Delivering Skills
Changing Lives

Providing you with the education and skills you need to achieve qualifications, progress into employment and enhance your wellbeing.

embs Programmes

Sixth Form

Adult Learning

Youth Club

Careers Service

ABOUT embs

Welcome to EMBS Community College.

At EMBS we value our welcoming and friendly environment, our caring and committed staff and our diverse and supportive student body. We work hard to develop your confidence, skill set and wellbeing.

For our young people, we have our sixth form, youth club activities and mentoring programmes. For our adults, we run English, Maths, IT & CPD courses as well as Job Coaching and Careers Advice.

We are located in Oxford and Banbury and look forward to meeting you.

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Latest News

Meet our Staff – Nyambz

The first time you walk into EMBS, the first person you’re likely to see is a radiant, warm-hearted African woman,…

17th January 2020
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Success Story – Hanan from Syria

“EMBS has opened so many doors for me.” Fleeing war-torn countries, some of our students must re-build their lives from…

11th January 2020
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End-of-term winter celebrations at EMBS!

Our first classes of the year came to an end last week. After 12 weeks of hard work at college,…

23rd December 2019
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«...I not only consider EMBS a college - I also see it as my family.... »

«I arrived in this country four months ago, without any confidence in my English and really scared to be an independent person at sixteen. I didn't know what my next steps were since the education in my country is really different. One day, my aunt bought me to EMBS. At the beginning I was really insecure as I didn't even know how to use the bus and get there, it made me feel like a child surrounded by grown up people that didn’t understand me at all. Ever since I started to study here, everything negative that I used to feel has changed completely. I’ve got to meet amazing people like Jo and Jane, who took care of me and were concerned about my future. I’ve also got to make amazing friends like Aisha and Abner that always make me laugh and feel positive about life. Of course, this is not the only thing that the EMBS has given me: they also are deeply involved in my education and they help me in any way possible to achieve my purpose, which is go to university and study human rights. If I am being honest, I not only consider EMBS a college - I also see it as my family. »


«...I really enjoyed my time at EMBS, meeting so many different people and making lots of fun and happy memories.... »

«Before I came to EMBS I was very shy and often felt very awkward to start conversations with people around me, I never spoke unless I was spoken to but after a few months of being here I gained confidence and was able to communicate with other people comfortably, made good friends and feel like I knew myself. I really enjoyed my time at EMBS, meeting so many different people and making lots of fun and happy memories.»


«...The staff are really nice and friendly.... »

«Before I came to EMBS I was very shy and not confident, I used to be very afraid to speak English outside of college. But after several months, EMBS helped me to gain more confidence and especially improve my spoken and written English. The staff are really nice and friendly.»