Welcome from the Principal

Welcome to d'Overbroeck's! d'Overbroeck's is a leading independent day and boarding school in Oxford, UK. We teach students aged 11-18 across our three school sites: Years 7-11, The International School, and the Sixth Form.

I am privileged to be the Principal of d’Overbroeck’s. It is an exceptional place with a strong sense of community, and the meaningful relationships that are formed here result from our core values of mutual respect, responsibility, trust, and encouragement. Our academic results speak for themselves but, crucially, results are not our only measure of success.

Alongside providing the expert teaching and support for academic success, we provide an array of excellent opportunities for students to develop their passions and explore new possibilities. There is no typical d’Overbroeck’s student or single experience here, and we value the distinctiveness of every person. Our exciting learning environment is characterised by a shared love of learning, with our brilliant teachers encouraging curiosity, innovation, and compassion. The broad and fulfilling opportunities here ensure that students can build the skills, discipline, and character needed for their futures, whilst also inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

Here students will find an intellectually challenging and inspiring environment wherein they receive expert guidance on how to make the most of their experience with us considering their long-term goals. We prioritise excellence throughout every area of school life, promoting a love of learning far beyond just the acquisition of knowledge, and we ensure that each student achieves their personal best.

But we also ensure that on the way to achieving their best, students are having fun and enjoying their time with us. We believe that happiness and laughter bring education to life, and we strive to bring this into the classroom every day. Our students thrive on this approach, and it makes for a very enjoyable learning experience for all.

Our school structure enables students to benefit from everything a modern school has to offer, whilst also learning in specific environments tailored to their studies and age group. Students can take part in whole-school productions, concerts, co-curricular activities and academic programmes. They can access a range of specialist facilities both onsite, including our new Arts Centre, and further afield, such as the University of Oxford’s sport facilities.

At the same time, each of our three sites offer a unique and supportive atmosphere in which students can flourish. A d’Overbroeck’s education sets students up for life as resilient, well-rounded individuals ready to thrive in the next stage of their education.

Patrick Horne, Principal

Ethos & Values

We’re often asked what makes d’Overbroeck’s different to other schools, and the answer lies in our shared ethos and values. Central to this is our focus on the individual and our dedication to supporting all our students to be the best they can be. In each part of the School, we aim to prepare all our students for their next stage, whether that be A-Levels, university or the world of work.

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