Separate girls and boys sides of the house with a communal area connecting the two
Two resident houseparents
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
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
Head of Islip House: Jules Gunning
Jules has been employed in the education sector for around 20 years in which time she has worked in several areas such as behaviour support, management of exams and assessment and whole school development. Finally about 10 years ago she became a Housemistress; her absolute dream job.
Jules is passionate about making sure that her boarding house is lively and fun whilst ensuring that her students are well cared for. She keeps up to date with all the developments in educational boarding, attending relevant courses and seminars. Her own door is always open; her springer spaniel (Hetty) likes to welcome people into the house and will play for hours if you have the time!
In her spare time Jules works with upcoming musicians as a tour manager or booking agent; a hobby that she has enjoyed for the last 15 years. She has been able to travel the world in this role and has met many interesting people. She also regularly visits friends and family back in Cumbria and Yorkshire and during the long summer months she loves to go back to the west coast of Scotland (she used to live up there), to explore and potter around on boats with her friends.