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Our past, our future

The quirkiness of the spelling of ‘Greene’s’ stems from our founder’s (Edward’s) family name in the 18th century, and is recognisable as the surname of one of England’s well-known 20th century novelists, Graham Greene – Edward’s family relative.

Edward established Greene’s in Oxford in 1967 and moved to the 17th century buildings in Pembroke Street soon after. The property, in the heart of the city and surrounded by university colleges, is still our home today and has inspired eminent academics for centuries.

Greene’s is the oldest tutorial college in Oxford, indeed quite possibly in the U.K., and throughout its history has only changed owners once.

While proud of our heritage and depth of experience, we are passionate about innovation and preparing our students for the 21st, and indeed the 22nd century.

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Since our inception in 1967, more than 15,000 students have been taught at Greene’s. Most, like the tutors who taught them, have gone on to enjoy distinguished and prominent careers. Many fondly remember their own time at Greene’s and have returned as parents with their own children to seek the benefits of individual tuition – and also to see how much Greene’s continues to evolve over the years.

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If you are one of that handful of early students who remembers your time in the late sixties, or a more recent student, tutor or parent, please do contact us and share your experiences and anecdotes. We are building an archive of pictures and memories here and we would value your contribution. We may also be able to connect you with your contemporaries.

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The Greene's Timeline

The 60's

Royal Society’s call for a ‘competing alternative to remaining at school’.


Edward Greene’s Educational Establishment founded in 97, The High, Oxford.

Pembroke Street

Edward Greene moves to 44 & 45 Pembroke Street, Oxford.

Greene’s proprietors

Matthew Uffindell & Christopher Upton become Greene’s proprietors.

Greene's Online

Greene’s launches the first version of Greene’s Online, a unique student, tutor and client online management system.

St. Aldate's

Greene’s acquires the lease of 97a, St. Aldate’s, Oxford, opposite Christ Church.

ISI Inspection

Greene’s inspected by the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate (ISI), the regulatory body for independent schools.

Alex Gray

Alex Gray joins Greene’s, and Greene’s begins to become a specialist in online education.


Greene’s expands its premises to include 43 Pembroke Street, Oxford, consolidating its central Oxford campus.


Greene’s opens its first sixth form centre outside Oxford in Portugal.

Greene's Online 3.0

3rd generation of Greene’s Online launched, managing & recording all student, client & tutor interactions.

95 & 96 St. Aldates

Greene’s acquires the lease of 95 & 96 St. Aldates (opposite Christ Church College).

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