Staying with a host family is a great way to learn more about the UK and British culture. Homestay families welcome you as a guest and are there to help you. All our homestays are English-speaking so it’s also a good opportunity to practice what you’ve learnt in lessons!
We have families with young children and pets, professional families with older children or grown up children who have left home, and there are also families who have three or four rooms that they regularly offer to young students.
Some families live very near the city centre and some are located in more rural areas, but have good transport links to the city centre.
Host families provide breakfast and an evening meal. During the week lunches are provided by Oxford Spires.
The host family provides lunches at weekends; if you have an excursion, your family will provide you with a packed lunch.
Finally, we have an excellent homestay management team who work hard to ensure students are placed in host families where they will be happy and well looked after. They are available each day and have a 24-hour emergency contact number. Many students stay in touch with their host families and some request to stay with the same family year after year!
Oxford Residential Accommodation
All the rooms are single or twin, en-suite and of very high quality. It’s just a short bus ride – public and private buses are available) to our Oxford High location. Breakfast and dinner are served every day at the residence, while lunch is served at school.
Students are placed together in accommodation blocks, each with a kitchen and or common room. There are self-service, coin-operated washing and drying machines available onsite. Bed linen is provided and rooms are cleaned each week. Free wi-fi is available at the residence. Students need to bring a towel and anything else they may need.
Residential Centre Padworth
Students are accommodated in comfortable single or double rooms and all meals are served in the College dining room. There are kitchen facilities in the boarding houses for the students to make their own drinks and snacks and sitting rooms with televisions where students can relax and socialise.
Girls and boys are housed in separate boarding houses, each with their own resident house staff living within the building. Bed linen is provided and laundered weekly, and a weekly laundry service is provided for machine-washable clothes.