The Oxford skyline on a cloudy day
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Thames Valley

The Thames Valley area covers the 8 local authorities of Bracknell Forest Council, Buckinghamshire County Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Reading Borough Council, Slough Borough Council, The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, West Berkshire Council and Wokingham Borough Council. As part of the wider South East region, Milton Keynes is also grouped with Thames Valley rather than South Coast local authorities for the purposes of Oxford outreach. 

The University of Oxford receives many high-quality applications from students across the Thames Valley and as a whole the region is well represented amongst Oxford undergraduates.  

Information and guidance on supporting Oxford admissions is available for all state schools across the region.  

We also provide targeted support to and prioritise outreach engagement with schools on the basis of lower rates of progression to higher education and the University of Oxford. We also prioritise engagement with students from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds. 

For information on what outreach support is available in different local authorities, please contact the colleges below.