St. Philip's House

Our accommodation at St. Philip’s is located in a traditional Old Priory, just outside the city of Oxford in the beautiful English countryside

St. Philip’s House is ideal for students looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city living. It’s located in the English countryside, away from the city centre and only 15 minutes’ bus ride from The International School.


  • Located in a lovely Old Priory, outside the city in beautiful countryside
  • 15 minutes by bus to the International School buildings at 111 Banbury Road (school bus provided)
  • 53 students
  • Most rooms are single and twin; all with shared bathroom facilities. One room of 4.
  • Separate girls and boys sides in the house
  • Communal facilities include common rooms, classrooms and large outside spaces
  • Study period Monday to Thursday evenings at 7pm
  • Students eat all meals at the school
  • Wi-fi access throughout the House
  • There is a school nurse in case anyone feels unwell
  • Set curfew appropriate for the student’s age Sunday to Thursday, an hour later on Friday & Saturday
  • Students cannot stay at any time outside the usual school term. Student guardians are required to make arrangements for these occasions


Meet our Head of House: Rebecca Wright

Hello, I am Rebecca Wright and I am delighted to have joined St Philip’s as Head of House, working as part of a wonderful team who have been most welcoming and kind to me.

I have moved here with my husband David who works close by and with my English Cocker Spaniel, Erik. I have two grown up children, Ben who teaches English in Japan, and Lottie who lives in Devon.

When I am not at school, I return home to Devon where I spend a lot of time walking the beach with Erik, listening to the waves and collecting pebbles which I string together as ornaments. We also love spending time in Madeira and walking the extensive network of Levadas.

I started my career as a class teacher in London and then moved to the Southwest of England, teaching Science initially and later specialising in Religious Education.

More recently, I have spent four years working as an Assistant Housemistress in Oxford and have come to really appreciate this area. Having worked in boarding schools for the last 19 years, it is the pastoral side of the job that I find most rewarding, spending time with young people, listening to them and helping them to achieve their best. St Philip’s is a super place to work in with lots of green space and a real sense of freedom. I am looking forward to getting to know the boarders and making St Philip’s even more homely and welcoming; and having lots of fun!

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