Guides and Reviews
The following are extracts from the entry for d'Overbroeck's College in the Good Schools Guide, 2008.
Environment and relationships
'Lessons are lively and interactive. Students report, "the relationship with teachers is very different here. They treat us like adults, listen to what we have to say. We're encouraged to speak our minds." ... Self motivation [is] essential although staff make sure students don't slack.'
'Real college feel to the place – not like school at all. Everyone on first name terms. No uniform. Students instilled with sense of personal responsibility.'
'Most [students] have one thing in common – they're opting for an environment where students are treated as individuals. All students [at d'Overbroeck's] are treated thus ... Value added features in spades ... Have yet to meet a dissatisfied parent.'
'Exceptional drama ... sixth formers choreograph as well as perform regularly on own productions ... Some very talented artists ... work on show was imaginative and impressive.'
'lively, buzzy ... excited to be sharing a wealth of knowledge.'
In summary ...
'Quite possibly the leading independent sixth form in the UK. More than that, it's a place of energy and laughter, of single-minded determination among students to do the best they can. And d'Overbroeck's doesn't let them down.'
The Good Schools Guide, 2008