Leading Education

An innovative Oxford-based summer school focused on academic diversity and university applications support.


Pioneering a unique interdisciplinary approach that allows students to explore multiple subjects over two weeks, combined with tailored university admissions support, Leading Education is a premium Oxford-based summer school provider for ambitious students aged 14-18. 

Perfect for those who are keen to keep their academic options open and gain an invaluable ‘taster’ of several different subjects before making the all-important decision of what to study at university, students choose one academic stream and explore four subjects within it: humanities (law, politics, economics and history), STEM (engineering, maths, physics and computer science), or biomedical sciences (chemistry, psychology, biology and medicine). There’s also an opportunity to join its EPQ Bootcamp, which allows students to gain an Oxbridge-prized qualification worth half an A-level (28 ucas points) in just four weeks. All programmes include extensive tailored advice on university applications to the ‘golden triangle’ of prestigious universities in the UK, including personal statement support, admissions test practice, provision of advance reading lists and interview preparation. 

Leading Education’s summer courses are residential at Wadham College, a traditional University of Oxford college founded in 1610 and situated in an enviable Central Oxford location. When you’re not enjoying an action-packed programme of extracurricular activities, sports and day trips, you’ll be able to explore beautiful Oxford’s ancient architecture, winding cobbled lanes and world-class museums and galleries!

  • Interdisciplinary approach, allowing exploration of multiple subjects
  • Opportunity to gain an EPQ qualification (half an A Level)
  • Receive extensive university application support for ‘golden triangle’ entry
  • 3 full-day trips to tourist attractions, universities and subject-specific sites
What's Included?
  • 20 hours of tuition per week
  • A choice of 3 subject areas; tuition in 4 subjects
  • Option to attain EPQ qualification
  • Oxford city centre location, a short walk from tourist attractions
  • Recently refurbished accommodation in authentic Oxford college
  • Beautiful, enclosed gardens
  • Full board: three meals per day
  • Formal three-course meal in atmospheric dining hall
  • Two full-day trips to Cambridge and London (including university tours)
  • One full-day subject-specific field trip
  • Full social programme of extracurricular activities and sports
  • Free airport transfers to/from Heathrow and Gatwick
  • 24/7 supervision: mentors on site and available at all times
  • Free WiFi
Optional Extras
  • Private airport transfers available (extra charge) if arriving outside of specified time slots
  • Recently refurbished (in 2020)
  • Single (private) bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • Full board: three meals per day included
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Choose this provider if....

Choose Leading Education if you’re not yet ready to commit to a single academic subject and want to explore several and keep your options open! If you’re busy planning for your future at a top UK university and would like to receive extensive, tailored university application support or are interested in gaining an Oxbridge-approved EPQ qualification worth half an A Level, leading Education is the one for you!

Company Description

Oxford-based Leading Education was founded in 2017 and is focused on providing young people aged 13-18 with bespoke university applications support, and allowing its students the freedom to explore several different academic subjects on one robust programme. It’s famous for delivering exciting and immersive cultural adventures that challenge and inspire!

  • Established summer school
  • Course graduation and certificate
  • Verified profile on the OSCG site
  • Meet students from all over the world
  • Study with top academics & tutors
  • Flexible booking options + extras

Key Details

  • Year founded: 2017
  • No. Students:
  • Accommodation: University College
  • Age Range: 14-18
  • Hours of Tuition / wk: 20 / week
  • Typical Duration: 2 weeks

Dates & Fees

  • Fees from: 2500
  • Dates: July & August 2023
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Age Range: 14-18
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