About UsWe believe in a world in which young people go on to do things which maximise their potential, are socially impactful, and make them happy. We created the Oxford Scholastica Academy to help them prepare for exactly that.
Welcome to the Oxford Scholastica Academy
- The courses they could study
- The careers they could have
- The citizens they could be.
Our Learning Philosophy
An amazing cultural and educational experience! Definitely worth attending. OSA honestly defeated any doubts I had prior to travel!
Aside from giving me a chance to learn about Medicine in a practical way that I would never had the chance to experience at my school, it also gave me new friends and increased my self-confidence.
I never thought that I could build such a strong relationship with a group of people in only two weeks!
Meet our Senior Team
We are passionate about supporting students to fulfill their potential, so we source the finest tutors (most of whom teach at leading universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, and London Universities), hand-pick the best staff, and work hard to give our students the most amazing summer fortnight. In short, we aim to give our students a life-transforming experience.
Jamie Dear BA Hons (Oxon), Founder
Dr Sophie Dear BA BM BCh (Oxon), Founder
Mrs Kit Anderson, Pastoral Consultant
Dr Mona Sakr BA (Oxon) MA PhD, Head of Teaching
Your safety is our first priority
We have staff on site 24 hours a day and during the day there are always lots of staff members around should students need anything. Students will also be given contact phone numbers for all our staff and we are reachable by email and Facebook for any non-emergency issues.
All our staff are first aid trained and receive child protection training. If parents need to contact their children and cannot get through directly, we also provide 24/7 emergency numbers for several of our senior staff. Our Director is also on call 24 hours a day should parents or students have any urgent issues.
All our staff and tutors undergo strict regulatory and police checks before they join our team, so you can be confident that your child will be well looked after.
A personal experience
Right from the start, your primary point of contact will be Photis.
We get heavily oversubscribed each year (to the best of our knowledge we’re the fastest summer school in Oxford to be fully booked), so Photis is here to give you impartial advice to make sure we’re the right summer school for you, and to be available to answer any questions you have throughout the build-up to the summer school, during it and afterwards.
If we’re not the right fit, we’ll be more than happy to recommend other summer schools.
In the run-up to the summer, we offer all our students a welcome call. Izzy, our Community Manager, will say hello, learn more about what you’re looking to get out of your time with us (so we can tailor your experience) and answer any of your questions.
We’re aware that for many of our students this summer will be the first time you’ll be away from home, and we want to make sure you feel comfortable and prepared.
Izzy and Photis will be available throughout the run-up to the summer school, and will be able to help with any queries or to support with things like booking your airport transfers.
Centrally LocatedOur campus is located right in the middle of Oxford, so you'll never be far from all the classes, culture and activities. Oxford is also very easy to get to, being only an hour away from London's main international airport (London Heathrow) and other major airports are also close by. We are very happy to advise with travel arrangements and help with transfers.
“That sweet city with her dreaming spires”
The combination of the history, architecture and academic reputation of Oxford make it the perfect setting for the Oxford Scholastica Academy.
Here are some other reasons why we think Oxford is one of the UK’s best cities:
Oxford was the inspiration for much of the Harry Potter films...
Narnia, Lord of the Rings, Alice in Wonderland...
than anywhere in the world!
Oxford is the home of the world's most famous University...
Remember, we’re not part of Oxford University, but we use its facilities each summer.
Our relationship with Oxford University
Not just for Summer…
We’re often told that the two or four weeks spent with us at OSA are the best summer breaks our students have ever had, but we are passionate about continuing to support our alumni after those two weeks are over, and well into their futures.
That’s why we’ve set up the OSA Foundation, OSA Inspires, and OSA Mentors — to help you stay connected to our network of incredible young people from around the world and get the support to need to make your future ambitions a reality.
Did you know that OSA alumni go on to change the world, in a whole variety of ways?
As part of our on-going commitment to helping our students be incredible citizens of the world, we want to do something to help them, by offering them a chance for continued advice, publicity, and funding for the ventures they go on to pursue.
OSA Mentors is designed to give students greater:
- Confidence about their skills, knowledge, and potential
- Awareness of the possibilities and opportunities they could go on to achieve, broadening their horizons
- Clarity about exactly which university, course, and career path to choose
- Ambition to stretch and challenge themselves, setting goals which take them out of their comfort zone
- Understanding about how to reach these ambitious goals
- Motivation to succeed
- Discover how your interests and skills could lead you to amazing jobs you never knew existed
- Think about how we can prepare for a quickly changing job market in the future
- Explore what real life studying a subject is like with personal accounts from students across the world
- Hear from professionals in a huge variety of industries to find out if their job sounds like a good fit for you
- Get the tools and information you need to apply to follow your dreams