Our Hall of Residence

Hall of Residence

Students over the age of 16 reside at Wavy Gate, a purpose-built Hall of Residence. Comprised of 93 spacious single rooms and studios, Wavy Gate provides modern, gated accommodation close to the city centre and within 7 minutes walk of all teaching facilities. Rooms are grouped together into flats of six with a shared kitchen and communal room. Boys and girls are accommodated separately.

The Student Services Manager and our residential House Parent and Wardens are always at hand to assist students with all aspects of the accommodation. The presence of night-time security staff ensures that the premises are monitored 24 hours a day.

Students live at the Hall of Residence during term time, half terms and the work experience week at Easter. If a student wishes to leave College during term time, an 'Exeat Form' must be submitted with 48 hours' notice. College will seek permission from parents before a leave of absence is authorised.

Included in the boarding package are:

  • All meals at the College dining hall
  • Gym membership
  • Super-fast wifi internet access
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bike storage
  • Common room with a large TV
  • Cleaning of communal spaces

Students receive a moving-in pack with bedding and the cooking utensils needed for preparing simple meals - students may wish to bring anything extra they may need, including their favourite recipes.

Homestay Family Accommodation

Students under the age of 16 will stay with one of our Homestay Families. Students are carefully matched with a suitable host and the College maintains a close relationship with all our homestay families throughout the year, ensuring a clean, safe, and happy environment. The accommodation is typically within easy reach of the College (usually a short bus ride away) and, just like home, there will be house rules for the students. The Student Services Manager makes frequent visits and telephone calls to the hosts to ensure that a good rapport is established and that any issues are dealt with quickly.

The homestay accommodation package includes:

  • Single room occupancy
  • Wifi internet access
  • Weekly laundry
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Clean bed linen, provided once a week

Student Welfare and Extra-curricular Activities

We take a direct and active interest in the needs and the well-being of each individual student. The Student Services Manager is on hand at all times and each student has regular meetings with the Principal and the academic team, the House Parent and the Student Services Manager.

Sport and Physical Fitness
Students who are 16 or above become members of the Oxford University Sport Centre. The centre is close to the Hall of Residence and offers a 25m swimming pool, gym, grass football pitch, tennis and squash courts, bouldering wall, athletic track and more. The College offers a large number of clubs including basketball, football and badminton.

Enrichment and Extra-Curricular Activities
We offer opportunities to help students learn personal skills and develop attributes that will help them to transition into university life and beyond, such as learning to be confident and perform at their best, coping under pressure and tackling exam anxiety.

Clubs and Societies
Students are strongly encouraged to create their own clubs within the College if they have a hobby/interest they would like to share with the rest of the school. Regular clubs and societies include for example: debating society, musical appreciation, documentary society, a cookery club and a charity club.

For more information please see our Extra-curriulum page.