Access Visits into Schools

We send information about our inbound and outbound visits to all state schools in our link regions. If your school has not been receiving our emails and you would like to take advantage of this resource please get in touch at and we will add your details to our mailing list. We welcome and would be delighted to hear from you!

Outbound visits to Oxfordshire and the North East:

We work with both pupils and teachers in their schools in Oxfordshire & the North East of England throughout the year. We visit schools in Oxfordshire on Mondays and Thursdays during school term time. We also travel to work with our pupils and teachers in the North East for five separate weeks commencing the 11th November, 14th January, 11th March8th July & 23rd September each year.

During these visits, teachers are invited to book a range of talks to groups of pupils about any of the following:

YEAR GPS                CONTENT OF SESSION                    SUITABLE FOR
7 & 8 Exploring University, the Purpose, Myth-Busting the Cost and What it Might be Like to Study There  All pupils
9 Exploring University, the Purpose, Myth-Busting the Cost and a Brief Introduction to the University of Oxford All pupils
10 An Introduction to Oxford, the People, the Courses & the Super Curriculum All pupils and those beginning to show potential to apply to a top university
11 Exploring A Level Options, University Courses and the Russell Group All pupils
12  Oxford & The Application Process Those expressing an interest and/or having potential to apply to Oxford and/or Cambridge
12 Personal Statement Workshop All pupils
13 Interviews and Admissions Test Guidance workshop Those who have submitted an application to Oxbridge

Teacher Support Sessions In Your School

The Head of Access, Hannah Rolley, also runs Teacher Support Sessions at any of the above times in schools, throughout the year. In these sessions, we aim to provide up to date information and guidance relating to the Oxford application process and the purpose of each stage, for example the admissions tests and interviews. We offer guidance to teachers and other professionals about how they can best support their pupils in all higher education applications, as well as those who may have the potential to apply to Oxford. We particularly welcome invitations from schools and teachers who have little experience of the University of Oxford or low pupil progression to the Russell Group or higher education in general. These sessions can be planned around the demands of the school day and as such could take place after the teaching day, during staff meetings or training days. An example of what a teacher session might look like:

  • The Oxford application process.
  • The UCAS teacher reference – the essentials.
  • How to offer students guidance and feedback on the personal statement.
  • Relevant super-curricular activity, the EPQ & work experience.
  • The admissions tests and interview.
  • General Q&A for all teachers

Please contact Hannah directly to arrange for a teacher visit to your school.

If you would like to arrange one or a series of the above pupil sessions in your school, please email us on or call us on 01865 279864 (Emma). You are also most welcome to email us if you would like to arrange a visit outside of the published times.

If you would like to find out about opportunities to plan a school visit into Trinity College please find details here.