We host a variety of school and college visits at Catz throughout the academic year.

A typical visit usually runs from 10:30am to 1pm and involves the following:

  • Introduction to university, the University of Oxford and Oxford admission session
  • Q&A with current students (during term time, if available)
  • Tour of St Catherine’s College
  • Complete feedback forms

This timetable is based on sessions and times requested by most schools in the previous year.
If you would like something else added to this trip such as a personal statement workshop, academic taster session, or second college tour, it may be possible to add this before the proposed 10:30 start or in the afternoon.

Due to increased demand for school visits at St Catherine’s College we are slightly changing our format for the 2023/2024 academic year. Multiple groups will now be able to book onto each date and the timetable above is offered as standard. Groups have found this particularly useful as it can allow multiple schools in a similar area to group together and split the cost of a coach to Oxford if needed.
Please note that we do not have capacity for coaches to park on site; they can drop off/pick up passengers at the college only.

Much of St Catherine’s College is currently closed for essential maintenance, after the presence of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) was confirmed in September, following the government’s closure of affected schools. The college has restricted access to areas including lecture theatres, the library, Hall, and Junior Common Room, and temporary facilities are being used instead as a precautionary measure owing to safety concerns around the presence of RAAC. A full statement on the current situation can be found here. This means that there may be a few differences to visits this year. Until further notice we are unable to provide onsite parking (including for minibuses), we cannot provide a complimentary cooked lunch, and college tours will be limited to external areas of the college. Nevertheless we will do our best to ensure that you and your students have a memorable trip to Catz and hope that the opportunity to visit and attend the sessions provided will still be valuable to your students.

If you would like to book a visit to us here at Catz for your school, college or youth group then please complete our visit request form.

You can also contact our Outreach team on outreach@stcatz.ox.ac.uk or by calling 01865 281189 to discuss your requirements.

If you’re undecided as to whether or not you’d like to bring your school group to visit us here at Catz, then you can read some feedback from some students who have visited us recently to help you to make up your mind: