The Oxford Trust aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and innovators through its Science Oxford Schools programme.

Science Oxford creates and delivers innovative education programmes that enrich the primary and secondary curricula in schools.

Every year, across the region, Science Oxford (SO) deliver schools outreach to between 15-20,000 pupils in over 200 schools. Over 100 primary schools participate in SO’s BIG Science Event annually and 40 secondary schools participate in theYoung Scientists of the Year awards.

Science Oxford works in partnership with like-minded organisations who share our mission and objectives.

For example Oxford City Council, Oxford County Council, OxLEP, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University, Playforce, GE, Diamond, RAL, Raintree Publishing, Bucks Learning Trust.

Science Oxford provides a comprehensive package of support for teachers of STEM subjects to enable them to inspire their pupils. It provides CPD training for around 300 every year.

Science Oxford provides information, guidance and experience for 13-19 year-olds through its STEM World of Work programme, to support them in making informed decisions about careers in STEM.

For example STEM Horizons website, Science Experience Week, STEM Placements and STEM Apprenticeships

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Oxford Trust Awards

The Trust’s Enterprise Awards, which have been running on and off for twelve years now, recognise and reward achievement and potential in entrepreneurship.

Oxford Trust Awards

Stansfeld Park

The Trust has just received planning permission for the development of the UK's first indoor-outdoor science education centre for primary-aged children and an adjoining innovation centre, which will provide much needed space for science and tech start-ups.

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Programmes and initiatives

Our programmes and initiatives encourage the pursuit of science and enterprise by linking businesses with the community and by showcasing the amazing scientific work that’s done across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and beyond.

Programmes and initiatives


The Oxford Trust owns the building on New Road, known originally as Macclesfield House and now generally as OCFI. It is managed for us by Oxford Innovation under operational guidance consistent with our charitable mission objectives.

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