English school in
Oxford England Embassy English England

Love history and tradition? You'll love learning at our English school in Oxford.

Why you’ll love Embassy Oxford

It would be hard to find an English school with a more central location in Oxford. Trendy shops and international restaurants are right outside our school on Broad Street.

A world-famous centre of academic excellence, Embassy Oxford offers state-of-the art learning, modern facilities and a friendly, professional team to help you improve your English.

When not learning English, make friends with students from around the world and explore the trendy shops and lively music scene.

When in Oxford…
Take the bus to London. It runs 24 hours a day.

Facilities and highlights

  • Extensive programme of activities
  • Weekend excursions to other cities in the UK and Europe
  • WiFi-enabled
  • IT suite
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Resource centre
  • Student lounge
  • University application counselling
  • City centre location
Bedroom at the Blue Boar residence - Embassy English Oxford, England
Bedroom at the Blue Boar residence - Embassy English Oxford, England
*Although you may not stay in the accommodation pictured, you will stay in accommodation of a very similar quality.

Student Residence

Have fun sharing a residence with other international students

Distance from school

5 minutes' walk

Meals provided



Single and shared rooms with private bathrooms

Other facilities

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Homestay (live with a host family)

Live with an English-speaking host and practise your English every day!

Distance from school

Maximum 45 minutes journey by public transport

Meals provided

14 per week (breakfast and evening meal)


Single or shared

Homestay breakfast only (18 years+):

Live with an English speaking host (breakfast only)

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The colleges and streets iof historic Oxford England

Local facilities

Nearest bus stop: 2-8 minutes' walk
Nearest shopping centre: 1 minutes' walk
Nearest park: 10 minutes' walk
Nearest post office: 7 minutes' walk
Nearest mosque: 3 minutes' walk
Nearest church: 5 minutes' walk
Nearest newsagent: 1 minute walk
Nearest coffee shop: 2 minutes' walk
Nearest cafe/restaurants: 1 minute walk
Nearest supermarket: 1 minute walk
Nearest bank: 1 minute walk

Travelling around the city

By bus
Oxford has an excellent bus service. The main bus stops are on Magdalen Street and St Aldates in the city-centre.

By bicycle
Cycling is a great way to get around Oxford as the city is very flat.

By train
Trains run to/from Oxford regularly from London (up to 4 an hour) and from other major cities in the UK.

From the airport
Take London Underground from Heathrow Airport, then change to British Rail at Paddington Station. From Gatwick Airport take the train direct from Gatwick Train Station (in the airport) to Oxford Train Station.

Hertford Bridge Hire a boat to get a different view of Oxford  Cycling is a great way to explore Oxford Travel by bus, cheap and convenient 

Cost of Living

We currently advise that students should budget approximately GB £60 per week. This will cover all basic transport, food and entertainment costs. (Last updated April 2013)

Sample prices (all in GB £):

Item Price in GB £
A cup of coffee (in a chain like Starbucks) 3.00
Can of Coca Cola 0.70
Big Mac hamburger
Three course meal in a mid range restaurant From 15.00 Add 10% tip.
Cinema ticket 6.00 to 9.00
Nightclub entrance 5.00 – 10.00
Bus Prices vary depending on distance travelled: average 2.00.
Taxi 4.00 minimum and 0.20 for each additional minute (approx)
Train A return ticket to London Paddington station is from about 20.00.

Popular trips from Oxford:

  • Stratford-upon-Avon. Birthplace of William Shakespeare
  • London. The country’s capital is a must see!
  • Cambridge. Oxford’s famous rivals – another beautiful university city
  • Bath. Old Roman baths set among stunning Georgian architecture
  • Windsor Castle. Medieval castle as well as royal residence of the current Queen
  • Alton Towers. Fun theme park with thrilling rides
  • The Cotswolds. Area of outstanding natural beauty for country walks and beautiful old villages

No two weeks are ever the same, but here's an idea of what to expect:

  • Oxford city tour
  • River walk
  • International quiz night
  • Film night
  • Wii game
  • Football, Volleyball, Basketball
  • Dance and fitness classes
  • Cinema visits
  • Pub evenings
Enjoy local tours of historic Oxford city centre London - the capital - is just an hour away Historic Roman Baths at the city of Bath, England enjoy punting on the river, history and shopping in Cambridge Note: There are a number of activities available. Where there is a cost, this will usually be between £5 and £10 for local activities.
Weekend trips and other excursions are available as well, rates vary depending on destination, please enquire in centre for more details.

Finding our school

From Oxford station (approximately 10 -15 minutes' walk)

  • Exit the station to the large square in front and turn left.
  • Walk past the Said Business School, keep straight, with the Royal Oxford Hotel on the right up Hythe Bridge Street and over the river. 
  • When Hythe Bridge Street curves, cross straight over to George Street and follow this to the city centre. You will reach a crossroads with Magdalen Street East and Cornmarket Street, and, directly opposite, Broad Street.
  • Our school is upstairs at number 1-5 Broad Street. Look for the Embassy sign.

Centre Director

Victoria Moyle


Embassy Oxford Study Centre 
1st – 4th Floor
Boswell House
1-5 Broad Street
Tel: +44 1865 320250


The school is accessible to the hearing impaired and has an induction loop available.

School accreditation

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For enquiries and bookings, call:

+1 857 362-8976

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