Oxford House has a breath of character, style and imagination for utilising all spaces.
Situated close to Colchester town centre our pupils benefit from being educated in our unique and beautiful Victorian mansion. The classrooms, Hall and playground are compact but allow for freedom and learning to excel as recognised in our recent SIS inspection. Our air conditioned ICT suite comprises of 18 computers to allow each child to progress and develop their ICT skills at their own pace. Our specialist teacher ensures our curriculum uses a wide variety of programmes including Scratch and Bee-Bot for programming and coding.
We are fortunate to provide our pupils with the opportunity to express themselves creatively on stage at a local renowned theatre, this is a long tradition established by the original founders of the school and is always eagerly attended by parents, family and friends. A DVD of the production can be purchased after the event as a memory of your child’s outstanding performance.
During the Christmas period, lower school and upper school pupils participate in the annual carol service at a church in the town centre. This is a beautiful building with amazing acoustics which heighten the pupil’s singing voices resulting in an emotional experience. The Christmas after school club pupils make Christmas tree decorations to adorn our tree for the Christmas Tree Festival held by the church which is then visited by members of the local community.
Sport plays a vital part in keeping our pupils fit and healthy. All pupils benefit from physical education. Pupils are given coaching in an extensive range of games including swimming and outdoor sports at our local leisure centres and sports ground. At the local sports field pupils have access to the asto turf, track and grass pitches to participate in a wide variety of sports such as football, tag rugby, hockey, atheletics, cricket and rounders. The children travel to and from the venue using our yellow bus service.
From Form II upwards pupils enjoy weekly swimming lessons from professional, highly qualified and motivated instructors. The younger pupils benefit from a one to one teaching approach at First Strokes and our older children, more advanced with their swimming, have use of the newly built Garrison swimming pool. Both facilities are clean, spacious, bright and safe environments for the children to learn.