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Address: d’Overbroeck’s, 333 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7PL
Founded: 1977
Number of Pupils: Years 7-11: 195; sixth-form: 370
Fees: Years 7-11 tuition £6,050 per term; sixth-form tuition £8,100 per term; boarding £3,900 to £5,750 per term (weekly or full-time)
Ages: 11-19
Principal: Mr Jonathan Cuff
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Years 7-9: Assessment, reference, interview. Sixth Form: predicted GCSE grades, reference, interview.
Contact: Mrs Lynne Berry, Senior Registrar,  020 7591 2631
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Individual visits by appointment. There are a series of virtual and in-person open events throughout the year: register on the school website.

The Curriculum

A broad curriculum in years 7-11 and an outstanding range of A-level subjects in the sixth-form. A-level subject choices are possible in any combination, plus enrichment. d’Overbroeck’s Plus offers ‘super curricular’ involvement and brings students together to work on cross-disciplinary projects.

Games & The Arts

Busy sports and activities programme across the school and a new Tennis Academy for exceptional tennis players. Strong arts, drama and music departments. New facilities in the sixth-form including drama and music studios. New sixth-form building (and boarding) including art, photography, drama and music studios. 

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 high level of mutual respect. Years 7-11 is for day pupils only and they are taught in very small tutor groups. In sixth-form each student has a Director of Studies who meets with them individually to discuss progress. Parents kept very well informed. Parent/student satisfaction is exceptional.

Principal’s Philosophy

 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 are creative, think for themselves and relish stretching the boundaries of their knowledge and do very well academically. A forward-thinking school full of energy, laughter and achievement. 

Outstanding Characteristics

Inclusive, collaborative approach with 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, debating and feeling happy in themselves. Large direct entry at sixth-form (day, weekly and full-time boarding). Outstanding value added: 20 per cent A* at A-level in 2019 and 37 per cent 8/9 grades at GCSE. Superb sixth-form and boarding facilities.

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