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The local area guide to living in Woodstock

Woodstock, in Oxfordshire, is your typical old English town, boasting historic features, traditional architecture, and plenty of charm. It was even described as a royal forest in the 1086 Domesday Book. Woodstock grew up as a coach stop around the Royal Hunting Lodge, and later became home to Blenheim Palace, which remains a popular tourist attraction.

The small town has a great local business community with a wide range of independent shops. Residents will also find all the essential amenities in the town centre, including a post office, bank, supermarket and a range of cafes, restaurants and shops. Woodstock’s not too far from Oxford either, which sits just eight miles away. The town also has two main suburbs. Hensington sits to the south and east of the town centre, while Old Woodstock can be found in the north of the town.

Information about the local residents

Despite its history and longevity, the population of Woodstock has remained relatively small and was recorded at 3,100 at the time of the 2011 census. Also detailed in the census data were the 1,418 households, of which a quarter lived in detached properties and almost a third in terraced homes. Nearly 40% of all homes in the area were three bed houses.

The census also showed a range of different religions and varying age groups in the town. When asked about their religion, 54% of respondents said they were Christian. Other religions listed by residents included Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh. With regards to the age groups in Woodstock, almost a third of the population were under 16 at the time of the census, and almost a quarter over 65.

Nearby schools

If good schools are high on your wish list you needn’t look far. The town has its own primary school and secondary school – making travel to school easy for parents and children. The primary school, Woodstock Church of England Primary School, was assessed as ‘outstanding’ in its 2013 inspection. In their report, assessors said that by the end of year six, pupils were achieving standards that were significantly above those achieved nationally.

The Marlborough School, which provides secondary school education in Woodstock, also did well in its Ofsted inspection. The school, which provides education up to the age of 18, was assessed as ‘good’ in 2014, with credit given to the supportive teaching and pastoral care at sixth form level.

Getting around

Whether you’re driving, getting a bus, or catching the train, it’s easy to get around Woodstock. There are plenty of bus and coach services that run on a regular basis – the majority run by Stagecoach Oxford. Direct bus transportation is also available to Oxford and Whitney. While there’s no train station in the village itself, there is one located nearby in Tackley - which is just four miles away.

With regards to the local area, Woodstock boasts a great central location. The town is eight miles north of Oxford and 60 miles north west of London. With great access to the motorways, commuting and travelling to the London airports is easy.

Local shops

If you’re looking for a bustling high street, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with Woodstock’s offerings. The quaint town offers plenty of amenities, including art and antique shops and galleries, independent clothing stores and furniture shops, as well as leisure and gift shops. For your weekly grocery needs you can go to the Co-op supermarket, or one of the independent offerings on the high street, which include Hampers Delicatessen and the Natural Bread Company.

If it’s a good shop, coffee and catch up you’re after, why not head to Oxford? Easily reached by car or bus, the city boasts all the best stores alongside its history and culture. What’s more, it can be reached in just 20 minutes by car.

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