Kings Oxford


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  • Category: Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day & Boarding
  • Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
  • Roll: 150 (Boys) 150 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 15-19 years
  • Founded: 1986

Open Days

We have regular Open Days in the Autumn and Spring Terms. As personalized, independent schools we understand that our students and their families are concerned to ensure they have the most appropriate environment and study plan to meet their individual circumstances. We offer all students the opportunity to come for an individual consultation to discuss their specific circumstances, meet the Principal and other key staff and have a tour of the college. Please contact us to arrange your individual appointment.


We provide a range of GCSE, A-level, Year 12 transfer and Art and Design Foundation and International Foundation Programmes and Language Courses for day and boarding students. September and January start dates.

2019/2020. UK student fees

Full-time GCSEs/A-Levels from £5,200 per term

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2019/2020. International student fees

GCSEs/A-Levels/Foundation courses from £5,730 per term

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2019/2020. Accommodation fees.

Student Residence: £13,030 - £15,867 per annum. Student Houses: £13,030 per annum. Homestay: £8,238 per annum.

School Contact Details

Kings Oxford
Temple Road

[t]: +44 (0) 1865 711 829

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School News

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At Kings, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, or ‘enrichment’ activities as they are also often known, alongside their

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main academic studies.

These activities range from participating in student councils and committees and nationally-accredited award schemes (such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award), to joining clubs and societies. Kings Oxford students recently participated in an expedition to Cambodia to teach at our charity partner school. The college offers a host of different options including sports clubs such as Badminton, Football, Ice-Skating and Yoga; creative clubs such as Image Editing and Guitar Club; and clubs with a more academic focus such as Debating, Engineering, Chemistry and Global Citizenship.

The Enrichment Programme at Kings also enables students to take part in both local and international volunteering and fundraising schemes, and to complete work experience placements if they wish.

There are many benefits that come from involvement in these activities and schemes, some of which are highlighted below.

Developing new skills

Whilst many enrichment options give students the chance to further skills within a specific subject or hobby, such as Maths or Photography, for example, extracurricular activities are also great for developing softer, more transferable skills. These can include skills such as public speaking, working in a team and time management skills.

Developing new interests

One of the great things about the Kings enrichment programme is that it can allow students to explore completely new interests that they wouldn’t otherwise have been exposed to. They can also provide a great chance for students to broaden their horizons and their understanding of the world, particularly within the context of school which welcomes international students from a wide range of countries.

Helping students stand out within university and job applications

Extracurricular activities can help ensure students have plenty of evidence to include in both university and job applications that demonstrates they are well-rounded and have plenty of transferrable skills. For example, participation in Student Councils or on the Kings Business Enterprise scheme can show an ability to work as part of a team — or as a successful leader if a leadership position was held — and the determination to achieve goals.

Negin is currently completing a Medical Sciences degree at the University of Leeds. Speaking to us about her experience at Kings, she referenced how useful the enrichment programme had been when it came to applying to university.

“I did Biology club and UKCAT. UKCAT classes really helped me prepare for my UKCAT exam for entering the university. Biology club was more of a fun class that we could do exciting experiments that were not usually part of our study. I was also part of the Student Council. In my first year, I was the head of Charity Committee and the second year I was the secretary. Writing about my responsibilities during this time in my personal statement helped me to show the universities that I have some experience in leadership, which was an essential skill for my course.” 

Complementing academic studies with a way to relax

Enrichment activities can often provide a very welcome alternative to the rigours and intensity of academic study. Undertaking activities that complement class-based learning with a more relaxed pace, or which help keep the body fit as well as the mind, can be of huge benefit to our students.

Providing opportunities for socialising

Being a member of a club or committee is a great way to spend more time with peers and make new friends. Given that extracurricular activities may be undertaken with people that students don’t usually interact with, it also offers the potential to meet new people with similar interests and to build friendships outside of the usual circles. This ensures that social networks are widened, and that communication and interpersonal skills are honed.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

The extensive range of opportunities available add to all aspects of students’ personal development and well-being.


“Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) is promoted well across the college. Extra-curricular activities enrich and bring to life work taking place in the classroom.” Kings Oxford Ofsted Report, 2019.

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2019 is shaping up to be yet another exciting year of success for students at Kings Oxford.

All students benefit from a structured and personally tailored

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University Application Programme. They are supported throughout the whole process by our team of experienced expert academics and counsellors.

Students’ choice of university may be influenced by a range of factors and are encouraged to explore their opportunities in detail. They are assisted to identify the most appropriate degrees and specialist institutions to meet their individual ambitions in their chosen subject and professional areas.

University Offers continue to be confirmed and it is interesting to see the wide range of subjects, prestigious universities and leaders in their fields for which our student have already received Offers. These include:


Accounting and Finance; Architecture; Biology; Biochemistry; Biomedical Science; Civil Engineering; Computer Science; Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence; Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship;  Diplomacy and International Relations; Economics; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Engineering; Fashion; Fashion Marketing and Branding; Food and Nutrition; Graphic and Media Design; History of Art with Curating; History and International Relations; History, Philosophy and Politics; Hospitality Management; Interior Architecture and Design; Jewellery and Silversmithing; Language and International Relations; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Mechatronics and Robotics; Media, Industry and Innovation; Media, Communication and Sociology; Media, Journalism and Publishing; Medical Sciences; Middle Eastern Studies; Modern History; Neuroscience; Nutrition; Optometry; Pharmacy; Politics; Psychology; Robotics and Automation and many more!

Leading and Specialist Universities:

Arts University Bournemouth, Bath, Birkbeck, Birmingham, Bristol, Brunel, Cambridge, Cardiff, City, Dundee, Durham, East Anglia (UEA), Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Goldsmiths, Kent, Kings College London (KCL), Kingston, Lancaster, Leeds, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Liverpool, Manchester,  Newcastle, New College of the Humanities, Nottingham, Queen Mary, Reading, Royal Holloway, Sheffield, SOAS, Southampton, Surrey, Sussex, University of the Arts London (UAL), University College London (UCL), University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Warwick, York and more!

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Boyun Jiang (Tommy) is completing the Advanced Level Foundation at Kings Oxford in preparation for studying at a UK university. He explains why he chose

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to come to Kings, and how it has helped him so far.

Hi Tommy. What subjects are you doing as part of your course?

I’m doing Maths, Further Maths, Business and Economics, also Data and CSS.

Do you know yet what you’d like to do at university, and which university you’d like to go to?

Pure Maths I think, and maybe St Andrews or Durham.

Are you working on your UCAS application at the moment?

Yes, I’m working on my personal statement and am trying to make my third choice.

How have you found writing the personal statement?

It’s quite strange actually, I haven’t done one before so it’s a new challenge for me.

Have you been doing any enrichment activities?

Yes, I do guitar class and I like to play basketball once a week. I’m kind of like a half-professional player of basketball!

Why did you decide to come to the UK to prepare for university?

Well the preparation is complicated. You have to do the personal statement and work on the studies — I have never been taught in another language beside my mother tongue. It was quite hard getting used to learning things in a different language! I have never written an essay or assignment before, but now I have basic knowledge on how to do this and that will help me at university.

And why did you decide to your university study in the UK?

Well I really like the culture and another factor is that my sister has been studying here for 5 or 6 years. She was at St Andrews for her undergraduate and now she’s at Imperial for the postgraduate.

What made you decide to come to Kings?

They told me that it was a good way to get into university, and to meet international friends. Also the IELTS requirements are quite high so I think it’s a good place to come.

What made you choose Oxford?

It’s a really famous and ancient city, and of course there is the university.

Where are you staying here?

I’m staying with a host family, it’s kind of good. It makes me reach another culture and helps me.

Is this the first time you’ve studied with people from other countries?

Yes! I like to talk to different people, they have a different culture and background and they can teach me a lot. It’s really interesting to be with them.

Have you found the environment here supportive?

Yes, the teachers are really good. They have taught me everything I want and if I’m ever in trouble they always help me.

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Kings Oxford recently welcomed a group of 11 students and 2 teachers from Katarina Zrinski school in Croatia to the city centre St Michael’s campus

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for a two-week Study Tour.

In the mornings, the students joined the general English classes, giving them a chance to mix with other Kings students from many different countries. They covered a range of English grammar and essential language skills in classes that were suitable for their various English levels.

For the afternoon sessions, the students split into small groups to work on a number of special projects. The projects they chose were Education in Oxford, Mobile Phones in the UK, Music in the UK, and Football in the UK. The groups interviewed local people and did online research on their subjects, before presenting their findings to a panel of teachers and classmates at the end of the trip.

The afternoons also included a tour of central Oxford, as well as guided trips to both the Ashmolean Museum and an Oxford University College. These trips were enjoyed by all and gave the students a more rounded experience and a chance to put their language skills into practice in the real world.

At the weekend, the students braved the cold weather and wrapped up warm for a trip to London, where they took in some famous sights such as Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. They also visited nearby Bicester Shopping village for some ‘retail therapy’, as well as Oxford University’s historic Balliol College.

The week culminated in the presentation of the certificates and reports, and a farewell to the group from Kings Oxford staff.

We hope you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back next year!

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