About St Mary’s Ascot
Named the 2015 Public School of the Year in the prestigious annual School Awards by Tatler Magazine, this 55-acre site is the perfect location for a stay in the delightful English countryside. The superb facilities include an indoor swimming pool, fully-equipped theatre, extensive canteen and numerous sports fields.
St Mary’s Ascot boasts a mixture of period buildings with modern annexes and renovations, creating the perfect blend of atmosphere and facilities. Students are encouraged not only by the excellent opportunities available to them, but also by the educational history of such a prestigious location.
Students can make full use of the facilities in supervised sessions, and find themselves truly immersed in the multi-cultural student body on campus, free from the external distractions of a city location, with the added benefit of the safety of such a location.
Students are accommodated in the school’s own rooms and dormitories.
Safety and security on campus
On the school site students are overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Programme Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge.
The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise any questions or concerns.
The campus has members of residential staff who live in the school throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.
Oxford Royale Academy will be able to offer a comprehensive airport transfer service for students who will be staying at St. Mary’s Ascot. The service will be finalised shortly, and will include supervised meeting points at Heathrow airport, with regular accompanied transfers from the airport to Ascot. For students flying in to airports other than Heathrow, we will be able to offer a private taxi service, run by a trusted provider and offering a safe and secure mode of transport for students who will be travelling alone.