d’Overbroeck’s is an independent co-educational secondary school located in a residential area of north Oxford. d’Overbroeck’s takes day students from Years 7-11 (age 11-16) and International students from 14 years of age as either boarders or day students. There are just under 500 students in the whole school, with the Sixth Form being the largest part, at around 270 students. In the Sixth Form, around half the students are day, half are boarding and the UK:International student ratio is 60:40.
EAP provision is offered to students to gain confidence in their spoken and written English. Students leaving the Sixth Form go on to secure places at top universities including UCL, LSE and Kings College London as well as the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
d’Overbroeck’s International Section will be located at The Swan Building on Banbury Road from September 2017. Formerly home to the Sixth Form, the buildings are being refurbished over the summer of 2017 to include two new science labs, a drama and music room and art facilities. Students will have the option to live at our Nash House boarding house which is directly across the road.
The Sixth Form will move further up the Banbury Road from September 2017 into new purpose-built facilities. There is a spacious teaching building on the new site which includes drama and art spaces as well as five new science labs and a large common room. There is also a new Hall on the site which will be used for dining as well as for events and performances. A newly built boarding house for Sixth Form students, Islip House, is directly across the road. The option of boarding with a Host Family is also available to students of all ages.
d’Overbroecks is located in a residential area of north Oxford less than 2 miles from Oxford city centre. The nearest international airport is Heathrow which is about an hour away.
A day in the Life of…
International students have the opportunity to take part in sports, art, drama and music activities with other day and boarding students from across the school. A quick glance at our Instagram feed will give an idea of the enthusiasm with which our students throw themselves into life at d’Overbroeck’s and the fun they have along the way. As well as ‘standard’ sports, there are almost 40 extra-curricular clubs covering interests from Film Club to Polo to Model United Nations.
At weekends there are trips laid on to visit local cities and attractions and day and boarding students often attend local events and music or drama productions together. UK students often mention the enrichment that international students bring to the school. In the words of one of our students: “We respect each other, encourage one another and work together.”
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