Policies & Useful Information

Accreditation and School Inspections

Oxford International College is a registered examination centre for all of the British examining boards and also accepts external exam candidates. The following links will take you to the exam board home pages for downloading any subject syllabus documents, past exam papers and more: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC

We are also a ‘Highly Trusted Sponsor’ under the Tier 4 scheme for international visa students, as granted by the UKVI. As a result of new regulation for student visas by the Home Office, all colleges with international students are required to be approved by an Educational Oversight body if they wished to continue to use the Tier 4 license process.

We are inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), an agency appointed by the UK Border Agency to carry out inspections of Private Further Education and English Language College. The ISI is approved by the Secretary of State for Education to inspect schools in line with Section 162A of the Education Act 2002. The agency reports to the Department for Education (DfE) on various aspects of its findings and, to ensure that ISI inspections meet a high-quality standard, ISI is monitored by Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) on behalf of the DfE. ISI aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of education and care of students’ welfare. The reports are made public to allow parents, agents and associations to make a reliable choice when looking at a school or college for the first time.

Read our latest reports:


Transferring from Another School

The majority of our students are between 16 and 19 years old, but GCSE students may enrol from age 15.

We’re happy to welcome students transferring from other schools. Students transfer to us for a variety of reasons, including:

  • The student requires a more modern and independent environment to the traditional boarding school setting
  • The student is an academic ‘high-flyer’ and is not sufficiently stretched and challenged at their current school

Educational Agents and Consultants

If you are an Educational Agent or Consultant and are interested in working with Oxford International College, we would love to hear from you. If you can visit Oxford, we would be delighted to welcome you to the College. Please contact us on admissions@oxcoll.com for further details. Our Agency Agreements are subject to due diligence checks as set out by the Home Office (UK Visas and Immigration).


Parent Advice and Articles

The Parent Info website provides high-quality information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience. The site covers a wide range of subject matter through informative articles by experts, from difficult topics about sex, relationships and the internet or body image and peer pressure, to broader parenting topics such as ‘how much sleep do teenagers need?’.


Parent Portal Video Guide

Learn how to carry out the basic operations of iSams Oxford International College’s parent portal.


Useful Links for Students

Study Skills

  • How to Study Effectively: An online resource created by Discover Business Online with the help of experienced entrepreneurs, strategists, consultants and professors, offering help on note-taking and reading comprehension and more
  • Essay writing: A short guide on YouTube by Tim Wilson of Zontul Films Ltd

University Tips

  • The Student Room: The UK’s largest online student community and provides students with opportunities to chat with thousands of other students about anything related to applying to universities, living in the UK and other subjects.
  • Read our presentation Getting into top UK universities

Learning resources

  • The Khan Academy: This site features nearly 3,000 genuinely useful videos explaining pretty much anything from French Invasion of Russia through to Quadratic Equations. Everything is free and there is no advertising. If you are stuck with your homework you may well find the solution here.
  • The BBC: One of the world’s largest websites which amongst you will find educational news and some educational resources. The educational resources cover all ages.
  • The New Scientist: This weekly publication is essential for those studying for A-level sciences who are aiming at top universities. Parts of their website are accessible to all, while others are only to subscribers. Oxford International College students have access to the paper version in the student common room.
  • The Economist: This weekly publication is essential for those studying for A-level in Economics and related subjects who are aiming at top universities. Parts of their website are accessible to all, while others are only to subscribers. Oxford International College students have access to the paper version in the student common room.
  • The Financial Times: A daily newspaper aimed at the finance and business sectors. A limit of 30 free pages per week is probably enough to keep of key business and finance news. Should be of interest to Business Studies students and those studying related subjects.
  • NASA: A great site for those interested in space exploration, it is essential reading if you are considering astrophysics or are hoping to study physics at a top university.
  • TED Talks: Another brilliant site packed full with very well presented and thoughtful videos. In particular, check out TED-Ed for award-winning original lessons, representing collaborations between expert educators, screenwriters and animators.
  • RSA Animate: The mission of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is to enrich society through ideas and action. Click here for the Royal Society of the Arts home page.

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Oxford International College is dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of all our students. If you have an urgent safeguarding concern for one of our students, or if you are a student in need of urgent assistance, you can contact the College Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Kim Terrar, Principal & Managing Director, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can contact Kim on:

  • College Switchboard (8am-9pm Mon-Fri, 8.30am-7.30pm Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays excluding Christmas Closure): +44 (0)1865 203 988
  • Direct Dial: +44 (0)1865 297 710
  • Mobile: +44 (0)7887 840 565:

Within working hours you may also contact Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Marriane Thompson-Hill, Deputy Principal (Pastoral & Welfare) on:

  • College Switchboard (8am-9pm Mon-Fri, 8.30am-7.30pm Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays excluding Christmas Closure): +44 (0)1865 203 988
  • Direct Dial: +44 (0)1865 297 717

Reporting a Concern or Complaint to the Proprietor

If you wish to report a concern or make a complaint to the proprietor, Dr Mario Peters, please do so in writing.


College Policies

The policies listed below were updated in January 2020. Our policies are available to parents of current and prospective pupils and further information is available on request.


Terms and Conditions


Data Protection


Safeguarding and Child Protection


Welfare & Wellbeing


Behaviour


Anti-bullying


Admissions


Residential


Curriculum


Supercurricular


Monitoring, Assessment, Evaluation and Marking


IT & Digital


Health and Safety


Medical


First Aid


Fire Safety


Site Safety


Governance


Complaints


Staff Policy

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Contact

Oxford International College

1 London Place,

Oxford OX4 1BD

info@oxcoll.com

+44(0)1865 203988