Postcode OX26 2LU (Cherwell)

Map showing OX26 2LU and nearby postcodes

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

OX26 2LU is one of the less deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 7.1 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 2LU as Suburbanites > Suburban achievers > Detached retirement living.

The closest road name to OX26 2LU is Brook Road which is centered 60 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Swift Close and is 55 m away. The closest railway station is Bicester North Rail Station, 1.48 km away.

The closest primary school to OX26 2LU (for ages 11 and under) is King's Meadow Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on June 4, 2019. 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 580 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Satisfactory on November 20, 2019.

100% of residents have broadband access of ultrafast 300+ Mbps. 100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Policing for OX26 2LU 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 2LU and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

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

Brook Road 60 m
Byron Gardens 86 m
Masefield Close 128 m
Swift Close 130 m
Byron Way 137 m
Burns Crescent 140 m
Tay Gardens 160 m
Milton Close 168 m
Walpole Close 171 m
Shelley Close 175 m
Buchan Road 176 m
Meredith Close 180 m
Tweed Crescent 181 m
Stevenson Close 192 m
Spencer Close 217 m


Information about the postcode OX26 2LU

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 2LU - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
King's Meadow Primary School Good
(June 4, 2019)
0 m
Bure Park Primary School Good
(November 28, 2017)
962 m
Brookside Primary School Good
(October 16, 2019)
978 m
The Bicester School Good
(June 6, 2018)
1.04 km
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Bicester Good
(October 19, 2017)
1.08 km
Southwold Primary School Good
(January 24, 2019)
1.55 km
Gagle Brook Primary School 1.55 km
St Edburg's Church of England (VA) School Good
(November 24, 2016)
1.57 km
Longfields Primary and Nursery School Good
(February 22, 2017)
1.8 km
The Cooper School Good
(June 6, 2017)
1.81 km
Whitelands Academy 1.85 km
Bardwell School 2.04 km
Glory Farm Primary School Good
(June 7, 2017)
2.04 km
Chesterton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(March 7, 2017)
2.11 km
Bruern Abbey School 2.34 km
Langford Village Community Primary School Good
(September 12, 2017)
2.77 km
Launton Church of England Primary School Good
(June 19, 2018)
3.6 km
Five Acres Primary School Good
(December 1, 2016)
5.12 km
Fringford Church of England Primary School Good
(June 27, 2017)
6.26 km
Heyford Park School 7.24 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Kings Meadow Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
March 14, 2022
0 m
Highfield Social Club Other catering premises 5
Very Good
July 19, 2017
409 m
Tesco Express Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
July 10, 2017
580 m
The Shakespeare Other catering premises 5
Very Good
November 8, 2017
580 m
Two Sister Chip Shop Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
November 20, 2019
580 m
Nashs Bakery Retailers - other 5
Very Good
March 29, 2017
768 m
Peter Goss Butchers Ltd Retailers - other 5
Very Good
November 7, 2018
768 m
PT Foods Ltd Other catering premises 4
August 2, 2019
768 m
One Stop Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 27, 2022
832 m
Kings End Association Social Club Other catering premises 4
April 7, 2016
845 m
Emmanuel Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 17, 2017
962 m
Fresh Start Catering Ltd @ Bure Park Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
March 5, 2019
962 m
Krazy Kids Out Of School Care School/college/university 4
March 6, 2017
962 m
Morrisons Daily Retailers - other 5
Very Good
June 14, 2018
964 m
Oxfordshire County Council School/college/university 5
Very Good
March 22, 2019
978 m
Impact Montessori Nursery Other catering premises 5
Very Good
June 11, 2019
995 m
Sandra Teddy Childcare Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises Exempt
November 28, 2017
1.04 km
Fresh Start Catering @ St Marys Catholic Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
December 18, 2018
1.08 km
High Flyers Oxford Limited School/college/university 5
Very Good
February 9, 2022
1.08 km
Barberry Fish Bar Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
November 4, 2019
1.12 km

Nearby Travel Links

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

Swift Close Bus Stop/Station 55 m
Swift Close Bus Stop/Station 84 m
Shakespeare Drive Bus Stop/Station 133 m
Shakespeare Drive Bus Stop/Station 134 m
Bunyan Road Bus Stop/Station 201 m
Bicester North Rail Station Rail 1.48 km
Bicester North Rail Station Rail 1.53 km
Bicester Village Rail Station Rail 2.1 km
London Oxford Airport Air 12.63 km

Nearby Nature

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

Bignell Belt Woodland Or Forest 1.08 km
Robin Hood Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.39 km
Big Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.57 km
Foxey Leys Copse Woodland Or Forest 1.64 km
Bignell Spinney Woodland Or Forest 1.65 km
Round Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.7 km
Grunthill Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.13 km
Fieldbarn Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.16 km
Chesterton Belt Woodland Or Forest 2.24 km
Trigger Pond Inland Water 2.35 km
Nettle Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.83 km
Trowpool Spinney Woodland Or Forest 2.9 km
Trow Pool Inland Water 2.9 km
Great Copse Woodland Or Forest 3.04 km
Bowler's Copse Woodland Or Forest 3.12 km


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

Speed Band
0-2 Mbps 0%
2-5 Mbps 0%
5-10 Mbps 0%
10-30 Mbps 0%
30-300 Mbps 0%
300+ Mbps 100%


Country England
County Oxfordshire
Latitude 51.90601200
Longitude -1.17112200
OS Easting 457120
OS Northing 0223377
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: Suburbanites
Group: Suburban achievers
Subgroup: Detached retirement living
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 014B
Output Area / Small Area 6A3