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Please find below some useful information for parents and students about living and studying in our summer school centres. For full details of our rules and regulations, please visit our policies page.
All of our programmes take place in secure, supervised premises. The Centre entrances are supervised round-the-clock by “porters” and usually CCTV cameras.
All the Campus Offices have a valuables safe where students can store their passports, personal documents and other personal belongings.
All students on courses for 8 - 18 years of age must ‘check in’ regularly during the day, for example at 8:00 am for roll-call, next with their teachers at morning classes, next in the afternoon for activities, next at dinner and finally in the evening before curfew (which will depend on age group).
We advise students to adhere to the following:
Each campus has its own 24 hour emergency telephone number. This number can be used by a student needing to contact a member of staff. Family members wanting to contact a student can call the campus office. In the case of an emergency it is vitally important that we have the right contact details for students and their families, so please ensure that all contact information you give us upon registration is correct and up to date.
Our campus nurses are available to the students in the mornings and can provide students with basic medications such as paracetamol or throat lozenges.
If a student requires to visit the doctor, it will come with an extra cost. Students who are not resident in the UK for more than 6 months are not eligible for National Health Service (NHS) treatment. Students are required to have full travel insurance which will cover any medical fees that they incur whilst attending Oxford Royale Summer Schools. This also applies to students on our programmes in the USA.
Students must indicate if they are regularly taking medication or have any medical conditions when they make their application.
While travelling, students should carry a small amount of British pounds/US dollars (as applicable) with them to cover routine travelling costs such as food and water. Larger amounts of cash should be kept in the safe in the Campus Office.
Please note that the 50 GBP note is not widely accepted in shops in the UK.
Up-to-date weather reports can be found by visiting Oxford Weather. Please note that the UK is famous for variable weather, even in July and August, and a range of clothes should be packed. New Haven, where Yale's campus is based, is likely to be warm and humid during the summer months.
You will be sent a kit list in your welcome pack that will explain exactly what you should bring. Please take a careful note of the requirement for smart clothes at events such as graduation on the students’ final evening with us.
Washing machines and tumble dryers are available. Counsellors will be on hand to show students how to use these.
Each room has bed linen provided, but towels are not provided as standard. Students are asked to bring their own towels to the campus.
Students will also receive more practical information in the “Summer Course Information” document included in the welcome pack sent to them prior to their course commencing.
Email and internet: Wifi and internet are available on all sites.
Telephone Calls: Students can call home using their mobile phone or payphones on campus. Pre-paid international telephone cards are the cheapest and easiest way to make overseas calls and can be purchased easily in most large towns. You can use these cards in conjunction with the payphones located on the campus. Please note that whilst mobiles are allowed on the programme, they are not permitted in the classroom.
Post/Mail: Letters and parcels can be sent to students at their campus address c/o Oxford Royale Summer Schools.
Telephoning Oxford Royale Summer Schools: There is a telephone line in each campus where students are resident and an emergency phone where staff can be contacted 24 hours a day. These numbers will be provided before the student arrives. The ORA head office number is +44 (0) 1865 954800
Email: Email addresses of each campus will also be provided for parents before the summer school begins.
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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.