Directions to Cowley Orchestra
Cowley Orchestra rehearses at The Oxford Academy. The Oxford Academy is signposted off Sandy Lane West, down a narrow drive, (keep an eye out for the vicious speed bumps!)
The easiest access to Sandy Lane West is off the Eastern By-Pass, but only when travelling westwards. (There are still old sign posts to 'Peers School' which was the name of the school until it changed itself into 'The Oxford Academy' or TOA.
(DO NOT try to get into the Academy from the Littlemore side. There is no way into the school that way.)
At the bottom of the entrance drive turn right and park in the school car park and then go to the main reception. Go upstairs to the first floor, turn right, then go all the way to the end of the corridor.
Your SatNav/iPad etc may not recognise The Oxford Academy as an address. If so, try putting in 'Sandy Lane West'.
The best way into Sandy Lane West on a bike is probably to go along Barn's Road over the Eastern By-Pass and turn right at the round-about into Sandy Lane West. The Academy is on your left after Ledger's Close
By Public Transport
The school is walk-able distance from the 1/5/16/106/12C bus stop. The nearest stop is opposite the Littlemore shops, just before it goes over the Eastern Bypass, although the following stop by the Catholic church is just as near. You then need to walk over the bridge and turn into Sandy Lane West. Continue down till the road, until you've passed Ledgers Close and look for the turn into the Oxford Academy.