Kings Oxford provides a welcoming, multicultural learning environment, utilising the latest educational technology, with online learning resources accessed via our student portal, and indoor and outdoor space for socialising, reflection and quiet study.
- Spacious, modern classrooms all with interactive learning technology
- Dedicated art centre with multimedia art studios
- Modern science laboratories
- Library and learning resource centre
- Free wireless internet throughout
- Reception and student services helpdesk
- On-site, modern, student cafeteria with large TV and outside eating area
Kings Oxford Ofsted report May 2016
Kings Oxford was inspected by Ofsted, the UK Government Office for Standards in Education, on 10-12 May 2016, and received the following rating:
Overall effectiveness: Good
Effectiveness of leadership and management: Good
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment: Good
Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Good
Outcomes for pupils: Good
“Teachers know their students well and plan interesting and stimulating activities in lessons to enable students to make good progress in their learning over time.”
“Teachers and students have positive and respectful relationships. Discussions between students and teachers contribute to effective learning. Students support each other well in lessons.”
“Students’ mature and diligent approach to their learning enabled them to work productively, negotiating responsibilities for preparing the presentation, to complete the task successfully.”
“Teachers have very good subject knowledge and convey their knowledge clearly and unequivocally. This helps students to gain new knowledge and skills well. Teachers devise memorable and helpful visual prompts to aid students’ understanding.”
“Teachers check students’ understanding effectively through questioning. They provide useful feedback on the quality and content of students’ work. Teachers use this information to provide additional support to students who are struggling with any aspect of their learning. During the inspection, a number of support group sessions took place, providing bespoke lessons to address misunderstandings or to further consolidate students’ learning.”
“The school’s work to promote students’ personal development and welfare is good. Students are confident and self-assured learners. They know they are valued and known as individuals. They take their responsibilities for managing themselves very seriously. As a result, in lessons and around school, students moderate their own behaviour, use self-control and show an awareness of the needs of others. The school is a calm and purposeful learning environment.”
— Extracts from Ofsted report of Kings Oxford, May 2016.
Kings Oxford St.Josephs campus
Kings Oxford St. Josephs is the campus for GCSE and A-level courses. It is located in Cowley, a residential area of Oxford with a cool, creative vibe. The area is popular with students, with a varied range of eateries and entertainment facilities and the ever-popular and colourful Cowley Road Carnival.
The Cowley area has been occupied since Roman Times and is now home to the iconic Mini car, and the offices of numerous business and organisations including the European numerous companies including the European headquarters of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and the headquarters of international aid charity Oxfam GB.
Kings Art and Design Foundation course is delivered in dedicated studios in the city centre, adjacent to Kings Oxford St Michaels campus, which is home to our language programmes.
Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, is a world-famous centre of education and home to the University of Oxford (the World’s oldest university), The Ruskin School of Art and Oxford Brookes University. With its historic architecture; diverse economic base, including many cutting-edge IT and science-based businesses; a vibrant arts scene; parks, sports and leisure facilities, eateies and large student population, Oxford provides an incredibly diverse range of opportunities and sources of inspiration, making it an ideal place for students to live and study.
We provide a range of high quality accommodation options.
Our purpose-built student residence features spacious single, en-suite rooms and studios in a contemporary building. Our student houses provide the comforts of a traditional home plus the freedom of independent living. We also offer host family options.
In addition to the catering facilities within our student accommodation, students can also have meals in the college's on-site cafeteria. For full-time students living our accommodation we have a 'walk to class' guarantee — if you study on a full-time academic programme of study, you'll be offered accommodation within reasonable walking distance of the school for the whole of your course.