General Course Information
Information for Adult Course Students
For residential students the price includes accommodation in single rooms and full board with a complimentary glass of wine in the adults' social area after evening meals. Tea and coffee are provided throughout the day in the Silk Hall Foyer.
Information for the Junior Course
Extra pastoral staff are employed to see to the needs of the young students in their recreation time and to help them to travel between lessons. Afternoon sports activities will be co-ordinated by our specialist support staff which is headed by a professional school sports teacher. Pool sessions are allocated each day, always under the supervision of Radley College's professional lifeguards.
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.
Associated Board Exams will take place on Friday 30th July 2021. 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.
Afternoon and evening activities are organised every day. These consist of a variety of activities examples including concerts and recitals, games, swimming, punting, 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.
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.
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 2021.
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 2021.
Cheques must be made out in GBP, payable to "Oxford Cello School" and sent to the address below.
Payments by bank transfer can be made to:
Account Number: 51668897
Sort Code: 40-08-10
For payments from overseas bank accounts we highly recommend using Transferwise.com for a more favourable exhange rate and to avoid unnecessary bank charges.
We also accept payment in EURO and USD. Please contact us for details.
Should you require more information, please contact the OCS:
Oxford Cello School, 31 The Hyde, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5JG, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 7912 217374
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