General Course Information

Accommodation and Food

The UK Oxford Cello School courses take place at Radley College. Set in extensive grounds, the school boasts comfortable accommodation and an extensive range of facilities. Sleeping accommodation is available in cubicled dormitories or single rooms. Junior accommodation is set away from senior accommodation. Students are supervised by a team of experienced house staff to ensure that each student has a happy and comfortable stay. All meals are provided for residential students; lunch and afternoon tea are provided for non-residential students.











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Associated Board Exams will take place on Friday 29th July 2022. Students wishing to take an exam must enrol on the Exam Booster Course and have the permission of their teachers. Exam entry will be dealt with on a separate form sent out after we receive your application.


Evening Activities

Afternoon and evening activities are organised every day. These consist of a variety of activities examples including concerts and recitals, drumming, games, swimming, curry nights, an informal concert, a table tennis competition (where students and staff battle it out for the prestigious 'Paddle of Power') and a ceilidh. These are organised by our specialist support staff which is headed by a professional school sports teacher. The pool is available for an hour per day. Sessions are always supervised by Radley College's professional lifeguards.

Cello Hire

Cellos can be hired, for course dates only, at a cost of 100 GBP. We prioritize hire-cellos for students coming from overseas. Cello hire can be requested on the 'extras' form which will be made available to students on the 'pre-course information' page of the website  in early May.


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Enrolment Information

Applications received after the 15th June cannot be guaranteed. A few bursaries are available. Please request the special form which must returned after having already submitted an application form. Bursary applications are considered on a case by case basis. The deadline for bursary application is 31st March 2022.


Methods of Payment

Payment can be made by one of the following methods only:-


- Payment in full

- A deposit of £150 with application: Balance payable by 5th June 2022.


Cheques must be made out in GBP, payable to "Oxford Cello School" and sent to the address below.


Payments by bank transfer in GBP can be made to:

Account Name: Oxford Cello School

Account Number: 51668897

Sort Code: 40-08-10


IBAN: GB07HBUK40081051668897


For payments from overseas bank accounts we highly recommend using to take advantage of the actual exchange rate and to avoid unnecessary bank charges.

Should you require more information, please contact the OCS:


Oxford Cello School, 27 Virginia Way, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5QJ, United Kingdom


Tel:  +44 (0) 7912 217374



Skype: oxfordcelloschool


The OCS reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the programme.

In the event of a cancellation, for whatever reason, the following disbursements will apply:

•Not less than 8 weeks before the course commences, full refund less £100.

•Less than 8 weeks but not less than 4 weeks before the course commences, 50% refund less £100.

•Less than 4 weeks before or during the course, the fee is payable in full.

•All charges resulting from payments made from outside the UK are payable by the applicant