Oxford Royale Academy

Oxford Royale Academy

About

Founded in 2004, Oxford Royale Academy is an award- winning provider of residential summer courses, headquartered in the ancient university city of Oxford. We are committed to providing academic excellence and superlative teaching standards to students from all over the world, enabling them to develop their academic abilities and go on to individual success. Over the years we have garnered an impressive range of awards and accreditations, assuring you of our exemplary standards of education, service, and safety. We were particularly pleased to be honoured by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise twice: once in 2012 and more recently in 2016. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious accolades for businesses and individuals in the United Kingdom.

Founded
2004
Headquarters

Yarnton Manor
Church Lane
Yarnton
OX5 1PQ
United Kingdom

Test Drive Your Future with ORA: Build your own sports car on our new summer course!

Oxford Royale Academy is delighted to announce the launch of an exciting, unique new course for summer 2019.

ORA’s brand new 6-week Mastering Automotive Engineering course offers a unique opportunity for a small group of keen engineers to spend their summer building a Caterham Seven 270 sports car, while based in the heart of the UK's Motorsport Valley®.

Reviews

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Mish'aal Ismail
9/10

I was really surprised that I got the opportunity to go to ORA.I did the New Perspectives (Math, Chemistry & Physics and Public speaking) course in July -August 2018. It was a great experience that opened my horizons. Thanks to the Oxford Royal Academy for the scholarship.

I had never been to the United Kingdom before, so the whole trip from start to end was a challenge and testing experience especially because it was the first time I was away from home independently attending to myself. I felt it boosted my confidence as opened my eyes in so many ways.

When the friendly staff greeted me, I immediately felt I was home. I started noticing that I was not the only one far far away from home at the campus. When I saw students from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds hanging around there, awestruck by the monumental buildings with huge smiles on their faces, some over joyed, I was assured that I would be fine. In the Chapel, I realized that over the two weeks I would be befriending most of them and eventually became very close to some of them with whom I still keep contact even to date. The rooms – well totally different from what I was used to live in, were quite nice, and having a roommate added to the great experience I had in Oxford.

As I was in grade 8, having just turned 13, felt that I was a bit young for the course because I found some of the material a bit challenging especially in math since the syllabus was for grade 9ers. The only reason I got through with A Grade in math could only be attributed to the support I had from my friends and teachers.

The activities were amazing especially the scavenger hunt, punting and the trip to London were memorable. I think the only thing that got me down were the flu and the cold weather. The coldest it gets in Maldives, where I live is 24°C but the warmest in Oxford was 22°C.

I returned home to find that I had taken a leap in my ability to comprehend what was taught in class and felt that I was a step ahead of my friends at studies. The whole trip was an unforgettable experience and I would gladly love to do it again. Overall this was the best experience of my life and I would definitely recommend it for other students.

Response from Oxford Royale Academy

Dear Mish'aal,

Thank you very much for your positive review!

We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic experience with ORA.

ORA

Yes, I recommend this program
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Yasmina
10/10

I love ORA. In fact, I've been attending ORA for the past three summers: Oxford, UK in 2016 and 2017, and London, UK in 2018. Every time was unique. The weeks spent with ORA were always the highlight of each summer, and were kind of a "pre-university" preparation.
Concerning my personal experience, the first time I attended ORA, at first, I was all nervous and frustrated about how I'm going to make friends and live far from my parents all on my own; but as soon as I arrived to the campus, where safety was a priority, the staff was very welcoming, helpful and friendly, and I connected with many different people. I learned a lot about different cultures and societies. The food wasn't terrible but we were allowed to get our own so it was fine by me. The campus was amazingly beautiful; the dorms in Oxford were mostly twin rooms, where you had to tidy it up and the staff would come and just clean it, whereas in London all the rooms in the dorm were single rooms, and the staff would come tidy it up as well as clean it. The courses were entertaining, new, different than what you take in school, and certainly very helpful. It helped me increased my knowledge and I use the information acquired in these courses very frequently in my every day life. The course went by too fast and everyone wanted it to last more (one more week for most of us).
If you want to spend the best summer, don't hesitate to attend ORA.

P.S: I'm attending ORA once again in London this summer for 4 weeks.

How can this program be improved?
The program went by too fast every time I attended ORA; I recommend it to be longer as in a 3-week course for example.
Response from Oxford Royale Academy

Dear Yasmina,

hank you very much for your positive review!

We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic experience with ORA.

ORA

Yes, I recommend this program
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Doreen
10/10

"It was so amazing" this is the only thing I would like to say about doing the introduction to medicine in Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. I made so many great friends from all around the world, and we created unforgettable memories together. Furthermore, teachers in ORA is super nice, and they have teaching strategies or tips that can help us to understand it easily and memorize it. Going to ORA to study is the best experience in my life so far. Doing the medicine course, we learned many high-level knowledges, wrote a research paper, presentation, and did an animal dissection. Besides academes, afternoon activities were super fun, we had many choices of activities, like decorating the cake, sport, homework club, and college application skills. Also on weekend, we had a chance to hang out with friends, to go to Oxford city shopping and spending time chatting with our friends. I really enjoy the time studying in ORA, summer 2018 was the best summer with the best people and the best environment ever.

Response from Oxford Royale Academy

Dear Doreen,

hank you very much for your positive review!

We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic experience with ORA.

ORA

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jonas
9/10

The summer school of Oxford Royale Academy in Yale was a great experience for me.
We lived in New Haven in the buildings of Yale university. The staff was very supportive and friendly.
Nearly every day, we made trips. For example:
We went to New York, where we visited the Empire State Building, Central Park and several other iconic places.
We also went to the capitol of Connecticut, Hartford.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Megha
10/10

I did the 2018 Broadening Horizons Course through Oxford Royale Academy from 1st-14th July, and it was one of the best trips of my life! It was amazing to meet people from all across the world- from different cultures and backgrounds- and to share the experience with the numerous friends I made. The lessons were very interesting and the classroom environment was fun and relaxed. Activities such as punting and watching Mamma Mia in London made this trip unforgettable. Furthermore, the amazing ORA counsellors made this trip ten times as exciting, especially the counsellors at Queen's College. They really took care of us and made us feel right at home. By the end of the two weeks, we were all dreading going back home and wished that the trip could go on forever! I would recommend this trip to anyone who is considering applying- you will definitely not regret it.

How can this program be improved?
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Response from Oxford Royale Academy

Dear Megha,

Thank you very much for your positive review!

We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic experience with ORA.

ORA

Yes, I recommend this program

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