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Address: 333 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7PL
Founded: 1977
Number of Pupils: Year 7-11, 200; Sixth Form, 400
Ages: 11-18
Fees: (termly) Year 7-11 day, £6,325; Sixth Form day, £8,300; Sixth Form boarding, £12,450–£15,100 (full-time); £12,800 (weekly)
Ages: 11-19
Principal: Jonathan Cuff
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Year 7-9: application, taster day, references, entrance exams. Sixth Form: application, interview, references.
Contact: Sixth Form admissions: 01865 688 600; Year 7-11 admissions: 01865 688 731
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Individual visits available by appointment. Register for the school’s virtual and in-person open events on their website. 

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 The Curriculum

A broad curriculum in Years 7-11 and a varied range of 35 A-Level subjects in Sixth Form. Subject choices are available in any combination; there are no option blocks. Sixth Form academic enrichment options include the Extended Project Qualification and ‘super-curricular’ activities.

Games & The Arts

A busy co-curricular programme of over 50 sports and activities across the school. A Tennis Academy is available to develop exceptional tennis players. Strong art, drama and music departments. New Sixth Form facilities include a dedicated Arts Centre for art, photography and textiles.

Pastoral Care

Outstanding pastoral care regularly praised by students and parents. Major strength is support and encouragement for students. d’Overbroeck’s is very much a ‘people place’ where each individual thrives. First-name terms highlight a sense of working together, underpinned by a high level of mutual respect. Years 7-11 is for day pupils only and they are taught in small classes. At the Sixth Form, each student has a Director of Studies who meets with them individually to discuss progress.

Recent Scholarships

Years 7-11: academic, art, drama and music.

Sixth Form: academic, art, drama, music, media, sport, Tennis Academy and Broadening Horizons.

Principal’s Philosophy

d’Overbroeck’s is built on personal relationships, a lack of stuffiness and a strong belief that every individual lies at the heart of the school. Students are creative, think for themselves, relish stretching the boundaries of their knowledge and do very well academically. It’s a forward-thinking school full of energy, laughter and achievement.

Outstanding Characteristics

An inclusive, collaborative approach with a strong focus on learning being enjoyable as well as successful. Students’ views are valued and listened to. Teaching is interactive and motivating in small classes. Students gain confidence in expressing themselves more effectively, in questioning, being independent thinkers and feeling happy in themselves. Large direct entry into Sixth Form (day, weekly and full-time boarding options). Outstanding value added: 27% A* at A-Level in 2020 and 40% grades 9-8 at GCSE.

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