The Oxon LEA (Local Education Authority) sets the term dates for all community, community special and voluntary controlled schools. Governing bodies of foundation and voluntary aided schools are responsible for setting their own term dates.
Oxfordshire has consistently high levels of employment and the resident workforce is amongst the most highly qualified in the country.
Key industries include: international publishing, high-tech business and biotechnology, car manufacture, motorsport. The county is a popular tourist destination for its rural beauty, numerous market towns and Oxford City itself, which has earned a global reputation for its academic and architectural splendour.
Oxon School Holidays and Half Term Dates
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure that these school half term holiday dates are accurate, there are occasions when circumstances beyond our control may result in changes.
Please note that some schools have decided to adopt slightly different half term and holiday dates to those shown here and it is therefore advisable to contact the individual school to confirm their dates. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that these half term holiday dates are accurate, there are occasions when circumstances beyond our control may result in changes.
Oxford: What to see and where to go on a vacation.
Shoppers in Oxford head to the High Street for a great selection of outlets, including a traditional tobacconist and an organic remedy store. Cowley Road is a great place to pick up some designer bargains, and for a true thrift shopping experience, the Bicester Village Outlet just outside the city is a fantastic discount outlet location with everyone's favorite brands. Templar's Square is great for indoor retail shopping, and if you're taking a hire car, make use of the park and ride system to ensure you don't struggle to find somewhere safe to leave your vehicle.
Oxford has so much to see in this small area that you'll be spending a lot of time on your feet. Make sure you plan in advance because you don't want to miss any of these superb locations:
Blenheim Palace – birthplace of Winston Churchill and open to visitors
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens – great for a day out with kids
The Ashmolean – one of the county's most famous art galleries and museums
Carfax Tower – 13th century remains of the ancient church of St Martin. Carfax Tower is located at the north-west corner of Carfax. The Tower is all that remains of St. Martin's Church and is now owned by the Oxford City Council.
Tours of BMW Group Plant Oxford are available for schools. However, we regret that children under 14 are not permitted on site for safety reasons.
Oxford University – wander through the many buildings and colleges
Sheldonian Theatre – built by Sir Christopher Wren and home to dramatic works
White Horse Hill – the image of a horse so large it can only be seen from the air
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