Welcome to d'Overbroeck's Years 7-11

A word from Jane Cockerill, Head of Years 7-11

We have been described as “a school of energy, laughter and achievement” and that’s true – but d’Overbroeck’s is also a school where people matter and where we want everyone to thrive. A successful education to us is also a happy one where you can grow and be your own person.

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A co-educational, independent secondary school in Oxford

Our ethos is what makes us different from other independent schools. We work with each individual student to help them meet their potential. We believe in leading by example, in a flexible approach to learning and in the idea that students learn best when they are happy.

At d'Overbroeck's, we provide an environment which gives students the space to be themselves as well as the encouragement and stimulus to grow, learn and achieve their ambitions. We achieve this through an ethos which is firmly built on personal relationships – we believe that every individual is at the heart of our school, and this means staff and students are on first-name terms as a sign of mutual respect. We find this creates a vibrant atmosphere full of energy, fun and laughter, where our students can thrive as individuals and can all achieve their full potential.
Every year, our students continue to make excellent academic progress and achieve outstanding results. Crucially however, academic excellence isn't our only measure of success. We believe that students should benefit from a broad and enjoyable education; one that encourages them to pursue their passions, recognises achievement and that inspires a lifelong love of learning.
Forward thinking
Our academic curriculum and co-curricular activities prepare our students for their future in a rapidly changing world. We help our students to adapt to global citizenship and technological change, and to develop key skills such as leadership and communication.
Fun and laughter
We believe that happiness and laughter bring education to life and we strive to bring this into the classroom every day. Our students thrive on this approach and it makes for a very enjoyable learning experience for all.

"One of my favourite things at Years 7-11 is the range of Music groups and activities. There are so many to get involved in and lots of opportunities to perform if you want to - it's great!"

Seth, Year 10

Latest GCSE results

We’re always really proud of what our students achieve. In 2021, our GCSE results reflected the amazing achievements of all our students with 69% of all entries being awarded grades 9-7.

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It’s all in the numbers

We pride ourselves on offering an excellent education to all students from the moment they join us. Focusing on the individual is at the heart of everything we do, and our results speak for themselves.

1 43
% of GCSE entries achieved grades 9-8 last year
1 15
students are taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award this year
1 50
students progressed on to d’Overbroeck's Sixth Form this academic year

Sixth Form progression

The majority of our students in Years 7-11 continue on to study their A-Levels with us in the Sixth Form. In addition to offering a wide range of 35 subjects in flexible combinations, we encourage students to get involved in our extensive academic enrichment programme. Outside of their academic pursuits, our Sixth Form students are very involved in co-curricular activities, such as sport, music and drama as well as societies such as Debating. Our Sixth Form provides students with the right level of independence to prepare them for their next steps after school.

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