Accommodation and Welfare

Hall of Residence

Hall of Residence

A-level students reside at ‘Wavy Gate’, our brand new, purpose built Hall of Residence within walking distance of the teaching facilities at London Place. Wavy Gate can accommodate 93 students. All rooms are single and have en-suite shower rooms. The rooms are grouped into small clusters of six, each cluster having its own kitchen and sitting room where students can relax, socialise and study together in the evenings. All rooms have ultra-fast broadband/Wi-Fi, and there is an on-site self-service laundry. We operate the highest security standards, with a staffed gatehouse and 24-hour security guard resident permanently on the premises 7 days-a-week. Boarders will be served breakfast, lunch and dinner at the college dining hall. We encourage students to embrace their experience in Oxford by enjoying this historic university city, with the opportunity to meet many other students and become part of Oxford’s thriving student community.

Host Families

Students can also be placed with carefully selected British host families to give them a high level of personal attention and help them acclimatise into the British language and culture. This experience also improves their communication and interpersonal skills. Students may progress to the Hall of Residence for their A-level studies. All of our host families are carefully selected and regularly visited by the Student Welfare Manager.

Student Welfare and Social 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 House Parent, Student Services Manager as well as the academic team members. Social activities are arranged according to students’ interests and with the help of the Student Council. These can include attending concerts, museums and the theatre and other leisure activities such as go-karting, discos, quiz nights and talent shows. Day trips can be organised to London, Stratford, and other places of interest, as well as theme parks such as Alton Towers or Thorpe Park.

We encourage our full time students to pursue at least one regular sports activity. The list of sporting opportunities in Oxford is extensive and our students can also join a state-of-the-art private gym just a short walk from the College.