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St Clare’s Oxford

Oxford, Oxfordshire

Co-ed

International Baccalaureate Diploma, University Pathway Courses, Summer Courses

St. Clare’s specialises in teaching the International Baccalaureate Diploma, University-level academic courses, and English as a Foreign Language.

Throughout the academic year, students from over 40 countries attend our two centres. The Banbury Road Campus was the first IB school to be established in England, and at the Bardwell Road Centre, our adult courses boast a quality of tuition and multi-cultural community that is hard to rival.

Students live and study in the elegant north of Oxford, where, in addition to our state-of-the-art teaching facilities, St. Clare’s owns 19 residential houses, housing up to 325 students.

Across all our courses, students are taught and guided by expert teachers in a supportive, friendly and truly international environment, which equips them for further study, a fulfilled life and responsible world citizenship.

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What are UK 'Independent Schools'?

A UK Independent School is independent of its finances and governance and typically charges fees for attendance instead of being funded by the UK Government. Pupils at Independent Schools (synonymous with ‘Private Schools') don’t have to follow the national curriculum.

Ofsted inspects half of all UK Independent Schools. The Independent Schools Inspectorate inspects schools that are members of the associations that form the Independent Schools Council. The School Inspection Service inspects some other schools.

Independent Schools are typically governed by a board of governors that is elected independently of government and has a system of governance that ensures its independent operation.

Independent Schools in the United Kingdom play a central role in education both UK & International students contribute over £9.5 Billion to the UK economy.