Postcode OX26 2BH (Cherwell)

Map showing OX26 2BH and nearby postcodes

The postcode OX26 2BH is located in Cherwell, in the county of Oxfordshire. It was introduced in October 2000 and is an active postcode. OX26 2BH is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

OX26 2BH is one of the most deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 2.4 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 2BH as Urbanites > Ageing urban living > Self-sufficient retirement.

The closest road name to OX26 2BH is Ashdene Road which is centered 24 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Kennedy Road and is 123 m away. The closest railway station is Bicester North Rail Station, 1.25 km away.

The closest primary school to OX26 2BH (for ages 11 and under) is St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Bicester. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on October 19, 2017. 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 Two Sister Chip Shop and is 574 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Satisfactory on November 20, 2019.

Residents reported an average download speed of 102 Mbps and an average upload speed of 10.9 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 100% of residents have broadband access of ultrafast 300+ Mbps. 100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Gas consumption for the area is rated at 3.1 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 2BH 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 2BH and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to OX26 2BH, and the approximate distance away.

Ashdene Road 24 m
Aldergate Road 90 m
St Edburg's Close 124 m
Kennedy Road 129 m
St Mary's Close 176 m
St Edith's Way 217 m
Villiers Road 228 m
Goodwood Close 247 m
Chalvey Close 253 m
Middleton Stoney Road 255 m
Tubb Close 267 m
Langford Gardens 279 m
Windle Gardens 284 m
Chalvey Road 300 m
Ruck Keene Close 301 m


Information about the postcode OX26 2BH

Introduction October 2000
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 2BH - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
The Bicester School Good
(June 6, 2018)
530 m
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Bicester Good
(October 19, 2017)
611 m
Brookside Primary School Good
(October 16, 2019)
711 m
St Edburg's Church of England (VA) School Good
(November 24, 2016)
745 m
King's Meadow Primary School Good
(June 4, 2019)
845 m
Whitelands Academy 1.08 km
Bure Park Primary School Good
(November 28, 2017)
1.33 km
Longfields Primary and Nursery School Good
(February 22, 2017)
1.38 km
Chesterton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(March 7, 2017)
1.76 km
Bruern Abbey School 1.8 km
The Cooper School Good
(June 6, 2017)
1.81 km
Southwold Primary School Good
(January 24, 2019)
1.85 km
Glory Farm Primary School Good
(June 7, 2017)
2.08 km
Langford Village Community Primary School Good
(September 12, 2017)
2.11 km
Bardwell School 2.12 km
Gagle Brook Primary School 2.23 km
Launton Church of England Primary School Good
(June 19, 2018)
3.24 km
Five Acres Primary School Good
(December 1, 2016)
4.35 km
Charlton-on-Otmoor Church of England Primary School Good
(April 26, 2017)
6.76 km
Fringford Church of England Primary School Good
(June 27, 2017)
6.81 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from OX26 2BH - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Kings End Association Social Club Other catering premises 4
April 7, 2016
0 m
Morrisons Daily Retailers - other 5
Very Good
June 14, 2018
164 m
Tesco Express Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
July 10, 2017
574 m
The Shakespeare Other catering premises 5
Very Good
November 8, 2017
574 m
Two Sister Chip Shop Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
November 20, 2019
574 m
Bicester Rugby Club (Catering) Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
November 20, 2018
584 m
Lionsgate Guest House Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house Awaiting Inspection
584 m
Impact Montessori Nursery Other catering premises 5
Very Good
June 11, 2019
595 m
Fresh Start Catering @ St Marys Catholic Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
December 18, 2018
611 m
High Flyers Oxford Limited School/college/university 5
Very Good
February 9, 2022
611 m
Busy Bees @ Bicester Kingsmere Other catering premises 5
Very Good
November 14, 2019
635 m
Dominos Pizza Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
June 14, 2021
635 m
Kingsmere Community Centre CIC Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 21, 2019
635 m
The Finest Catch Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
November 12, 2019
635 m
The Midcounties Co-operative Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 18, 2020
635 m
Oxford Health Foundation Trust Other catering premises 5
Very Good
February 15, 2017
671 m
Bicester Greggs Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 27, 2017
676 m
Bicester Service Station Retailers - other 5
Very Good
September 27, 2017
676 m
Burger King Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
February 17, 2020
676 m
Starbucks Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
January 25, 2022
676 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to OX26 2BH - Data from Apr 2022

Kennedy Road Bus Stop/Station 123 m
Post Office Bus Stop/Station 127 m
Kennedy Road Bus Stop/Station 131 m
Post Office Bus Stop/Station 140 m
Villiers Road Bus Stop/Station 161 m
Bicester North Rail Station Rail 1.25 km
Bicester North Rail Station Rail 1.34 km
Bicester Village Rail Station Rail 1.37 km
London Oxford Airport Air 12.36 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to OX26 2BH - Data from Dec 2021

Foxey Leys Copse Woodland Or Forest 850 m
Bignell Belt Woodland Or Forest 1.2 km
Robin Hood Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.49 km
Bignell Spinney Woodland Or Forest 1.6 km
Round Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.75 km
Big Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.83 km
Chesterton Belt Woodland Or Forest 2.05 km
Fieldbarn Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.24 km
Bowler's Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.46 km
Graven Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.54 km
Gravenhill Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.64 km
Grunthill Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.92 km
Trigger Pond Inland Water 3.19 km
Spring Well Pond Inland Water 3.31 km
Trowpool Spinney Woodland Or Forest 3.59 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for OX26 2BH - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 34.6 Mbps 102 Mbps 593 Mbps
Upload 7.3 Mbps 10.9 Mbps 39 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% - -
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% 19.4 2.4
30-300 Mbps 0% 87.7 11.5
300+ Mbps 100% 462 37.5

Gas Consumption

23 meters consuming 470,991 kWh - mean 20,478 kWh : median 17,087 kWh

Electricity Consumption

21 meters consuming 83,002 kWh - mean 3,952 kWh : median 3,305 kWh

Energy usage data for OX26 2BH - Data from 2020


Country England
County Oxfordshire
Latitude 51.89890500
Longitude -1.16679100
OS Easting 457427
OS Northing 0222590
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 Bicester West ED
Electoral Ward Bicester West
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: Urbanites
Group: Ageing urban living
Subgroup: Self-sufficient retirement
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban city and town
Built-Up Area Bicester BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Bicester BUASD
Workplace Zone E33043674
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Cherwell 014
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Cherwell 014A
Output Area / Small Area 5B3