Carfax College
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Post 16
11 - 21
Other independent school
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths

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39-42 Hythe Bridge Street
01865 200676

School Description

Pupils talk enthusiastically about their experiences at this school. This is encouraging because many have struggled in their previous schools for a variety of reasons. Pupils say that they feel safe, happy and welcome. The school actively nurtures their health, welfare and well-being. Pupils feel confident to talk to staff if they are worried about anything. Pupils’ behaviour is exceptional. Incidents of unkindness and bullying are extremely rare. This is because the school actively encourages respect and tolerance. All pupils are knowledgeable about other cultures and ethnicities. They have spoken with a Buddhist, visited a synagogue, celebrated Chinese New Year and enjoyed a walking tour of Oxford’s religious buildings. The curriculum is individually adapted to meet the needs of all pupils informed by their education, health and care plans. The nature of the provision means that most pupils are taught on a one-to-one basis. Outside of lessons, they mix with pupils of different ages. Relationships are respectful and kind. Leaders and staff have very high expectations. Pupils’ special educational needs are well known and therefore well supported. Staff understand pupils’ individual needs very well. The school provides helpful careers advice which allows pupils to make informed choices about their future.

News, Photos and Open Days from Carfax College
Last update: 02 May 2019

Following bespoke entrance preparation courses at Carfax College, our 2016 cohort gained admission to following schools:


Downe House, Cheltenham College, Oundle School, Rugby School, St. Edward's School, Uppingham School, King's School, Canterbury, Charterhouse, Merchiston Castle, Shrewsbury School, Stowe School, Bradfield College, Tonbridge School, Summer Fields


and to following universities:

Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, LSE, New College of the Humanities

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Carfax College Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.