“A place of energy and laughter…” is how d’Overbroeck’s was described by the Good Schools Guide and it’s a description we continue to think is spot on. Come and visit and we think you will see why. Founded in 1977 and located in Oxford, near to the city centre. d’Overbroeck’s is a co-educational independent school taking students from age 11 through to 18. d’Overbroeck’s is built on personal relationships, a lack of stuffiness and a strong conviction that every individual lies at the heart of the school.
Students in Years 7-11 are day students from the surrounding area. Classes are no bigger than 15 and 2018 GCSE results were once again impressive with 58% of entries awarded grades 7-9 (A/A*).
Our Sixth Form students are a mix of our own Year 11 students and over 130 students who join us each year from other schools. This makes for a very dynamic environment. Most students are from the UK but we have a significant proportion from abroad; international students are from over 30 countries. Around half the Sixth Form students are boarders.
In the Sixth Form there is an outstanding range of 35 A level subject choices in any combination, plus enrichment. There are specialist programmes for Oxbridge/Medicine/ Law, etc.; teaching is interactive and motivating, in small classes. Students gain confidence in expressing themselves more effectively, in questioning, debating and feeling happy in themselves. The Sixth Form is seen as a superb transition from school to university.
Over half of A level entries in 2018 were awarded A or A* and top university destinations include UCL, Bristol, King’s, Oxford and LSE. The Extended Project Qualification is an option for Sixth Formers and there are specialist programmes to support Oxford, Cambridge, Medical and Law university applications. Class sizes are a maximum of 10 students with excellent teachers who inspire and motivate and aim to make learning enjoyable and engaging as well as successful. Studies are supported and enhanced by and extensive enrichment programme including speakers, workshops, visits, music, drama and sports and activities.
Pastoral care at d’Overbroeck’s is outstanding andregularly praised by students, parents and staff. d’Overbroeck’s is very much a ‘people place’ where each individual thrives. First name terms highlight our collaborative approach, underpinned by a high level of mutual respect.