During the 2023-24 academic year, St Clare’s, Oxford will celebrate 70 years of providing world-class education to students from across the globe. Our independent, co-educational, day and boarding school was founded by Anne...
Banbury Road campus
Independent school in Oxford
We are an coeducational independent school, in Oxford. Over the last 70 years our campus has grown to accommodate our increasing student population. From our original location on 141 Banbury Road, we have expanded to 25 residential houses in North Oxford. In 1999 we bought our premises on Bardwell Road, which has become the location of our International College for the last 23 years.
Named after one of our founders Pamela Morris, a building extension took place in 2014 to create more teaching spaces. The Pamela Morris building includes 3 well-equipped science laboratories, preparatory rooms, as well as 3 large Mathematics classrooms. The building was carefully designed to complement the surrounding Victorian and Edwardian architecture.
The following year in November 2015, our award-winning 121 residence and Art Studio opened. The Art Studio was purpose-built and offers an inspiring study environment. The residential spaces, located around a beautiful quad, provide separate en-suite study bedrooms for male and female students.
The Banbury Road Campus is made up of several buildings all within a five-minute walk of each other and located in beautiful north Oxford. Our approach is informal and friendly so students can catch up with teachers and staff when they are free between lessons or activities or in the dining room. Students call staff by their first name, which comes naturally after a few days but is unusual at first!
Recent developments include:
- 2015 — construction of a £5.5 million student residence and art studio. The buildings provides separate housing for male and female students in ensuite study bedrooms around an Oxford-style courtyard with a large square lawn
- 2014 — construction of a new £3.3 million Science and Mathematics building providing three science laboratories and prep rooms, three large classrooms for Mathematics lessons and a new maintenance facility
- 2010 — £1.3 million redevelopment of a large newly purchased residence next to the main Banbury Road Campus buildings, providing 24 student bedrooms plus warden accommodation
Nabila – British Nigerian
38 points – International Development with Economics – University of Bath
St. Clare’s is a place where I’ve been able to explore my academic and non-academic interests by having discussions with people from all over. It’s helped me prepare for what comes my way in the future and has been a phenomenal experience.
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