Postcode OX26 1AY (Cherwell)

Map showing OX26 1AY and nearby postcodes

The postcode OX26 1AY is located in Cherwell, in the county of Oxfordshire. It was introduced in November 2014 and is an active postcode. OX26 1AY is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

OX26 1AY is one of the less deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 5.4 on the scale of the index of deprivation (where 10 are the least deprived and 0 are the most deprived areas). The 2011 UK census classified the residents of OX26 1AY as Rural residents > Farming communities > Established farming communities.

The closest road name to OX26 1AY is Hexham Road which is centered 21 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Whitelands Way South and is 59 m away. The closest railway station is Bicester Village Rail Station, 1.46 km away.

The closest primary school to OX26 1AY (for ages 11 and under) is St Edburg's Church of England (VA) School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on November 24, 2016. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is The Bicester School. The last OFSTED inspection on June 6, 2018 rated this school as Good

The nearest takeaway food is available from Dominos Pizza and is 452 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on June 14, 2021.

Residents reported an average download speed of 39.6 Mbps and an average upload speed of 12.6 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Gas consumption for the area is rated at 2.1 out of 10. Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.4 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for OX26 1AY is covered by the Thames Valley police force association and Oxfordshire is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to OX26 1AY and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to OX26 1AY, and the approximate distance away.

Hexham Road 21 m
Hereford Close 52 m
Haydock Road 208 m
Ripon Close 211 m
Huntingdon Road 214 m
Cartmel 259 m
Whitelands Way 562 m
Wendlebury Road 1.18 km
M40 7.02 km
B4027 8.31 km
B4030 10.25 km
A4095 15.07 km
B4100 23.01 km
A417 62.14 km
A46 62.94 km


Information about the postcode OX26 1AY

Introduction November 2014
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
User Type Small User - may contain upto 100 addresses but 15 is more typical

Local Schools

School OFSTED ratings, last inspection dates, student age ranges and approximate distance from OX26 1AY - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Whitelands Academy 0 m
St Edburg's Church of England (VA) School Good
(November 24, 2016)
399 m
Bruern Abbey School 980 m
Chesterton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(March 7, 2017)
1.25 km
The Bicester School Good
(June 6, 2018)
1.41 km
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Bicester Good
(October 19, 2017)
1.48 km
Brookside Primary School Good
(October 16, 2019)
1.67 km
King's Meadow Primary School Good
(June 4, 2019)
1.85 km
Longfields Primary and Nursery School Good
(February 22, 2017)
1.99 km
Langford Village Community Primary School Good
(September 12, 2017)
2.15 km
Bure Park Primary School Good
(November 28, 2017)
2.39 km
The Cooper School Good
(June 6, 2017)
2.7 km
Southwold Primary School Good
(January 24, 2019)
2.87 km
Glory Farm Primary School Good
(June 7, 2017)
2.97 km
Bardwell School 3.03 km
Gagle Brook Primary School 3.31 km
Launton Church of England Primary School Good
(June 19, 2018)
3.66 km
Five Acres Primary School Good
(December 1, 2016)
3.94 km
Charlton-on-Otmoor Church of England Primary School Good
(April 26, 2017)
5.68 km
Kirtlington Church of England Primary School Good
(January 10, 2019)
7.42 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from OX26 1AY - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Caterlink Ltd @ Whitelands Academy School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 11, 2021
0 m
Holiday Inn Express Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 5
Very Good
January 27, 2022
392 m
The School Lunch Company At St Edburgs School School/college/university 5
Very Good
March 26, 2019
399 m
Whitelands Farm Sports Ground Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 16, 2022
411 m
Brewers Fayre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
November 26, 2019
412 m
Busy Bees @ Bicester Kingsmere Other catering premises 5
Very Good
November 14, 2019
452 m
Dominos Pizza Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
June 14, 2021
452 m
Kingsmere Community Centre CIC Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 21, 2019
452 m
The Finest Catch Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
November 12, 2019
452 m
The Midcounties Co-operative Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 18, 2020
452 m
Boots Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 28, 2022
578 m
Costa Coffee At Next Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
January 25, 2022
578 m
Grand Village Imperial Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
January 27, 2022
578 m
M&S Food Retailers - other Awaiting Inspection
578 m
Next Retailers - other Awaiting Inspection
578 m
Next Retailers - other Awaiting Inspection
578 m
Bicester Avenue Garden Centre (Restaurants) Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
August 2, 2019
673 m
Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd Retailers - other Exempt
673 m
Lakeland Retailers - other Exempt
March 14, 2018
673 m
Bicester Greggs Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 27, 2017
743 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to OX26 1AY - Data from Apr 2022

Whitelands Way South Bus Stop/Station 59 m
Whitelands Way South Bus Stop/Station 92 m
Vendee Drive Bus Stop/Station 257 m
Vendee Drive Bus Stop/Station 282 m
Bicester Park and Ride Bus Stop/Station 376 m
Bicester Village Rail Station Rail 1.46 km
Bicester Village Rail Station Rail 1.55 km
Bicester North Rail Station Rail 2.07 km
London Oxford Airport Air 11.56 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to OX26 1AY - Data from Dec 2021

Foxey Leys Copse Woodland Or Forest 242 m
Bowler's Copse Woodland Or Forest 1.41 km
Bignell Belt Woodland Or Forest 1.57 km
Bignell Spinney Woodland Or Forest 1.58 km
Chesterton Belt Woodland Or Forest 1.69 km
Robin Hood Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.69 km
Round Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.8 km
Graven Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.92 km
Gravenhill Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.97 km
Big Covert Woodland Or Forest 2.09 km
Fieldbarn Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.19 km
Spring Well Pond Inland Water 2.79 km
Middleleys Spinney Woodland Or Forest 3.38 km
Grunthill Copse Woodland Or Forest 3.72 km
Wormough Copse Woodland Or Forest 3.83 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for OX26 1AY - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 40.2 Mbps 39.6 Mbps 57.98 Mbps
Upload 16.8 Mbps 12.6 Mbps 18.24 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% 6 1
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% - -
30-300 Mbps 100% 48 15.5
300+ Mbps 0% - -

Gas Consumption

5 meters consuming 67,971 kWh - mean 13,594 kWh : median 10,438 kWh

Electricity Consumption

5 meters consuming 16,201 kWh - mean 3,240 kWh : median 3,811 kWh

Energy usage data for OX26 1AY - Data from 2020


Country England
County Oxfordshire
Latitude 51.88939700
Longitude -1.17010100
OS Easting 457210
OS Northing 0221529
OS Positional Quality Within the building of the matched address closest to the postcode mean

Index of Deprivation

Most Deprived
Least Deprived

Police Force Association

Thames Valley


Westminster Parliamentary
County Electorial Division Ploughley ED
Electoral Ward Fringford and Heyfords
Local Authority District Cherwell
Region / Government Office Region South East
European Electoral Region South East
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: Oxfordshire
Local Learning and Skills Council Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E07000177
Travel To Work Area Oxford


NHS England Region South East
Primary Care Trust
Cancer Alliance Thames Valley
Strategic Health Authority
South Central
Sustainability and Transformation
Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS Oxfordshire CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Rural residents
Group: Farming communities
Subgroup: Established farming communities
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Rural village
Built-Up Area Chesterton BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division (pseudo) England (not covered)
Workplace Zone E33043686
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Cherwell 016
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Cherwell 016A
Output Area / Small Area 1A2