A very warm welcome to EMBS Community College! We are proud to support people from different backgrounds. We are passionate about making learning work for everyone and ensuring you leave EMBS with the skills, qualifications and confidence you need to progress. We welcome you to be part of a small community, to make new friends and work with our great staff who will assist you on your learning and personal journey.

We provide a number of different programmes across Oxford and Banbury: for our young people we have our Sixth form, Youth Club activities and Mentoring programmes; for adults we run English, Maths, IT and CPD courses as well as offering Job Coaching, Careers Advice and Employability Mentoring.

At EMBS we support you to get you the qualifications you need. We work hard to develop your confidence and skills set, preparing you for your next steps in life. We create a welcoming and friendly environment, and take pride in our caring and committed staff and our diverse but connected student body.

This and much more is what EMBS is all about. Why not join our vibrant and supportive college in Oxfordshire and be our next success story? We look forward to meeting you!

Best wishes

Zahid Bhatti

Principal & Chief Executive



«...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.»