A word from Jane Cockerill, Head of Years 7-11
Our Years 7-11 site is dedicated to day students and covers a broad curriculum from Key Stage 3 through to GCSE. Kindness, inclusivity, and the personal success of every student are at the heart of everything we do. We work in partnership with our parent community to make this a reality, offering a strong network of support.
Through small class sizes, tailored teaching, and a wide range of opportunities, we help to realise the potential of every individual. As well as having a shared enthusiasm for learning, our vibrant and welcoming site abounds with creative energy and laughter. Our school is rich in possibility and opportunity. Students are encouraged to think deeply about topics in the curriculum, and give new passions and hobbies a try from our extensive co-curricular provision.
An education here helps students develop into active, empathetic, and confident individuals ready for the next steps in education. We have been described as ‘a school of energy, laughter and achievement’ and that’s true; our community feels like an extended family where everyone is encouraged to challenge themselves and live life to the full.
Why choose d'Overbroeck's Years 7-11?
Years 7-11 at d’Overbroeck’s is a co-educational day school, drawing students from the local area and further afield. Years 7-11 covers a broad curriculum from Year 7 through to GCSE. Students are encouraged to enjoy learning, to be curious and think outside the box. We value choice, engagement and enjoyment, and offer plenty of opportunities for students to try new things and develop their talents.
Our students all have unique strengths, and we work with each individual to find ways to celebrate these. Our academic staff work together with an extensive pastoral team to ensure every student in our care feels nurtured, and knows that we believe in them. What matters to us is that students learn best when they are happy, working with staff who are passionate about their subject, and who teach in interesting and creative ways to help students achieve academic excellence in a warm, caring environment. By focusing on what they love, our students can enjoy a fulfilling education.
Find out more about life at Years 7-11
We offer a broad curriculum from Years 7-9 to prepare students to study their GCSE courses. Once students are ready to choose their GCSE options, we base our subject blocks around the preferences of the year group. This means we are able to accommodate the first choice subject combinations for the majority of our students.
It’s not just about the academics – we celebrate and support our students’ co-curricular talents, skills and interests with an excellent programme of activities outside of the classroom. From hockey to performing in the annual whole school production or raising money for charity, there’s something for everyone.
Pastoral care is at the heart of everything we do at d’Overbroeck’s. We get to know every student and their family personally, in order to provide tailored support and to help them achieve their full potential.
Are you interested in joining our community? We have entry points in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 so please get in touch with any questions you may have. We’ll be happy to speak to you more about whether d’Overbroeck’s Years 7-11 will be the right fit for you. We’d love to hear from you!
Sixth Form Progression
After successfully completing their GCSEs at Years 7-11, most of our students continue to study at d’Overbroeck’s Sixth Form. The Sixth Form is the largest of our sites and effectively prepares students for university and beyond. At the Sixth Form, 35 A-Level subjects are currently on offer, plus a comprehensive academic enrichment programme to stretch our students beyond the standard curriculum.