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We are located in North Oxford just 1.5 km from the city centre. Our campus is made up of 25 Victorian and Edwardian buildings, just off the Banbury Road. Our college premises consists of 3 keys sites:

  • Banbury Road Campus is the location of our IB World School where our IB and Pre-IB pupils study during the academic year and teenagers during the summer months. It is also where our main reception is based. If you are travelling to see us, our address is 139 Banbury Road, OX2 7AL.
  • Bardwell Road Campus is the home of our International College for adult students. The address of this site is 3 Bardwell Road, OX2 6SU.
  • Our Junior Campus is located at Rye St Antony School, Franklin Road, OX3 8BY. This site is for the exclusive use of our 9-14 year old students during July and August. 
Campus Map

By train


Oxford train station is on Park End Street (OX1 1HS), which is a 10 minute walk from the High Street. There are regular trains from London Paddington which take between 60-90 minutes. If you decide to take a taxi from the station to the college, it is a 5-10 minute journey.

Oxford Parkway

Oxford Parkway is in North Oxford (OX2 8HA). There are frequent services to major cities and airports. If you decide to take a taxi from the station to the college, it is a 5-10 minute journey.

Contact National Rail for train services and fares on +44 (0)8457 48 49 50. Alternatively, visit the websites of the train companies who offer rail services the area. These are:

Trainline has also put together a guide to the 16-25 Railcard (also known as the Student Railcard or Young Persons Railcard) to help students travel around the UK and save money on train tickets.


By bus

Frequent bus services link Oxford to London and Oxford to the airports. When you get on the bus you should ask for the Gloucester Green bus station in Oxford. From there, you can choose to take a taxi from Gloucester Green to the college, which is a 5-10 minute journey. Alternatively, it is a 30-40 minute walk. 

  • The Airline – 24 hour express bus service from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports is approximately 60-120 minutes.

By car

Oxford is connected to London, the M25 and the Midlands by the M40 motorway. Come off the M40 at junction 8 (A40) or junction 9 (A34) to link to the Oxford ring road. The ring road provides direct access to the south and west via the A34.

Approach the city from the north

139 Banbury Road: Take the Banbury Road south from the ring road. Pass the shops of Summertown until you reach the traffic light junction at Marston Ferry Road. The Banbury Road campus is first right on the corner of Lathbury Road.

3 Bardwell Road: The International College at 3 Bardwell Road is further south. Continue down the Banbury Road and take a left turn into Bardwell Road. 

For parking advice, please contact:

Park and ride

Parking in the city centre is extremely limited and long stay visitors to Oxford arriving by car are recommended to use the city’s Park & Ride service. Fast and frequent bus services link car parks on the ring road with the city centre. Services run 7 days a week.

The Water Eaton Park & Ride (to the north of the city, off the A34 and the A4260 from Kidlington) serves St Clare’s and has a bus stop directly outside the college. If you would like to travel to the our Main Reception take the Number 2, 2A, 7, S4 or S5 bus from the car park and ask for the Lathbury Road bus stop. The bus service runs every 10-12 minutes.

Contact the Oxford Bus Company for detailed maps and instructions or  timetables and routes on +44 (0)1865 785400.

Access by car

There are access restrictions to motor vehicles around the city centre. If you require advice on city centre travel restrictions or parking, please contact the Tourist Information Centre on +44 (0)1865 726871.

Parking on site

There is no parking available for visitors on site. Instead, you are advised to find alternative parking arrangements. There is short-stay parking in the roads near the College which is restricted to 2 hours. For longer stays, you can use the car park in Summertown which is only 0.3 miles from the Main Reception.

Visit our campuses

Travel services run 7 days a week which makes travelling to the college very straightforward


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