Cherwell College Oxford


Cherwell College Oxford

Cherwell College Oxford is a pre-university tutorial college in Oxford. The College provides an exciting and challenging opportunity of studying in a mature, yet informal and friendly academic environment.

Full-time programmes

The Collegeoffers a range of options for full-time academic study for students aged between 14 and 19 years old).

Cherwell College Oxford is different to other conventional boarding schools: its focus lies on preparing students for university life through carefully tailored one-to-one tuition to enable entry to Russell Group Universities (and leading international universities).

The College offers the following academic study programmes:

  • A-level
  • (I)GCSE
  • Bespoke one-to-one programmes
  • University Admission programmesaimed to prepare 16 year old + students for university entry tests, interview and guide students through general admission process

For more information please visit the College’s STUDY page here.

Fee structure varies depending on the number of subjects the student is taking and number of hours required per subject per week. Please click here to view the College’s fee structure.

Short-term programmes

The Collegealso provides a wide range of short-term courses throughout the year which include:

  • Easter Revision Programme (March/April)
  • Pre-sessional (I)GCSE (flexible start dates)
  • Pre-sessional A-level (flexible start dates)
  • Summer Academic Preparation for young learners: (English & Drama)

Study Facilities

The main College building is St Georges Mansion - a magnificent five storey Edwardian building offering breathtaking views of the Dreaming Spires and comprising a suite of tutorial and lecture rooms, a supervised study area, a library, a common room with vending machines for students’ use and a computer room. The College Science Faculty is located at Frewin Court (adjacent to the Oxford Union) and provides laboratory facilities for students studying science subjects. The College Art Studio is located at Cantay House, which benefits from ample natural light and incorporates the latest technologies to support Art & Design students through all practical aspects of their course, from textiles and sculpture to photography and graphics.


Situated in the heart of Oxford, Cherwell College Oxford is proud to present its excellent boarding facilities witha campus of en-suite single bedrooms.

Boarding students are accommodated at Cherwell House - a purpose-built student residential accommodation located within the short walking distance from the main study centres.

Life at Cherwell

Cherwell College Oxford has an established tradition with the Oxford Union where its students become members of the Union and are provided with unique opportunity to attend debating workshops and lectures by prominent individuals. 

Cherwell students are also members of local gym sports clubs, tennis clubs and equestrian centres.

Students’ Reviews

“After A-levels at Cherwell, I am so well prepared for my new life at the university” – Harold

“The one-to-one tutorials challenged, stimulated and really educated me” – Tanya

“I achieved high grades which I never thought possible after struggling at my previous school” - George