Academic Year 2023-24




Michaelmas (13 weeks)

Thursday 7th September 2023 – Wednesday 13th December 2023

Residential students arrive Wednesday 6th September (10:00 -18:00)

Half-term: Friday 20th October 2023 (18:00) – Sunday 29th October 2023 (18:00)


Hilary (11 weeks)

Monday 8th January 2024 – Thursday 28th March 2024

Residential students arrive Sunday 7th January (10:00 -18:00)

Half-term: Friday 9th February 2024 (18:00) to Sunday 18th February 2024 (18:00)


Trinity (10 weeks)

Monday 15th April 2024 – Friday 28th June 2024

Residential students arrive Sunday 14th April (10:00 -18:00)

“Reading Week/Half-Term”: Friday 24th May 2024 – Sunday 2nd June 2024

(NB! Exam dates may coincide with
the reading week dates, hence students are discouraged to book any international travel for this period)


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TERM DATES – Academic Year 2024-25

Oxford’s year is divided into three terms: Michaelmas (Autumn), Hilary (Spring) and Trinity (Summer), these run September to December, January to March and April to June, respectively.

Each year, the College updates their term dates which may shift slightly in the calendar year.

International students are advised to consult with the current year’s term dates and if in doubt speak with the College Administration should they require guidance on when the travel can be booked at the end of each term or academic year.

The College remains open during half-term breaks, as well as term breaks over Easter and Summer period, running short-term revision and pre-sessional courses for both external and full-time Cherwell students.

Tuition during school holidays

Here is a calendar of some of our popular short-term courses, which run over the schools’ conventional holiday period e.g. half-term breaks and term breaks such as Easter and Summer.


Our Ethos

Cherwell is one of the few remaining pre-university colleges in Oxford which continue to preserve the very best the British education system has to offer – the tutorial.

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Student stories

Everyone’s educational path is different. We meet with every student and discuss their aims, ambitions, struggles, and strengths in order to map out a route through education that is best.

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Life as a Cherwellian

Life of Cherwellians is always busy and full of quintessential Oxford experience. By attending Cherwell College, you will be part of a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

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Interested in attending?

If you are interested in applying to Cherwell College Oxford, you may do so by submitting an enquiry form through our website, specifying your full name, date of birth, contact email address, contact telephone number as well as provisional programme choice (e.g. A-Level, GCSE, etc.).

Our Admissions Secretary will contact you shortly after to advise further on the application process and entry requirements for your chosen programme of study.