About d’Overbroeck’s

d'Overbroeck's School

d’Overbroeck’s is a leading UK co-educational independent day and boarding school located near to the centre of Oxford. The school is well known for their encouraging and supportive approach as well as for excellent academic results and outstanding pastoral care. Teaching is in small classes so every student can be heard and can participate in lessons and ask questions.

As well as being experts in their subject areas, d’Overbroeck’s teachers excel in motivating and inspiring students. International students can join the school from aged 14 on our one and two year IGCSE programmes (pre A level and pre IB programmes). These provide an excellent social and academic transition to the UK. Students then stay at d’Overbroeck’s or go on to other leading schools in the UK.

d’Overbroeck’s Sixth Form is based in brand new facilities on the Banbury Road where they have around 280 students, the majority of whom are from the UK. The school have a brand new boarding house, with en-suite facilities, across the road. You can choose from over 35 A level subjects in any combination and all the traditional subjects are offered plus alternatives such as Business, Classics, Media, Computer Science, History of Art, Music Technology, PE, Philosophy, Photography and Sociology.

At d’Overbroeck’s they have a relatively informal environment where students can be themselves but with a strong focus on academic success and a very positive and encouraging approach with excellent teachers. It is a happy, vibrant environment where you can enjoy your study and your success. The aim is to prepare students fully for the next stage of their career and beyond in a way which is engaging, interesting and enjoyable. d’Overbroeck’s are described by The Good Schools Guide as “a place of energy and laughter, of single-minded determination among students to do the best they can”.

Boarding at d’Overbroeck’s

The School’s boarding houses are both co-educational and the boys and girls share a communal area where they can relax, study and enjoy each other’s company. In the social area, they can play board games, watch movies, form study groups and relax.

The accommodation is split into girls’ and boys’ areas which are securely separated. Each house is overseen by residential Houseparents and Boarding Assistants. A member of staff is available to the students 24 hours a day to support them in with both their academic and social growth.

A number of trips and visits are organised on some of the weekends for boarders and day students. The boarding houses are just a short walk from Summertown- a lovely part of Oxford with a theatre, swimming pool, leisure centre and cafes. The centre of Oxford is about 15 minutes by bus.

The boarding experience is an opportunity to live with others, to become independent and, being in Oxford, it provides access to superb leisure and study facilities such as theatres, museums, galleries, libraries and parks.


Type of School Co-educational, day and boarding. Years 7-11 (day only) - 175. Sixth form (day or boarding) - 28-. International section (day or boarding 45).
School Address d'Overbroeck's, 333 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 7PL
Number of Pupils 744
Number of Boarders 304
International Boarders 266
Age Range 11-19 years
Distance from Airports

Heathrow – 48 miles; Gatwick – 82 miles; Luton – 65 miles; Birmingham – 65 miles.

Distance from London

55 miles.

School Links

We take day students from Year 7 and international boarding students from year 10 in the International Section.

Educational Programmes

GCSE (Year 10 and 11); IGCSE (nternational Section, years 10 and 11); A levels (Sixth Form).

Co-Curricular Programmes

We offer a very busy extra-curricular, enrichment, sport, social and activities programme, with over 25 activities to choose from each week. There are also plenty of visits and trips including an annual expedition (this year Washington DC).

We organise regular speakers, workshops, and there are numerous events including an annual School production and student concerts. Students in the International Section and Sixth form are able to take part in Young Enterprise, Duke of Edinburgh and Model UN groups in addition to their studies. Sixth Form students have the option to research and publish an Extended Project (EPQ).

This is usually on a topic related to the subject they are planning to study at university and is like a mini-dissertation, supervised by one of their subject teachers. This not only enhances their university applications but gives them research and presentation skills which they take into their degree studies.