Oxfordshire is blessed with some of the finest schools and universities in the country. All schools in Oxfordshire centre on a wide ranging curriculum designed to inspire pupils and encourage independent learning. Here are just a few in this area:
An extensive programme of sport, music, drama and art enriches teaching and encourages every child to try his or her best, enjoying school life to the full.
Here you'll find useful information about Abingdon and the area.
Abingdon School/Josca's Preparatory School - An independent day and boarding school for boys aged 4-18 situated in the centre of Abingdon.
Our Lady's Abingdon - A Catholic, co-educational day school for boys and girls aged 3–18 just a few minutes walk from The Old Gaol.
St. Helen's and St. Katherine's - A ‘Sunday Times Top Ten’ independent day school for 9-18 year old girls approximately one mile from The Old Gaol.
European School - The UK's only European school less than three miles from the centre of Abingdon teaching a European primary and secondary curriculum which includes the European Baccalaureate.
Abingdon College - The UK's only European school less than three miles from the centre of Abingdon teaching a European primary and secondary curriculum which includes the European Baccalaureate.
Radley College - An independent Church of England boarding school for boys aged 13-18 just three miles from The Old Gaol on an 800-acre estate.
Oxford University - The oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of the top two universities in the UK. Abingdon has convenient transport links to all of the university’s colleges.
Oxford Station - Direct trains for the 25-minute journey to Reading leaving every 15 minutes. Oxford to London Paddington takes just an hour and departs every 15 minutes.
Didcot Station -A short drive from The Old Gaol, trains to Reading take 15 minutes and depart every 15 minutes. Car park and bicycle storage available.
Culham Station - A short drive from The Old Gaol, trains to Reading take 15 minutes and depart every 15 minutes. Car park and bicycle storage available.
Tennis & Leisure Centre - Abingdon's largest public sports and leisure centre with all the facilities you would expect from a quality exercise venue.
Unicorn Theatre - An intimate theatre for the whole community based in the ruins of the Abingdon Abbey Buildings staging drama, concerts, lectures, festivals and craft fairs.
Millets Farm - A Garden Centre Association ‘Highly Commended Garden Centre’ in 2010 with a large cafe and plenty to see and do for all the family.
Frilford Heath Golf Club - Just five miles from The Old Gaol and in 600 acres of heathland, Frilford Heath, along with Woburn and Wentworth, host three championship standard golf courses.
Drayton Park Golf Club - A Hawtree-designed golf course three miles south of Abingdon with a large modern clubhouse and function, wedding and conference facilities.
Culham Science Centre - One of the world's leading fusion research laboratories developing fusion as a new source of clean energy for power stations.
Harwell Science Park - A world class centre for science, technology and innovation with 150 small and large organisations specialising in healthcare, space, computing, green enterprise and new materials.
Bicester Village - A luxury shopping village with over 130 boutiques, restaurants and cafés, complimentary style consultancy, a concierge service and a children's play area.
Swindon Designer Outlet - One of the largest covered designer outlets in Europe set in the renovated grade II listed Great Western Railway Works.
Didcot Cinema - A Cineworld cinema just eight miles from The Old Gaol.
Oxford - A six screen Odeon cinema located in nearby Oxford.
Abingdon - The historic town of Abingdon, thought to be at least 6000 years old, is located in the county of Oxfordshire and set in picturesque rural surroundings with excellent transport links to London.
Oxford - Best known for its celebrated university, Oxford is also a cosmopolitan city with a wide range of contemporary and historic activities for all ages.