Our Accommodation

You'll be staying in your own room with en-suite bathroom in one of our four campus buildings.

Quick Facts

Our Home We have four campuses: St Thomas’, St George’s, Lampl and Cherwell House. Each building is a purpose built student accommodation home
Location In the centre of Oxford
Your Room En suite single (your own bedroom with your own bathroom), with a limited number of twin rooms available on request

St George’s is owned by St Peter’s College, one of the 38 colleges of Oxford University. Used by second and third year undergraduate students at the college during term time, it houses our students aged between 15 and 18.

You’ll be living like a student and will get to taste what independent living is like, with your own bedroom and bathroom – and a desk for you to work on your private study work set by your tutor. You’ll have a bed, chair, desk and desk-chair, and cupboards to store your clothes. You can see a photo below, which is an example of one of the rooms we have in our building.

The accommodation has a large, bright common area, with a balcony overlooking the river. Students congregate here to socialise, and it is a great place to relax after a busy day at OSA, catch up with friends on other courses, or complete independent study assignments set by your tutors.

St Peter’s is the youngest college within the old city boundaries, achieving full college status in 1961, and has been referred to as “the laid back teenager of the Oxford college family.” The college was founded in 1928, with the aim of providing an education at Oxford for around 40 bright students with limited funds. St George’s is one of the college’s annexes. During their first year most Oxford students live on the main college site, while in their second and third years many live in their college’s annex accommodation in various places around Oxford.

Students at St Peter’s are known as ‘Peterites’, and their famous alumni include: Mark Carney, former Governor of the Bank of Canada and current Governor of the Bank of England, Edward Akufo-Addo, former President of Ghana and Reverend Wilbert Vere Awdry, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine.

Please note that we are an organisation which contracts with St Peter’s College for the use of facilities, but which has no formal connection with The University of Oxford. You can read more about our relationship here.

St Thomas’ is a modern annexe of St Peter’s College, University of Oxford, used by second and third year undergraduate students at the college. It houses students aged between 15 and 18.

St Thomas’ is by the Castle Quarter, a lively and thriving part of central Oxford. Built in the 1070s by a Norman baron, the original wooden motte and bailey castle was replaced with stone shortly afterwards.

Students staying at St Thomas’ will be accommodated in en-suite single rooms, with a bed, chair, desk and desk-chair, and clothes storage, as well as a wet-room style bathroom. You can see a photo below, which is an example of one of the rooms we have in our building.

The accommodation has a large common area for students to socialise, which opens onto a sunny, fully-contained, outside courtyard. The common room is a great place to relax after a tiring day of activities, catch up with friends on other courses, or complete independent study assignments, and ensures that students always know where to go to find someone to chat to.

St Peter’s is the youngest college within the old city boundaries, achieving full college status in 1961, and has been referred to as “the laid back teenager of the Oxford college family.” The college was founded in 1928, with the aim of providing an education at Oxford for around 40 bright students with limited funds. St Thomas’ is one of the college’s annexes. During their first year most Oxford students live on the main college site, while in their second and third years many live in their college’s annex accommodation in various places around Oxford.

Students at St Peter’s are known as ‘Peterites’, and their famous alumni include: Mark Carney, former Governor of the Bank of Canada and current Governor of the Bank of England, Edward Akufo-Addo, former President of Ghana and Reverend Wilbert Vere Awdry, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine.

Please note that we are an organisation which contracts with St Peter’s College and Corpus Christi College for the use of facilities, but which has no formal connection with The University of Oxford.

Cherwell House is our newest building, and is a purpose-built accommodation home for students at Cherwell College, an independent college in the city. It houses OSA students aged between 13 and 18.

Cherwell is next to the site of the old Osney Abbey, founded in 1129. While not much of the abbey remains today, it was Oxford’s original cathedral and has been described as the greatest building Oxford has ever lost.

The original bell from the abbey, “Great Tom”, now hangs in the famous Tom Tower in Christ Church College, and has been described as the loudest thing in Oxford!

Students staying at Cherwell House will be accommodated in en-suite single or twin rooms, with a bed, chair, desk and desk-chair, and space for clothes storage, along with their own bathroom. You can see a photo below, which is an example of one of the rooms we have in our building.

The accommodation has a large common area for students to socialise in, and we encourage students to make use of this space to chat to friends, complete group study assignments, meet new people in the house, and just relax.

Founded in 1972, Cherwell College is separate from Oxford University. Its beautiful boarding house was built in 2015, and provides state of the art student accommodation.

The Lampl Building is a modern annex of Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, used by undergraduate students at the college. It houses students aged between 13 and 18.

Lampl is near to the famous Oxford Castle. Used in the English Civil War of the 17th century, the castle’s main function afterwards was as Oxford’s local prison. The prison was closed in 1996, and the castle buildings are now used as a trendy hotel with the jail cells converted into guest rooms!

Students staying at Lampl will be accommodated in en-suite single rooms, with a bed, chair, desk and desk-chair, and clothes storage, along with their own bathroom. Rooms are arranged in shared, self-contained flats of five rooms, with communal kitchens and dining areas. You can see a couple of photos below, which are examples of one of the rooms we have in our building

The Lampl building has a large marquee area, in which students can socialise, which is decked out with decorations, games and activities, and comfy seating areas. This is a great place to relax, play games, catch up with friends on other courses, or complete independent study assignments.

Corpus Christi is one of the oldest Oxford University colleges, founded in 1517 as Oxford’s twelfth college. They are one of the smallest and friendliest colleges in Oxford. One of their earliest members was involved in the translation of the King James Bible in 1611.

Corpus is famous amongst Oxford students for owning a couple of tortoises, and holds an annual Tortoise Fair which includes a Tortoise race. The participating tortoises race to the edge of a ring of lettuce which spells out the name of their Oxford University college!

Please note that we are an organisation which contracts with St Peter’s College and Corpus Christi College for the use of facilities, but which has no formal connection with The University of Oxford.

Central Location

Our accommodation is popular because of our location which is very central.

St Thomas'

Cherwell House

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