Islip is our modern boarding house located directly across the road from our Sixth Form centre at 333 Banbury Road. The accommodation is co-educational, with boys and girls areas securely separated.

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  • A new, purpose-built building
  • 60 students
  • All twin rooms en-suite
  • Separate girls and boys sides of the house with a communal area connecting the two
  • A residential Head of House supported by a boarding assistant
  • Communal facilities include common room, kitchen, dining area and terrace
  • Laundry room for personal laundry. Bed linen is provided and washed out of house
  • Study period Monday to Thursday evenings 7 – 9pm
  • Located directly opposite the Sixth Form buildings at 333 Banbury Road
  • Bicycle storage
  • Breakfast and dinner provided at school; students can opt-in for lunch
  • Wi-fi access throughout the House
  • Curfew 10pm Sunday to Thursday and 11pm on Friday & Saturday
  • Bed time/House Quiet 10.15pm Sunday to Thursday and 11.15pm Friday and Saturday
  • Free time to sign out of the House after 9pm and at weekends
  • We are not able to accommodate students at d’Overbroeck’s during half terms and holidays. Student guardians are asked to make arrangements for these occasions
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I’ve been in Boarding schools all my life – born in a boys’ prep school, boarded at an all-girls school, and taught in boarding schools for most of my career. During my 30 years teaching Biology (and all sciences to GCSE), I have always enjoyed the pastoral aspects of school life. For 7 years as Head of Sixth Form, the aspects gave me the greatest sense of satisfaction were chatting to my students and organising social events. These a 2 of my important roles, as Head of House! The time I have spent teaching Food Science and LEITHS Cookery Certificate, mean we cook often in the House. You might even want to make it yourDofE Skill.

I’m a Biology Nerd; although not into Nature or gardening, but the Biochemistry of life and how we are a collection of chemicals interacting to make a whole (a bit like life in Islip!). I love words and their etymology and think learning Latin helps us so much. My cat is called Delphi; she is a bit shy, but you will see her around. She is diabetic and I inject insulin twice a day.

Life in Islip is a mixture of having fun, making friends, cooking, eating and working very hard. All students are highly motivated to do well academically and there is a real buzz about the House, especially when discussions about the daily news start off!

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