Didcot is the largest town in South Oxfordshire and lies approximately 9 miles south of Oxford. The town is served by 6 primary schools and 3 state funded secondary schools. Didcot is best known for its railway station Didcot Parkway (London Paddington from 40 minutes), railway museum and power stations. The town is also well placed near the A34 connecting to the M40 and M4. As part of the Science Vale Enterprise Zone, Didcot is surrounded by one of the largest scientific clusters in the United Kingdom; Milton Park, Culham Science Centre and Harwell Science and Innovation Campus. There are several large parks, woods and play areas in and around the town as well as the Mowbray Fields nature reserve. The UK government named Didcot as a “garden town” in 2015, the first existing town to gain this status, providing funding to support sustainable and environmentally-friendly town development over the coming 15 years.