academic excellence

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Key Facts
Outstanding results
Our class of 2022 achieved exceptional A-level results, with 66% earning A* or A grades.
World's top universities
Our students’ success takes them to the world’s best universities, including Oxford, MIT, and UCL.
Personalised and ambitious
Whatever your child’s talents or goals, our approach will ensure they achieve more with us.

discover the d'overbroeck's difference

There’s no limit to what your child can achieve at our school.

Our progressive educational philosophy – delivered in a relaxed learning environment based on trust and mutual respect – unlocks each student’s unique potential. Whether they’re studying on our 7-11 site, at The International School, or in our Sixth Form, your child will enjoy a bespoke education that truly embraces their talents and ambitions for the future.

Guided by highly skilled teachers, our students flourish academically. We’re consistently ranked among the top 5% of UK schools for academic progress, with learners far-exceeding their predicted GCSE and A-level grades. The result is confident graduates with a real sense of purpose, who go on to pursue their passions at university and beyond. 

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Years 7-11
  • Years 7-11
  • THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
  • SIXTH FORM

OUR CURRICULA

Our forward-thinking, fully personalised approach to secondary education is underpinned by the academically rigorous English National Curriculum. This includes an extensive choice of subjects at both GCSE and A-level, as well as five British academic programme options for students who join The International School.

 

 

Used by more than 30,000 schools worldwide, the English National Curriculum is respected by the world’s top universities and employers.

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11 to 16 years old
Years 7-11
At Key Stages 3 and 4, our students immerse themselves in learning that’s built around their strengths, interests, and aspirations. Subject specialists deliver a broad curriculum that encourages our Year 7-9 students to be curious, think outside the box, and push the boundaries. In Years 10 and 11, your child will specialise in their chosen GCSE subjects, creating their own route to Sixth Form, university, and beyond. 
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OUR CURRICULA

Our forward-thinking, fully personalised approach to secondary education is underpinned by the academically rigorous English National Curriculum. This includes an extensive choice of subjects at both GCSE and A-level, as well as five British academic programme options for students who join The International School.

Used by more than 30,000 schools worldwide, the English National Curriculum is respected by the world’s top universities and employers.

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13 to 16 years old
The International School (TIS)
Offering choice, the highest teaching standards, and exceptional English as an Additional Language support, The International School (TIS) is the perfect introduction to the British education system. Alongside a traditional two-year IGCSE programme, we offer four flexible options: the one-year IGCSE, 4 or 5-term IGCSE, UK Study Abroad, and The Discovery Years. In an academically challenging yet nurturing environment, our students’ individual talents flourish. 
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OUR CURRICULA

Our forward-thinking, fully personalised approach to secondary education is underpinned by the academically rigorous English National Curriculum. This includes an extensive choice of subjects at both GCSE and A-level, as well as five British academic programme options for students who join The International School.

Used by more than 30,000 schools worldwide, the English National Curriculum is respected by the world’s top universities and employers.

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16 to 18 years old
Sixth Form
With a choice of 36 A-level subjects – which can be studied in any combination – an extensive academic enrichment programme, and the best pastoral care, our Sixth Form sets students up for the brightest of futures. Guided by teachers who are at the forefront of their subject specialism, your child will be empowered to achieve more than they ever imagined possible. This develops self-reflective graduates, who are confident, independent thinkers.
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  • YEARS 7-11
  • THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
  • SIXTH FORM

YEARS 7-11

Languages taught
3
French, Spanish, and Latin
Average class size
15
Maximum students
200
Age range
11-16

THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Language of instruction
English
Maximum class size
12
Nationalities
21
Age range
13-16

SIXTH FORM

Languages taught
9
Classical Greek, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish
Maximum class size
11
Nationalities
43
Age range
16-18
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  • YEARS 7-11
  • THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
  • SIXTH FORM

A TYPICAL DAY AT D'OVERBROECK'S

Fun, laughter, and extraordinary experiences are part of every student’s day. There’s so much happening across our three sites – not to mention at our Arts Centre – and your child will love every moment.
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Tutor time
Tutor time is the ideal way to kickstart another exhilarating day of learning. It’s a chance for students to catch up with friends, spend quality time with their dedicated form teacher, and choose their co-curricular activities.
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Artistic ambitions
We love the visual arts at d’Overbroeck’s. Our students explore different techniques, mediums, and approaches, creating a carefully curated portfolio of awe-inspiring pieces.
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Lunch with friends
Nutritious, delicious, and always freshly prepared, our healthy lunch menu gives our students the energy they need learn. After a sociable sit-down meal, your child will spend time doing what they enjoy – whether that’s a game of table tennis or simply hanging out with friends.
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Science is cool
Hands-on experiments bring biology, chemistry, and physics to life, transforming scientific theory into practice. Our teachers deliver awe-inspiring lessons that ignite imaginations and spark curiosity.
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Sport for all
Taking part in regular physical activity develops lifelong healthy habits. It’s also lots of fun! Access to the University of Oxford’s first-class sports facilities gives every student the chance to do what they love.
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Part of the band
Whether it’s singing in a choir, playing in our string ensemble, or strutting their stuff in a band, we offer a plethora of musical activities that cater to each student’s tastes and interests.
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A TYPICAL DAY AT D'OVERBROECK'S

Fun, laughter, and extraordinary experiences are part of every student’s day. There’s so much happening across our three sites – not to mention at our Arts Centre – and your child will love every moment.
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A healthy start
After a nutritious breakfast with their fellow boarders, our international students head to class hungry to learn. Tutor time is a safe space where learners check-in with their teacher, get the support they need, and celebrate success.
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a healthy start
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Where creativity flourishes
Aspiring artists thrive in our ultra-modern Arts Centre, which is home to university-standard spaces and facilities. From fine art to photography, 3D printing to textiles, our young creatives love to express their artistic flair. 
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Lunch and learn
At lunch, our students enjoy a tasty, nutritious meal in the school cafeteria before making the most of their break. Reading, playing board games, relaxing with friends, or something else entirely – it’s completely up to them. 
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Talking our language
Home to one of the largest English as an Additional Language (EAL) teams in the country, we’re experts at providing the personalised level of support each child needs to become a confident English language communicator.
talking our language
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Experiment and innovate
In our science labs, subject specialists transform theory into practice. Complex topics are delivered through hands-on experiments and clear English language instruction, developing our students’ scientific knowledge and communication skills.
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Evening entertainment
A plethora of activities ensure our international boarders’ evenings are jam-packed with fun. Supported, happy, and comfortable in a closeknit boarding family, our students have everything they need to make the most of their time with us.
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A TYPICAL DAY AT D'OVERBROECK'S

Fun, laughter, and extraordinary experiences are part of every student’s day. There’s so much happening across our three sites – not to mention at our Arts Centre – and your child will love every moment.
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Create your own future
With 36 A-level subjects to choose from – and no restrictions on which combination they follow – every sixth former’s timetable is unique. This ensures everyone is immersed in an education that they love.
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create your own future
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Passion projects
From fast fashion and theatre direction to vaccine development and prison reform, our Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) – which is equivalent to half an A-level – gives our students the chance to deep-dive into the topics they’re passionate about. The EPQ is also a great addition to university applications.
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Dine in - or eat out
Choice is key at d’Overbroeck’s – and that goes for lunchtimes, too. Our older students can eat in our dining hall, enjoy a snack in our café, or stroll into town for a meal at one of Oxford's many excellent eateries.
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On the right track
Weekly one-to-one meetings with their Director of Studies provides the expert support, guidance, and direction each student needs to achieve their goals. It’s also an opportunity to check-in on their health and holistic wellbeing.
on the right track
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Fun with friends
Lifelong friendships are made in our Sixth Form. Whether it’s over a coffee in town, hitting a few tennis balls, or a shared passion for economics, your child will feel a genuine sense of belonging in our warm and friendly community.
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Do what you love
The exceptional learning experiences don’t stop when lessons end. More than 50 co-curricular clubs – ranging from Zumba and mindful knitting to Model United Nations – give every student the chance to pursue their passions. 
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MEET OUR ALUMNI

Our gifted graduates go on to achieve great things, creating bright futures shaped by their time at d’Overbroeck’s.
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"There are so many things that make d’Overbroeck’s special. My whole experience was fantastic, from the lifelong friends I made to the unique opportunities I enjoyed."
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"I loved being part of the Sixth Form community, which was the perfect educational bridge between secondary school and university."
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"Choosing d’Overbroeck’s was one of the best decisions I ever made. The school helped me grow as a person by encouraging my individualism. They also ensured I was fully prepared for university."

OUR STATS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

66%
of our A-level students achieved A* or A grades in 2022, double the UK average.
36
We offer an unrivalled choice of subjects at A-level, enabling our students to excel in the areas they’re passionate about.
Top 5%
We’re consistently ranked among the highest-achieving schools for academic progress.

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HOW WE TEACH

embracing uniqueness

Our teachers will unlock your child’s potential through a personalised blend of pastoral support, British academic rigour, and exciting interactive experiences.
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UNLOCKING YOUR CHILD'S POTENTIAL TOGETHER

At d’Overbroeck’s, we believe in the power of meaningful teacher-student partnerships. In small class sizes, our exceptional educators will get to know your child, nurture their confidence and self-belief, and ensure they’re learning in a way – and in the subjects – that are right for them.

Every single member of our teaching team is carefully chosen, based not only on their impeccable qualifications and experience, but also their commitment to our ethos and values. Experts in their field, many of our teachers are also national and international examiners. Several have Master’s degrees or PhDs, too. This means they’re perfectly placed to deliver the innovative learning experiences and tailored pastoral care your child needs to flourish.

how we teach

EXPRESS YOUR TRUE SELF

Your child will love learning at d’Overbroeck’s, as they immerse themselves in activities that showcase their skills and reflect who they are as people.

Outstanding Experiences
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