d’Overbroeck’s is a leading co-educational independent school in Oxford, UK, offering an exceptional academic and extra-curricular programme.
We teach students aged 11-18 the GCSE, IGCSE and A-Level curriculum across three school sites: Years 7-11, the Sixth Form, and The International School. We have day students only at the Years 7–11 site, a mixture of boarding and day students in the Sixth Form, and mainly boarding at our International School. A recent Independent Schools Inspectorate report rated us Excellent across the board for academic achievement and personal development.
We have small classes so that every student gets the attention they need from our highly qualified teachers in a supportive and encouraging environment. Teaching is interactive to generate enthusiasm for the subject, sound academic skills, and effective working habits – while at the same time providing a thorough preparation for public examinations. We offer a caring, creative, nurturing and relatively informal environment where, no matter what a student’s interests are, they will find plenty of opportunities to explore.
Our school is high-achieving and academically rigorous, and students will receive expert guidance on how to make the most of their experience with us considering their long-term goals. We expect high standards of commitment and effort from our students and have a track record of strong GCSE and A-Level results. Once enrolled at the school, our staff work closely with each student to make sure they are getting the advice and support they need. Pastoral care and support for each student is an essential feature at d’Overbroeck’s, where wellbeing and happiness are prioritised alongside responsibility and achievement.
Student feedback from the Sixth Form student survey in 2022:
“The classes are a great size and the teaching is very effective, which I think is partly to do with each student getting more attention from each teacher. I would also say it is a very supportive school.”
“Great subject choice and teacher support, as well as plenty of opportunities to explore life and your interests regarding school.”
“It (d’Overbroeck’s) is one of the best decisions I ever made. It supports students and helps them to grow as people. It encourages individualism and prepares you for university effectively.”
“The school is small and comfortable, the teachers are very kind and genuinely want to see us improve.”
Parent feedback from the 2022 survey:
“Fun, wide-ranging, outward-looking.”
“Committed – teachers to their students and their subject.”
“The best any parent could wish for in an educational establishment – absolutely superlative.”
“Nice mixture of pupils, cultural and social background, boarders and day scholars.”
“A unique institution for those who would benefit from an individual approach to education in a very caring culture.”
“Fun, good-humoured, lovely staff.”
“Positive vibes which encourage students to be themselves. Welcoming, dynamic and modern thinking yet retain core education values.”
- Head : Jonathan Cuff, from October it will become Patrick Horne (interim)
- School Type : Co-educational School
- Age Range : 11 - 18 years
- Pupil Numbers : 698 (299 boarders)