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Oxford International College (OIC) is one of the top-performing independent schools in the UK. Our pioneering approach to education meticulously prepares our students for success at the world’s best universities. 


At Oxford International College, every student follows their own pathway to success. Designed around your university ambitions, you’ll benefit from a three-pillared education that carefully combines academic excellence, personal development, and career preparation.

You’ll be guided every step of the way by some of Oxford’s finest tutors, who are all experts in their fields. They’ll equip you with the specialist subject knowledge and breadth of skills you need to achieve outstanding GCSE and A-level results. You’ll also enjoy a tailored programme of clubs, additional courses, and work and internship experiences that give you the extra edge.

Our students’ education is enriched by our central Oxford location, too. You’ll also be part of an ambitious international community where the brightest young minds inspire one another to be their very best. 

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Oxford International College (OIC) was established in 2002 by academics who wanted to pioneer a university model of tuition. This commitment to academic excellence, brought to life by specialist teachers, remains the same today. We now combine this focus with personal development and career preparation through our Supercurricular department. Together, these three pillars prepare our 15 to 19-year-olds for success at university and beyond.

In 2019, we proudly topped the UK Independent Schools A-level results league table. Ever since, our hard-working students have collectively achieved over 90% A* or A grades in their exams.

This success takes our students to the world’s top universities. In the last two years, one in three OIC applicants were accepted to study medicine at Cambridge. What’s more, over the past four years, more than half of our graduates have gone on to study at one of the UK’s G5 universities.

The college joined the Nord Anglia Education family of premium international independent schools in 2021. This gives our staff and students access to a wealth of resources, opportunities, and connections across the globe. 


Our pioneering senior leadership team works tirelessly to create a culture of purpose and passion, where everyone is supported and inspired to be their very best. 
Our teachers
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Andrew Gillespie
Interim Principal
With a career in education spanning over 30 years, Andrew brings to Oxford International College a wealth of educational knowledge, experience and a record of successful leadership, together with a passion for inspiring the brightest young minds. A proven leader in education, we are pleased to have Andrew onboard, working alongside the College's Chief Education Officer and members of the Senior leadership Team ensuring continuity, innovative leadership and a commitment to striving beyond expectations.
Severine Collins
Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Severine joins Oxford International College as Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead, bringing 30 years experience of independent education both in the UK and abroad.  Passionate about excellence in international education and committed to ensuring students have a safe, enriching, positive and successful journey, Severine will oversee responsibilities for safeguarding within the College.
Ben Holman
Interim Vice Principal
Having lived and worked in the U.K, Belgium, Colombia, Cambodia, Brazil and Peru as an experienced Head, Senior Leader and teacher of geography Ben joins OIC as Interim Vice Principal. Managing teaching across the College, ensuring students learn in an ambitious and collaborative environment, that enables every student to chart their own journey to success.
Yasmin Sarwar Cheif Education Officer OIC Oxford
Yasmin Sarwar
Chief Education Officer
Yasmin has been Chief Education Officer at Oxford International College (OIC) since 2017. Under her academic leadership, we’ve topped results league tables, becoming one of the leading A-level colleges in the UK. Committed to ensuring our students achieve their university ambitions, Yasmin works closely with higher education providers worldwide, including Oxford and Cambridge. 
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Kim Terrar
Kim has more than 20 years’ experience of leading and managing teams. In her time at OIC, Kim has been instrumental in the college’s growth, overseeing our transformation into a thriving day and boarding community of almost 400 students. Kim’s breadth of expertise – which spans inspections, health and safety, safeguarding, and the curriculum – drives our pioneering approach and fuels our commitment to excellence. 
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Toby Blundell
Deputy Principal for Teaching and Learning
An Oxbridge graduate, Toby has more than two decades of teaching and leadership experience. Toby is a big believer in the transformational impact of international education and is passionate about helping our students develop a global perspective. He also emphasises the importance of good humour, empathy, and clear communication, which all have a profound impact on the student experience. 
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Mona Chaudhury
Assistant Deputy Principal (Strategic) and Curriculum Development
Mona is a highly qualified teacher and curriculum expert, who has worked in prestigious schools across England and Wales. An experienced A-level examiner, Mona understands what it takes to achieve success. This ensures our students receive the expert support and exam prep they need to earn outstanding results. Mona has a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s in Education. 
Marianne Thompson-Hill - Deputy Principal for Pastoral Care
Marianne Thompson-Hill
Deputy Principal for Pastoral Care
Marianne is a vastly experienced Deputy Principal who is committed to nurturing every aspect of our students’ wellbeing. Marianne is also a qualified life coach, who specialises in neurodiversity, self-esteem, and anxiety. In her time at OIC, Marianne has helped to establish our HR and special educational needs (SEN) departments. She also has an in-depth knowledge of the Ofsted and Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) processes. 
Nathan Phillips Head of GCSE
Nathan Phillips
Head of GCSE
Nathan has more than 20 years’ experience in education, gained in both the state and independent school sectors. Passionate about curriculum development, Nathan has a proven track record of curating engaging lessons and experiences – combined with the innovative use of data analysis – to ensure our students make outstanding progress. 
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Simon Guest
Director of Estates and Facilities
Simon joined OIC in 2019. With a rich and varied estate management background – both in the private and local government sectors – Simon ensures our students have access to the very best teaching, learning, and boarding environments. 

Meet our alumni

Our graduates go on to achieve great things at top universities and in fulfilling careers across the world. Inspired by their time here, many return to mentor, encourage, and guide our current students.  
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Economics and Economic History, London School of Economics
“At OIC, my tutor provided the unwavering support I needed to excel in my exams and ensure my university application stood out.” 
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Law, University of Cambridge
“The college provided endless support and encouragement, alongside rigorous academic challenges that pushed me to improve. My tutors were thoughtful and nurturing, and their passion for their subjects was inspiring.” 
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Maths, University of Oxford
“I grew a lot in my short time at OIC, both as a person and academically. Living alongside such a supportive group of students encouraged me to strive for excellence in my A-level studies. I was also expertly guided by insightful and helpful teachers.” 
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Medicine, University of Cambridge
“Studying at OIC empowered me to fulfil my long-held aspiration of studying medicine at Cambridge.” 


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