Admissions

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BE PART OF SOMETHING SPECIAL
We can't wait to welcome you into the d'Overbroeck's family.

WELCOMING YOUR CHILD

Like you, we want the very best for your child. And that’s why, at d’Overbroeck’s, we offer a progressive and fully personalised education that embraces individual talents and ambitions.

From the moment your child joins us, they’ll feel a sense of belonging. Our informal yet stimulating environment is designed to bring out the best in every student, too. Empowered by exceptional teachers, your child can confidently be themselves and do what they love, ensuring they flourish both academically and personally.

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entry requirements

We welcome students from all backgrounds and nationalities at d’Overbroeck’s. Our requirements vary depending on your child’s age and the year group they’ll be joining.
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Years 7-11
Open to 11 to 16-year-olds from across the UK, your child can join us in either Year 7, 8, 9, or 10. Prospective students will be invited to a group or individual assessment, which includes a two-hour cognitive abilities test.
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The International School
Open to international students aged from 13 to 16, we offer five distinct programmes, each of which has specific entry points and requirements. Prospective students will complete entrance tests, and be invited to an online interview.
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Sixth Form
Open to 16 to 18-year-olds, our entry requirements depend on whether your child is a UK or international applicant. Prospective students will be invited to an interview with our Sixth Form Leadership Team.

we're here to help

Our goal is to make your child’s journey to our school as smooth as possible. And that’s where our warm and welcoming admissions team come in. They’ll guide you through the process, answer any questions, and make sure you have all the information you need.
Start your admissions journey
  • Get in touch with us today – complete our online enquiry form.
  • Join one of our Open Events – either in person or online.
  • Complete our online application form.
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STEP-BY-STEP ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Ready to start your application? This is what you need to do.
Make an enquiry
Start your journey to d’Overbroeck’s by filling in our online enquiry form. Our admissions team can answer your questions and provide all the information you need.
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Make an enquiry
Join one of our Open Events
The best way to get a feel for what life is like at our school is to come and see us in Oxford. We offer several in-person and online Open Events throughout the year.
Join an event
join one of our open events
Send us your application
Ready to apply? Great! You’ll need to complete our online application form and provide us with some supporting documents.
Apply now
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Assessment and interview
After receiving your form and documents – and depending on the year group your child is applying to – we’ll invite them to sit an entrance test and attend an interview.
Entry requirements
Assessment and interview
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Offering your child a place
Once the assessments and interviews have been completed, and we’ve received your references, we’ll offer your child a place.
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IMPORTANT DATES: 2023-24

Here are some key admissions dates for your diary.

We are currently accepting applications for all year groups in 2024, and for Year 9 in 2025.

First Day of Autumn Term
Tuesday 05 Sep 2023
KS3 New Parents Welcome Event (at Years 7-11)
Thursday 14 Sep 2023 16:00PM - 17:30PM
Autumn Open Day (10am-1pm)
Saturday 14 Oct 2023 10:00AM - 13:00PM
Years 7-11 Taster Afternoon
Thursday 09 Nov 2023 (half day)
Years 7-11 Taster Afternoon
Thursday 16 Nov 2023 (half day)
Years 7-11 Assessment Day
Saturday 18 Nov 2023
Sixth Form Academic Scholarship Assessment Day
Saturday 18 Nov 2023
Scholarship Interviews and Assessments
Monday 20 Nov to Friday 01 Dec 2023
Last Day of Autumn Term
Friday 15 Dec 2023
First Day of Spring Term
Monday 08 Jan 2024
Spring Half Term
Saturday 10 Feb to Sunday 18 Feb 2024
Spring Open Day (10am-1pm)
Saturday 24 Feb 2024 10:00AM - 13:00PM
Last Day of Spring Term
Friday 22 Mar 2024
First Day of Summer Term
Monday 15 Apr 2024
Summer Half Term
Saturday 25 May to Sunday 02 Jun 2024
Last Day of Summer Term
Wednesday 03 Jul 2024
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Families who visit d’Overbroeck’s comment on our vibrant and supportive environment, which can't be captured on any website or prospectus. Our team are here to guide you through your personal admissions journey.
Jo Baird
Director of Admissions and Marketing

our Tuition fees

Our tuition fees reflect the exceptional all-round education we offer, which is rated ‘excellent’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. Learning here, your child will enjoy the highest standards of teaching, an exhilarating breadth of activities, and the very best pastoral care – all personalised to their goals, strengths, and aspirations.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

We offer a range of scholarships for students joining our three core entry points at years 7, 9 and 12. These scholarships recognise exceptional ability and the willingness to take a key role in school life, representing a specific field.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

  • How quickly do you respond to enquiries?
    We aim to get back to you within 48 hours of receiving your enquiry (working hours, Monday to Friday).
  • How long does the admissions process take?
    From the moment you get in touch with us to the offer of a place, our admissions process can – in some cases – be extremely quick. Timings do vary, though, as each family’s application journey is different. Please speak to our admissions team to find out more.
  • Do you offer boarding?

    Yes, we offer boarding for 13 to 16-year-olds at The International School and 16 to 18-year-olds in our Sixth Form.

    Our safe, supportive, and empowering boarding environment is a place where every young person gets the care they need to flourish. Alongside a bespoke academic education, your child will benefit from a strong sense of belonging, a breadth of exciting activities, and the very best advice and guidance. 

  • Do you accept all nationalities?
    At d’Overbroeck’s, we welcome all nationalities. We’re proud of our school’s diversity, which currently includes students from more than 40 countries.
  • Will my child need to sit an entrance exam?
    Most students will sit an assessment as part of our admissions process. Your child may also be invited to an interview. This does, however, depend on your child’s age and the education system they’re joining us from. To find out more, please get in touch with our admissions team or visit our entry requirements page.
  • Do you offer taster sessions?
    Yes, we offer taster days for students joining our Years 7-11 campus. After you’ve applied, your child is very welcome to come and spend the day with us, where they’ll experience life as a d’Overbroeck’s student. They’ll be looked after by one of our brilliant ‘buddies’, spend time with our teachers, and meet their fellow students.  
  • Do you offer bursaries?
    Yes, we provide two types of bursary assistance to families of UK-based students wishing to join the school but who might otherwise be unable to afford the full fees. Learn more about bursary assistance here.
  • Do you have a representative in my region that I can contact?
    If you would like to contact a representative based in your region, please email us directly using the email addresses on this page.
  • How can I pay tuition fees for international students?
    d’Overbroeck’s has partnered with Flywire to streamline the fee payment process for our international students and parents. Follow the link for more information and to make payment.
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YOUR ADMISSIONS JOURNEY STARTS HERE

Take the first step in your child’s journey to d’Overbroeck’s by joining one of our Open Events.

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