School Visits: FAQs

When can we visit?

Schools can visit throughout the year from Monday to Friday. It is sometimes possible to visit on Saturdays however there may be a restriction on  which activities can be offered.  It is best to visit during the University terms  for an authentic experience. It is always easiest for schools to suggest a few dates which work for them. We will always try to accommodate you.

How many students can we bring?

A group of around 10-20 students works well.

Where is Balliol?

You can find visitor information here.

Where can we park?

There is no parking at Balliol. You are advised to use the Park and Ride services. Please allow extra time for travelling into the town centre.  

When do you need final numbers and dietary requirements by?

Two weeks before your visit.

Do we have to stay for lunch?

No. Lunch is optional. A  once ocurse lunch is £2.55 and a two course hot lunch is available for £4.05. It is sometimes possible for the college to pay for students’ meals.

Can we bring a packed lunch?

Of course, there are some restrictions on where it can be eaten so please inform us if you want to do this. 

What other advice and support do you offer?

We are always happy to advise individual students, teachers and parents. Please contact

In addition, take a look at our Open Days and Access and Events Programmes pages for more information about our access and outreach offerings.