for the duration of the course.  If student parking is required for the duration of the course, please contact Kirsty who will advise if this is possible.  Please note that the car park is only accessible Monday to Friday between 7am and 10pm. 

Please call 01865 240637 if you have any problems finding us.  

3. What time will I finish?
The times below are collection times for students who finish their whole course on the date specified.

Finish Date Finish time
Friday 3rd April 4.30pm, students need to leave the campus by 4.45pm at the latest.
All students to be collected from St Edward's School. 

Friday 10th April 4.30pm, students need to leave the campus by 4.45pm at the latest. 
All students to be collected from St Edward's School.

Friday 17th April 4.30pm, students need to leave the campus by 4.45pm at the latest. 
All students to be collected from Cheney School.

Day only students will finish at 5pm Monday - Thursday and at 4.30pm on Friday. Students may leave earlier to catch a flight etc., however we cannot guarantee that we will be able to reschedule the lessons, and a refund will not be available. If this is likely to be the case, please let us know as soon as possible.

4. Where is the course being held?
The course is being held at two different locations.

For Week 1 and Week 2 the course will be held at St Edward’s School, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 7NN. Map for finding St Edwards. Please note many SatNav systems will take you to the rear of the school where there is no entrance - the only useable entrance is off Woodstock Road.

For Week 3 the course will be held at Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford, OX3 7QH, with accommodation at St Edmund Hall, Queen's Lane, Oxford, OX1 4AR.  As above, parking is not available at St Edmund Hall and it is best to reach this location via bus, taxi or on foot.

5. What activities will there be in the evenings?
Activities are based upon demand, but usually include bowling trips, quiz nights, games nights, karaoke and cinema/DVD nights. All costs are included in the residential fee.  For further information on the kind of activities that may be available, please visit our social activities page.  We do offer a lot of sports activities, so students are advised to bring appropriate sportswear and trainers.

6. What to bring?
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions.  Although bedding is provided, towels are not.

7. How do I get to St Edward's School from the train or bus station? 
St Edward's School is just over 2 miles away from both the Oxford city centre and Oxford Parkway train stations.  A taxi ride will take approximately 10 minutes and should cost around £8.  Taxis are generally available outside the station, although it is advisable to book in advance. 

Gloucester Green is the central bus station in Oxford.  This is just under 2 miles away and will take approximately 40 minutes to walk.  You can take a number of buses, such as the Stagecoach S2 or 300 Park and Ride, and the journey time is around 15 minutes.  Alternatively, a taxi will take approximately 10 minutes and should cost around £8.

8. How do I get to St Edmund Hall from the train or bus station? 
St Edmund Hall is just over 1 mile away from the Oxford city centre train station.  A taxi ride will take approximately 15 minutes and there are a number of walking routes which should take approximately 20 minute.

Gloucester Green bus station is under 1 mile away and there are a number of walking routes which should take approximately 15 minutes.

9. How do I get to Cheney School from the train or bus station?
Cheney School is approximately 4 miles away from the Oxford city centre train station.  A taxi ride will take approximately 20 minutes, alternatively you may take the 400 bus getting off at Brookes University and walking the remaining distance, this journey will take nearer to 30 minutes.

Gloucester Green bus station is approximately 3.5 miles away, taking approximately 15 to 20 minutes via taxi.  Possible bus routes include The Airline and Oxford Tube, getting off at Brookes University and, as above, walking the remaining distance.

10. Why do we charge extra for English, Geography and History at IB, AS and A Level?
These subjects have a large number of options (over 100 for A Level History), so they are almost always taught on a one-to-one basis. If it turns out that students are taught in a group then the £30 one-to-one fee will be refunded. The £30 fee does not guarantee one-to-one tuition and we cannot offer guaranteed one-to-one for any subject during the Easter course. Other subjects do end up being taught one-to-one but we do not charge extra for this as it is comparatively infrequent.

11. What if my question isn't answered above?
Firstly please check our FAQ page. If you question remains unanswered please contact Kirsty Donaldson and we will email an answer to you as soon as possible.


Summer Joining Instructions

1. What time should I arrive?
All students will need to arrive between the times indicated below. The Course Introduction and campus tour will take place on Monday morning, with lessons starting after lunch. Students booked in on Sunday evenings should arrive between 5pm and 7pm, at St Edward's School. An evening meal will be provided.

Start Date Arrival time - Residential students Arrival time - Day students        
2020 details TBC 9.00am – 10.30am at St Edward's School 10.00am – 10.30am at St Edward's School
2020 details TBC 9.00am – 10.30am at St Edward's School 10.00am – 10.30am at St Edward's School
2020 details TBC 9.00am – 10.30am at St Edward's School 10.00am – 10.30am at St Edward's School

Day students should arrive in time for registration at 8.55am on all consecutive days of the course. If you arrive outside of these standard hours, please call 01865 240637, and we will come and find you.

2. What do I do when I arrive?
On arrival at St Edward’s, please park in an appropriate place on the campus (i.e. not on the grass). Please then follow the signs to the registration area. Please call 01865 240637 if you have any problems finding us. Please note that parking on campus is only available for arrival and departure, and not for the duration of the course. 

3. What time will I finish?
The times below are collection times for students who finish their whole course on the date specified. The finish times below are when the last lesson finishes and therefore the earliest the student could be picked up.

Finish Date Finish time
2020 details TBC

4.30pm, students need to leave the campus by 4.45pm at the latest. 
All students to be collected from St Edward's School.

2020 details TBC

4.30pm, students need to leave the campus by 4.45pm at the latest. 
All students to be collected from St Edward's School.

2020 details TBC

4.30pm, students need to leave the campus by 4.45pm at the latest. 
All students to be collected from St Edward's School.

Day only students will finish at 5pm Monday - Thursday and at 4.30pm on Friday. Students may leave earlier to catch a flight etc., however we cannot guarantee that we will be able to reschedule the lessons, and a refund will not be available. If this is likely to be the case, please let us know as soon as possible.

4. Where is the course being held?
The course is being held at St Edward’s School, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 7NN. Map of how to find St Edwards. Please note many SatNav systems will take you to the rear of the school where there is no entrance - the only useable entrance is off Woodstock Road.

5. What activities will there be in the evenings?
Activities are based upon demand, but usually include bowling trips, quiz nights, games nights, karaoke and cinema/DVD nights. All costs are included in the residential fee.  For further information on the kind of activities that may be available, please visit our social activities page.  We do offer a lot of sports activities, including a timetabled sports session on a Tuesday afternoon, so students are advised to bring appropriate sportswear and trainers.

6. What to bring?
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions.  Although bedding is provided, towels are not.  

7. How do I get to St Edward's School from the train or bus station? 
St Edward's School is just over 2 miles away from both the Oxford city centre and Oxford Parkway train stations.  A taxi ride will take approximately 10 minutes and should cost around £8.  Taxis are generally available outside the station, although it is advisable to book in advance. 

Gloucester Green is the central bus station in Oxford.  This is just under 2 miles away and will take approximately 40 minutes to walk.  You can take a number of buses, such as the Stagecoach S2 or 300 Park and Ride, and the journey time is around 15 minutes.  Alternatively, a taxi will take approximately 10 minutes and should cost around £8.

8. What if my question isn't answered above?
Firstly please check our FAQ page. If you question remains unanswered please contact Kirsty Donaldson and we will email an answer to you as soon as possible.

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