Postcode OX26 2YL (Cherwell)

Map showing OX26 2YL and nearby postcodes

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

OX26 2YL 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 2YL as Suburbanites > Suburban achievers > Detached retirement living.

The closest road name to OX26 2YL is Brook Road which is centered 36 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Swift Close and is 13 m away. The closest railway station is Bicester North Rail Station, 1.48 km away.

The closest primary school to OX26 2YL (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 local pub for residents of OX26 2YL is Bure Farm Public House and is 1.07 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on January 29, 2020. The nearest takeaway food is available from Two Sister Chip Shop and is 670 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Satisfactory on November 20, 2019.

Residents reported an average download speed of 90.6 Mbps and an average upload speed of 13.1 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 91.7% 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 2.1 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

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

Nearby Roads

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

Brook Road 36 m
Swift Close 71 m
Walpole Close 83 m
Buchan Road 88 m
Byron Way 112 m
Byron Gardens 127 m
Stevenson Close 132 m
Wesley Close 161 m
Bunyan Road 168 m
Chaucer Close 188 m
Kipling Close 191 m
Shelley Close 192 m
Tweed Crescent 193 m
Masefield Close 197 m
Spencer Close 208 m


Information about the postcode OX26 2YL

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 2YL - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
King's Meadow Primary School Good
(June 4, 2019)
91 m
Bure Park Primary School Good
(November 28, 2017)
910 m
Brookside Primary School Good
(October 16, 2019)
1 km
The Bicester School Good
(June 6, 2018)
1.08 km
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Bicester Good
(October 19, 2017)
1.12 km
Gagle Brook Primary School 1.46 km
Southwold Primary School Good
(January 24, 2019)
1.49 km
St Edburg's Church of England (VA) School Good
(November 24, 2016)
1.65 km
The Cooper School Good
(June 6, 2017)
1.78 km
Longfields Primary and Nursery School Good
(February 22, 2017)
1.82 km
Whitelands Academy 1.94 km
Bardwell School 2 km
Glory Farm Primary School Good
(June 7, 2017)
2.01 km
Chesterton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(March 7, 2017)
2.2 km
Bruern Abbey School 2.43 km
Langford Village Community Primary School Good
(September 12, 2017)
2.81 km
Launton Church of England Primary School Good
(June 19, 2018)
3.6 km
Five Acres Primary School Good
(December 1, 2016)
5.17 km
Fringford Church of England Primary School Good
(June 27, 2017)
6.17 km
Heyford Park School 7.21 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Kings Meadow Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
March 14, 2022
91 m
Highfield Social Club Other catering premises 5
Very Good
July 19, 2017
400 m
Tesco Express Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
July 10, 2017
670 m
The Shakespeare Other catering premises 5
Very Good
November 8, 2017
670 m
Two Sister Chip Shop Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
November 20, 2019
670 m
Nashs Bakery Retailers - other 5
Very Good
March 29, 2017
769 m
Peter Goss Butchers Ltd Retailers - other 5
Very Good
November 7, 2018
769 m
PT Foods Ltd Other catering premises 4
August 2, 2019
769 m
One Stop Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 27, 2022
839 m
Emmanuel Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 17, 2017
910 m
Fresh Start Catering Ltd @ Bure Park Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
March 5, 2019
910 m
Krazy Kids Out Of School Care School/college/university 4
March 6, 2017
910 m
Kings End Association Social Club Other catering premises 4
April 7, 2016
922 m
Sandra Teddy Childcare Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises Exempt
November 28, 2017
999 m
Oxfordshire County Council School/college/university 5
Very Good
March 22, 2019
1 km
Impact Montessori Nursery Other catering premises 5
Very Good
June 11, 2019
1.03 km
Morrisons Daily Retailers - other 5
Very Good
June 14, 2018
1.04 km
Barberry Fish Bar Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
November 4, 2019
1.07 km
Bure Farm Public House Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
January 29, 2020
1.07 km
Busy Bees @ Bicester School/college/university 5
Very Good
January 30, 2020
1.07 km

Nearby Travel Links

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

Swift Close Bus Stop/Station 13 m
Swift Close Bus Stop/Station 42 m
Shakespeare Drive Bus Stop/Station 90 m
Shakespeare Drive Bus Stop/Station 95 m
Bunyan Road Bus Stop/Station 116 m
Bicester North Rail Station Rail 1.48 km
Bicester North Rail Station Rail 1.53 km
Bicester Village Rail Station Rail 2.15 km
London Oxford Airport Air 12.7 km

Nearby Nature

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

Bignell Belt Woodland Or Forest 1.14 km
Robin Hood Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.46 km
Big Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.62 km
Bignell Spinney Woodland Or Forest 1.72 km
Foxey Leys Copse Woodland Or Forest 1.73 km
Round Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.77 km
Grunthill Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.08 km
Fieldbarn Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.22 km
Trigger Pond Inland Water 2.28 km
Chesterton Belt Woodland Or Forest 2.31 km
Nettle Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.74 km
Trow Pool Inland Water 2.87 km
Trowpool Spinney Woodland Or Forest 2.88 km
Great Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.96 km
Bainton Copse Woodland Or Forest 3.04 km


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

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 48.3 Mbps 90.6 Mbps 460 Mbps
Upload 9.1 Mbps 13.1 Mbps 36 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% 8 0
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% 16 1
30-300 Mbps 8.3% 67.1 13.2
300+ Mbps 91.7% 460 36

Gas Consumption

11 meters consuming 147,753 kWh - mean 13,432 kWh : median 11,261 kWh

Energy usage data for OX26 2YL - Data from 2020


Country England
County Oxfordshire
Latitude 51.90681000
Longitude -1.17083100
OS Easting 457139
OS Northing 0223466
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 E33043677
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Cherwell 014
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Cherwell 014B
Output Area / Small Area 6A3