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What’s been happening at Cherwell?
  • Friday Debates
  • Punting Weekends
  • Tours of the Oxford Union
  • Science Club
  • CIFE Award Ceremony at the House of Lords
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Football Club
  • Orienteering in the University Parks
  • Oxford Walking Tours
  • Mystery Trails in the City
  • AI & Innovation Workshops
  • Western Art Online Course

There’s not enough space here to tell you more but do visit the Cherwell News Section for the full run-down on what we’ve been up to!

Cherwell College student receives 2022 CIFE Award

We are pleased to announce that one of our Year 12 (A-Level) students – Fred has been nominated for the CIFE award this year! The annual CIFE Academic Awards Ceremony is held at the House of Lords and rewards academic excellence to students who achieved remarkable A-level and GCSE results.

Frederick’s achievements cannot be overestimated! His determination to succeed has been apparent, culminating in excellent progress within his academic programme, best in school in recent AS examinations. What is more, Frederick has been an enthusiastic and keen leader amongst his peers. He not only gets the job done, but with will and initiative inspires those around him. Fred has been instrumental in organising the Physics Olympiad with fellow students.

Frederick has shown what determination and finding your pathway into further education are about at Cherwell College: exceeding expectations! We are proud of our students and extremely happy that our college served as good soil for growing talents!


Latest Events and News From Campus

Improve Python Programming and Reveal the Mysteries of AI This Summer

This summer is promising! For those curious about the magic behind Artificial Intelligence, Cherwell College Oxford is launching the AI & Innovation Summer Camp. Students will reveal machine learning key concepts, design principles, and classic algorithms from the widely used traditional to the booming technology of deep learning and neural networks. The guided projects will thrill to solve real-world problems employing what is learnt and enjoy another challenge of building AI projects from scratch. Students will understanding the blockchain and discover computational thinking, and improve the problem-solving with Python.


Debate Workshops Every Friday

Every Friday afternoon, we assemble at the Admin & Study Center of Cherwell College Oxford for a week’s round-up with Mr. Sean Murphy, our senior tutor in History and Politics, a former BBC researcher, and an author of the book on the Second World War. Over the past couple of weeks, we had agile discussions of topical, regional news all over the globe.


Vibrant Weekends At Cherwell

The exams season of Trinity Term keeps our students busy. Nonetheless, we still manage to have reviving activities during the weekend to keep the spirits up! This tends to help everyone re-energise and keep the stress levels down. Fresh air, inspiring nature, and long walks are making it the best possible way. When blessed with good sunny days, our students are engaged into the walks and activities in the parks. But even when drizzle, the surprising English weather has no chances to scare Cherwellians off from the planned punting and great time spent by the river. Many more exciting activities are to come. Meanwhile, Cherwellians have to dive into the new busy week with exams.


For regular updates, please visit our news page.

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Cherwell College St George BuildingWelcome to Cherwell

Cherwell College Oxford is a pre-university tutorial college, with boarding facilities, in Oxford. The College provides an exciting and challenging opportunity to study in a mature, yet informal academic environment. All students have one-to-one tutorials with expert and experienced teachers; this grants them unparalleled support and access to excellence.

Full-time programmes 

“After A-levels at Cherwell, I am so well prepared for my new life at university.” – Harold

“I achieved high grades, which I never thought possible after struggling at my previous school” - George

The College offers a range of options for full-time academic study for students aged between 14 and 19 years old.

Cherwell College Oxford is different to conventional boarding schools; at Cherwell, the focus lies on preparing students for university life. We do this by adopting an adult approach to learning, promoting independent living skills and a carefully tailoring one-to-one tuition programme to enable entry to Russell Group Universities (and other, leading international institutions).

Tutorial teaching at Cherwell CollegeThe College offers the following academic study programmes:

  • A-level
  • Bespoke one-to-one programmes
  • University Admission programmes to prepare students for university entry tests, interviews and to guide students through the admission process.

For more information please visit the Cherwell College’s STUDY page.

The Cherwell College fee structure varies depending on the number of subjects the student will study and the number of hours required per subject per week.

Short-term programmes

“The one-to-one tutorials challenged, stimulated and really educated me” – Tanya

The College also provides a wide range of short-term courses throughout the year. These include:

  • Easter Revision Programmes (March/April)
  • Pre-sessional GCSE & IGCSE (flexible start dates)
  • Pre-sessional A-level (flexible start dates)
  • Summer Courses for young learners: (English & Drama)


 For A-level: students will be expected to attend an interview with the Principal and present a good academic record from their previous studies. In addition, international students will be expected to have a good command of English language which will be evaluated during the interview or by a secured English language test provider.

For GCSE & IGCSE: students will be expected to attend an interview with the Principal.

Please email our Vice Principal for more information about our admission criteria.

Study Facilities

The main College building is St Georges Mansion - a magnificent five storey Edwardian building offering breathtaking views of the Dreaming Spires and comprising a suite of tutorial and lecture rooms, a supervised study area, a library, a common room with vending machines and a computer area.

The College has a separate Science Faculty, which is centrally located at Frewin Court (adjacent to the Oxford Union) and provides laboratory facilities for students studying science subjects.

Our Art Studio is located at Cantay House, which benefits from ample natural light and incorporates the latest technologies to support Art & Design students through all practical aspects of their course, from textiles and sculpture to photography and graphics.


Boarding students are accommodated at Cherwell House - a purpose-built student residential accommodation located within the short walking distance from our main study centres.

Situated in the heart of Oxford, Cherwell College Oxford is proud of their outstanding boarding facilities with a campus of en-suite single bedrooms, WI-FI,  laundry room, dining & common area and excellent cuisine from our high calibre chefs.


Our students have the support of a 24/7, residential welfare team. They are contactable at all times, both by phone or in person. This reflects the supportive and personalised ethos of the college, and our belief that student wellbeing is paramount.

Life at Cherwell

Cherwell College Oxford has an established tradition with the Oxford Union where our students become members of the Union. This provides them with the exclusive opportunity to attend debating workshops and lectures by prominent individuals.

Cherwell College runs activities for our students at the weekends, including cinema trips, museum visits and tours of local cities. We also have regular Film Club and Science Club meetings.

External speakers often come to Cherwell College to speak to our students on a variety of issues, be they political, historical, scientific, legal or sociological.

For more information on life at Cherwell College, please visit our website

Cherwell students are also members of local gyms / sports clubs, tennis clubs and equestrian centres. We have our own dedicated football team, with regular training sessions.