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Kings, Oxford, England UK

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in Oxford in the last 12 months Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in England UK

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Top rated school facilities
  • Excellent student nationality mix

Kings

The language school Kings was founded in Oxford, England UK in 1957. Kings Oxford's St. Michaels campus is a stylish, completely refurbished historic building right in the city centre, close to all amenities. Some summer programmes are taught at St. Josephs campus, just 20 minutes by bus from the centre of Oxford, with shops, bars, restaurants, a library, a sports centre and a swimming pool are all close by.

The school address is: Temple Road, Cowley, OX4 2UJ - Oxford (England UK).

Accreditations and Quality seals

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

21

Number of public PC workstations:

35

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 172
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 123

Average age of students

  • in summer: 21 years
  • throughout the year: 23 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 8
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 7
  • Junior courses in summer: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 14 years for specific Junior courses

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

3
7
5
3
2
10
9
6
10
2
7
8

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is London Heathrow (LHR). It takes 60 minutes by taxi to school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 02.Jan.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 29.May.2017, 28.Aug.2017, 18.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

Courses

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 23 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 698664 1047995 13961327 17451658 20941990 27922653 34903316 37923603 72686905 316301
A full-time intensive course including specialist options in Business English, IELTS, Cambridge exams, Conversation, Language Development, Professional Skills Development, Cultural Interest, etc.
Students booking 12 weeks or more qualify for up to 4 additional guided/facilitated study sessions per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 03.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 36 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 602572 903858 12041144 18061716 24082288 30102860 31923033 60485746 90728619 266253
Lessons usually take place every morning Monday-Friday. During high season you might have lessons in the mornings, afternoons, or a combination of both.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 24 Additional Week
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 64326111 268255
20 lessons General English + 8 Special Interest Group lessons + up to 4 guided/facilitated self-study sessions per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 03.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 22 33
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 80967692 1214411537
For students who have completed an undergraduate degree and want to study at the graduate level in the UK. Intensive academic study skills, IELTS preparation + Conditional Offer from one of our partner universities.
Fees are calculated per term, generally 11 weeks long. Study 1–3 terms, depending on English level.
Course requirements: Students must have completed a degree with minimum grade 2:2. Minimum age: 21.
Prices shown are valid until 31.08.17.
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 11.Sep.2017.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- 14081373 21122060 28162746 35203432 42244119 49284805 56325492 63366178 -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner Includes a compulsory programme of activities and excursions, plus some free time. Students are fully supervised in lessons, on excursions and during activities.
Sunday is the standard arrival/departure day. Course ends 27.08.
Accommodation fees are on a full-board basis for our off-site student residence, less than 5 minutes' walk from the school.
Also available: Homestay accommodation in single room (from £590 per week) or twin room (from £547) This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
St Josephs Campus, Oxford
Starting dates
2017: 25.Jun.2017, 02.Jul.2017, 09.Jul.2017, 16.Jul.2017, 23.Jul.2017, 30.Jul.2017, 06.Aug.2017, 13.Aug.2017.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- 19581910 29372864 39163819 48954773 58745728 68536682 78327637 88118591 -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner 27 hours of lessons per week of academic English, a range of academic subjects and IELTS preparation. Students have a programme of excursions and University Counselling sessions.
Sunday is the standard arrival/departure day. Course ends 27.08.
Accommodation fees are on a full-board basis for our off-site student residence, less than 5 minutes' walk from the school.
Also available: Homestay accommodation in single room (from £865 per week) or twin room (from £822 per week) This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
St Josephs Campus, Oxford
Starting dates
2017: 25.Jun.2017, 02.Jul.2017, 09.Jul.2017, 16.Jul.2017, 23.Jul.2017, 30.Jul.2017, 06.Aug.2017, 13.Aug.2017.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 28442702 -- 37923603
20 lessons of General English + 8 lessons of exam preparation per week.
9-week course start date: 3 January.
12-week course start dates: 13 March and 18 September.
Minimum of 5 hours of homework per week. Two sets of mock exams before the exam. Test fee is subject to change and is not included in the price. Students are responsible for submitting exam application forms.
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 13.Mar.2017, 18.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam dates
04.Mar.2017, 03.Jun.2017, 09.Dec.2017
Exam fee
150 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 31603002 37923603
20 lessons of General English + 8 lessons of exam preparation per week.
10-week course start date: 3 January
11-week course start date: 18 September
12-week course start date: 13 March
Minimum of 5 hours of homework per week. Two sets of mock exams before the exam. Test fee is subject to change and is not included in the price. Students are responsible for submitting exam application forms.
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 13.Mar.2017, 18.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam dates
11.Mar.2017, 03.Jun.2017, 02.Dec.2017
Exam fee
150 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- 20941990 -- -- -- -- 349332
Students wishing to take the IELTS test must complete their registration themselves online - assistance is available. We recommend doing so at least 5 weeks in advance. Test fee is subject to change and is not included in the price.
Our school is the only Official IELTS Test Centre in Oxford.
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 13.Feb.2017, 27.Mar.2017, 08.May.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 11.Sep.2017, 23.Oct.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
153 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- 842800 12631200 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Two-week course start date: 25 June.
Three-week course starts: 9 July, 31 July.
Students wishing to take the IELTS test must complete their registration themselves online - assistance is available. We recommend doing so at least 5 weeks in advance. Test fee is subject to change and is not included in the price.
Our school is the only Official IELTS Test Centre in Oxford.
Starting dates
2017: 25.Jun.2017, 09.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
153 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- 25262400 -- -- -- -- 421400
20 lessons of General English + 8 IELTS preparation lessons + 4 lessons of additional exam practice per week.
Students wishing to take the IELTS test must complete their registration themselves online – assistance is available. We recommend doing so at least 5 weeks in advance. Test fee is subject to change and is not included in the price.
Our school is the only Official IELTS Test Centre in Oxford.
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 13.Feb.2017, 27.Mar.2017, 08.May.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 11.Sep.2017, 23.Oct.2017.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
153 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 36 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 762724 11431086 15241448 22862172 30482896 38103620 41883979 79687570 1195211355 349332
If you are accomplished at art, and need to improve your English while preparing a portfolio of artwork, this course is ideal. It combines General English with specialist art and design-related disciplines, and can include drawing, painting, clay work, sculpture, modelling, textiles, fashion and jewellery making and 3D design, taught in our dedicated art studios.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 55 £. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in £ -- 608 912 1216 304 150
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Part of Oxford Brookes University, Crescent Hall offers bright modern accommodation with excellent facilities. Two minutes' walk from Kings St. Josephs campus, and 20 minutes by bus from the St. Michaels campus. Each apartment has 6 single rooms, 2 toilets and 2 bathrooms. Half-board with meals provided at the college cafeteria. Warden on-site. Minimum age 16, except for Kings Summer Intensive Academic and Vacation Extra students (14+). No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
2 minutes walking
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 15
Dates
Fully booked on: 01.Jan.2017 - 24.Jun.2017, 14.Aug.2017 - 31.Dec.2017
High season dates 11.Jun.2017 - 06.Aug.2017
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 380 570 760 190
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Internet access available subject to the fair usage policy. N.B. Internet access is not guaranteed during High Season.
Christmas supplement £44 GBP per week. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes walking
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 14
Dates
High season dates 11.Jun.2017 - 06.Aug.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 23 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 294 441 588 147
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
During low season, twin rooms are only available for two students travelling together.
Internet access available subject to the fair usage policy. Please note that Internet access is not guaranteed during High Season.
Christmas supplement £44 GBP per week. This accommodation option includes airport pickup. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes walking
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 14
Dates
High season dates 11.Jun.2017 - 06.Aug.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 43 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in £ -- -- -- 1216 304 250
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
This new, contemporary residence is available to ALL students aged 16+ during summer (11 June–10 September) or year-round for students aged 17+ on the Intensive English course for 24+ weeks.
Located in the heart of Oxford's vibrant student quarter, close to local amenities and 15–25 minutes' walk to the school. Shared, fully-equipped kitchen, common room with TV and games, and on-site security and resident warden.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 17
Dates
High season dates 11.Jun.2017 - 06.Aug.2017
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in £ -- -- -- 928 232 250
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
These student houses are located just off a main road close to the city centre of Oxford. This is a lively and bustling part of the city and conveniently located close to cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. The railway station is a short walk away. The ideal location makes for a pleasant walk to Kings St. Michaels campus.
The houses offer spacious single bedrooms and communal living/dining areas.
N.B. Student houses are non-smoking. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates
High season dates 11.Jun.2017 - 06.Aug.2017
High season
  • For homestay, the average distance from accommodation to school is 20-30 minutes either on foot or by public transport.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: on request
  • Optional airport transfer
    London Heathrow Airport: for 151 £ (one way); for 302 £ (return trip)
    Luton Airport: for 151 £ (one way); for 203 £ (return trip)
    London Gatwick Airport: for 195 £ (one way); for 390 £ (return trip)
    Stansted Airport: for 195 £ (one way); for 390 £ (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Ballet 1 km
Basketball 1 km
Cricket 0.5 km
Dancing 1 km
Diving 3 km
Field Hockey 1 km
Football (soccer) 0.5 km
Golf 3 km
Horse riding 6 km
Ice Hockey 2 km
Music  
Rugby 0.5 km
Sailing 12 km
Squash 1 km
Swimming 0.5 km
Table Tennis 1 km
Tennis 0.5 km
Volleyball 0.5 km
Windsurfing 12 km
Yoga 0.5 km

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.3/5.0 
Facilities
4.4/5.0 
Social activities
4.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.7/5.0 
Value for money
3.6/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.9/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.9/5.0 
Other
3.9/5.0 
Students liked about Kings, Oxford
What I most like was the atmosphere: everyone tried to do their best to help you so that you feel comfortable and happy during your stay.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0
Other
3.0/5.0
Crescent Hall Summer Residence
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Of course, mind bringing your umbrella with you!
The environment and the teachers' quality
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Premium Student Residence
5.0/5.0
The staff availability and the whole organization
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Teh welcoming and the teaching methodology
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Crescent Hall Summer Residence
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: For me it was useful to inform me via the school website about their own organization.
Other comments: Having had this experience with my 14 year old daughter I appreciated, as a parent, the seriousness and responsibility in taking care of the kids.
Organization, teachers
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Crescent Hall Summer Residence
4.0/5.0

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