Joining our Sixth Form
In addition to our own Year 11s, we welcome around 130 students from other schools to our Sixth Form each year. We would strongly encourage you to come and visit us as early as possible. Usually, you would come to an Open Event first and then follow this up with an individual visit on a school day – although we’re happy to arrange for you to do this the other way around.
The application process
Our application process is designed to get to know you as an individual and for you to find out more about being part of the d'Overbroeck's community.
Sixth Form fees
- Registration fee: £125
- Acceptance fee (UK/EU based): £1200
- Acceptance fee (non-UK/EU based): £4000
- Termly fee: £8100
- Boarding houses: £6700
- Upper Sixth flats: £8200
- Weekly boarding: £4150
- Host families: £4500
- Lunch*: £330
- Instrumental Music/Voice**: £34
* Per term (equivalent to around £5 per day)
** 35 minute session
d’Overbroeck’s Sixth Form scholarships and awards are given to students who show outstanding achievement and potential. They should also be willing to make a significant contribution to the life of the school and its student community. The value of a Sixth Form scholarship or award will vary and is always at the discretion of the school, up to a maximum of 25% of tuition fees.
- Starts: Tue 03 Sep 2019
- Half-term: Fri 18 Oct - Mon 28 Oct 2019
- Ends: Fri 13 Dec 2019
- Starts: Mon 06 Jan 2020
- Half-term: Fri 14 Feb - Sun 31 May 2020
- Ends: Fri o3 Apr 2020
- Starts: Mon 27 Apr 2020
- Half-term: Sat 23 May - Sun 31 May 2020
- Ends: Fri 03 Jul 2020
- Fri 08 May 2020*
*Changed date from 04 May due to the 75th Anniversary of VE day
Examination entry fees will depend on the number of public examinations taken in each session.
Please note that additional fees may apply where special examination arrangements have to be made for a particular candidate:
Use of a word-processor – £20 per exam taken
Provision of a scribe / reader – £47 per exam taken
Overall, examination fees are usually around £400, depending on the number of exams taken.
Students may collect their recommended course books at the school on Induction Day. The charge for these will be added to the student’s bill.
Text Book charges vary depending on which subjects are taken but range between £5.99 and £30 per book and are usually invoiced on the Spring Term invoice. Typically the total cost is around £120.
Fees refund scheme:
Parents may, if they choose to do so, participate in a Fees Refund Scheme administered by the school’s insurers, Marsh Ltd. The scheme provides for a pro-rata refund of fees in certain cases of absence due to illness. The cost for this is 0.75% of fees paid.
Personal accident insurance:
£13.38 per term – for cover up to £1,000,000
Personal Effects insurance:
£8.57 per term
Full details are sent with the first term’s bill, and further copies may be obtained from the Bursary at any point.
These will vary depending on the nature of the trip. Parental consent will be sought in advance for chargeable trips. These trips may vary from a trip to a local event or conference costing around £30 to an optional overseas expedition costing £3,500.
Exceptional arrangements such as supplementary one-to-one teaching, or teaching for a GCSE subject studied in the Sixth Form, will incur additional tuition fees. Supplementary one-to-one teaching that is arranged over and above the standard course is charged at £49 per hour. Arrangements of this kind are exceptional and, where such support is deemed necessary, it will always have been discussed and agreed in advance with parents.