Browse By Age
Our renowned summer school, for students aged 13-25, in the colleges of Oxford.
Follow exciting day-by-day updates from each of our Summer School locations.
We offer a range of summer options for schools and other groups with our Oxford Summer school.
Small class sizes and high-calibre teachers are at the heart of life at the International Study Centre.
Our student blogs provide a daily insight into student life at the ISC, with photos and updates from all events.
Explore our beautiful Yarnton Manor campus virtually, taking a tour of the stunning buildings and grounds.
Thinking of studying with us? Hear what some of our previous students thought about their time at the ISC.
Here are some main reasons why we're confident that we're the right Summer School choice for you.
Browse information on some of our top tutors and teaching faculty of the highest calibre.
We are delighted to have received several prestigious awards and accreditations.
Graduation – tears, laughs, and dirty dishes.|
Students on the Gap Year course at Yarnton Manor’s International Study Centre graduated on Thursday, just in time to go home for the holidays.
The evening began with parent’s arrivals and joyful reunion, followed by plenty of photographs taken all over the Manor. Staff then gently herded everyone into the Morning Room for the ceremony to begin.
Ted McGrath, Principal of the International Study Centre, began proceedings with a brief address on the virtues of the group of “confident, independent and internationally minded group of young people” she had taught, before proceeding to applaud their resourcefulness – for finding the Red Lion Pub on their first night. She highlighted their sterling efforts to raise £641 for Children in Need, and the many other positive contributions they made to their course and to society during the term.
Each teacher took his or her turn to speak about the students they taught, and by far the most humorous was Law teacher Jackie Watson’s speech. Jackie likened her two students to a swan and a leopard, in both looks and character, and had the audience of parents and students giggling at the comparison.
But the students soon got their own two pence in.
Tove and Harriet gave a slideshow presentation on life in Yarnton Manor, which exposed everything from boys wearing matching outfits, Hallowe’en antics, guitar serenades, yawning faces, a Chubby Bunny competition, and even a comparison of the boys and girls kitchens (read: dirty vs clean.)
Tove also went on to say that, although in pictures the students appeared to be so happy during their time at Yarnton Manor, they also had differences, disagreed, laughed, cried together, and took care of one another. The Gap Year experience at Yarnton Manor is a unique experience indeed; as has been proven by this lovely group of youngsters were are proud and saddened to wish farewell.
Images: Copyright ORA
Recent News & Articles
You may be interested in these other courses:
Study in confidence with ORA's accredited, award-winning educational courses
Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, a company registered in England as company number 6045196. Registered office: 14 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4EF. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.