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Since its foundation, Cherwell College has developed strong links with the oldest student-led debating society – The Oxford Union. Founded in 1823, the Union is the world’s most prestigious debating society, with a reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. Unlike other student unions, the Oxford Union holds no political views and is a forum for debate and the discussion of controversial issues offering freedom of speech.

Cherwell’s full-time students have the privilege to enroll automatically as members of the Oxford Union and attend high-profile debates, take part in weekly debating workshops and make use of the world-famous Library. The Oxford Union allows all members to borrow from the Library, which is housed in various rooms in the Oxford Union building, notably the Old Library, Poetry Room, Gladstone Room, and Goodman Library, all of which provide quiet, pleasant places in which to work.

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We strongly support and believe in the unique development of each individual, and strive to ensure that all of our students achieve their fullest potential by providing a positive learning environment that encourages confidence, discipline and ability to think independently.

Our Ethos

Cherwell is one of the few remaining pre-university colleges in Oxford which continue to preserve the very best the British education system has to offer – the tutorial.

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Student stories

Everyone’s educational path is different. We meet with every student and discuss their aims, ambitions, struggles, and strengths in order to map out a route through education that is best.

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Life as a Cherwellian

Life of Cherwellians is always busy and full of quintessential Oxford experience. By attending Cherwell College, you will be part of a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

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Interested in attending?

If you are interested in applying to Cherwell College Oxford, you may do so by submitting an enquiry form through our website, specifying your full name, date of birth, contact email address, contact telephone number as well as provisional programme choice (e.g. A-Level, GCSE, etc.).

Our Admissions Secretary will contact you shortly after to advise further on the application process and entry requirements for your chosen programme of study.