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Founded in 2010 by two Oxford University graduates, Harry and Rob, Oxford Summer Courses was born from a shared vision: to empower young minds to explore and nurture their own ideas, free from the constraints of exams and mandated syllabuses. Their mission is simple yet profound: to ignite a passion for learning in inspiring locations, echoing the renowned Oxford teaching methodology known for its transformative effect on critical thinking. Ready to experience the summer of a lifetime? Apply now and embark on a transformative journey with Oxford Summer Courses.

Our Vision

At Oxford Summer Courses, our primary aim is to guide you towards a deeper understanding of your aspirations and foster the independence needed to embark on your future journey. With over 40 subjects available for students aged 9-24, each course is meticulously crafted to inspire and engage, led by experienced tutors who mirror the Oxford teaching approach. Join us to explore the myriad options available and discover how we achieve this.

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Where We Teach

Oxford Summer Courses offers transformative educational experiences in prestigious and inspiring locations throughout the United Kingdom. Currently, our summer school courses are hosted at renowned institutions such as Harrow School, Eton College, and St John's Beaumont, catering to students aged 9-12. For older students, our summer courses are held at various colleges within Oxford and Cambridge Universities, including Lady Margaret Hall, New College, Somerville College, and Worcester College in Oxford, as well as Fitzwilliam College, Sidney Sussex College, and Corpus Christi College in Cambridge, spanning age groups from 13 to 24.

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Global Reach

Beyond our current locations, Oxford Summer Courses has ventured internationally, forming partnerships with esteemed schools and universities in countries such as Chile, India, and the USA. These collaborations transcend geographical boundaries, enriching minds and fostering global connections. While no longer active, our past international locations reflect our unwavering commitment to expanding access to high-quality summer courses worldwide.

Our Active Sustainability Pledge

In our pursuit of sustainable practices, we've taken the following steps:

  • We are proud to be a B Corp, part of a global community of businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental impact.
  • Oxford Summer Courses is honoured to be a CarbonNeutral® certified company through our partnership with Climate Impact Partners.
  • We invest in low-carbon sustainable development projects to offset our emissions.
  • Your carbon footprint is offset the moment you step onto our course.
  • You'll be giving back while you learn, an added benefit of studying with us.

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2024: The King's Award for Enterprise: International Trade
  • 2020: The Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade
  • 2019: Financial Times 1000 – Ranked 191st fastest-growing company in Europe, 4th in education
  • 2019: SME Export Track 100 – Ranked 31st SME exporter
  • 2018: Sunday Times Fast Track 100 – Ranked 20th fastest-growing company in the UK, 1st in education
  • 2018: Business & Breathe HR Top 25 SME Culture Leaders – Ranked 2nd for creating positive social impact
  • 2013: Accreditation by the British Accreditation Council for short courses (re-awarded in 2017)
  • BCorp Certified
  • Ranked as the Fastest Growing Company in the South of England in 2020-2022 by the Fast Growth 50 Index

Bridgemark Education

As part of Bridgemark Education, encompassing Oxford Summer Courses, O-Labs, and Universify Education, we are committed to nurturing high-growth companies that provide life-altering educational experiences. From flexible summer school programmes to STEM courses integrating innovative thinking, our portfolio aims to empower growth and change lives through education. With recognition for our business performance, values, and societal impact, we are poised to continue innovating and expanding our reach.

Start Your Summer Adventure with Oxford Summer Courses

Ready to embark on your summer school journey? Apply now and experience adventure and academic excellence at prestigious university colleges like Cambridge and Oxford, and renowned boarding schools like Eton College, Winchester, and St John’s Beaumont.

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Growth Mindset

We have a strong sense of adventure and are always willing to learn from our mistakes. We challenge our colleagues to reach their full potential and always strive towards pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone and into the learning zone.


We prioritise a healthy work-life balance and place wellbeing at the centre of everyday operations at the company. We look out for our colleagues, show care and consideration to one another, and are mindful of each other’s workloads.

Student Impact

Student experience lies at the heart of everything we do. We set high standards and act with the purpose of improving the life chances of young people who come on our summer courses.


We always support our colleagues and adopt a ‘say yes first’ approach to testing new ideas. Trust, empathy and friendship are at the centre of our workforce and we never play the blame game.


Test, improve, adapt – onwards and upwards!

Building Community

Across like-minded students, our tutor network, and healthy relationships in head office, all while creating a positive impact on society and the wider environment.

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18 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2NA, United Kingdom

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Oxford Summer Courses is an organisation which contracts with the colleges of the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and London for the use of facilities, but which has no formal connection with the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and London.
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