The International School in Oxford

A word from Ted McGrath, Head of The International School

We are a small International School community with over 90 students joining us from all over the world. We pride ourselves on the quality of education we provide, not just in terms of our excellent teaching and outstanding exam results, but in the care we take of our students pastorally.

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Latest IGCSE results

We’re really proud of the results our students achieve when they study with us at The International School. Our results are well above the national average, which is a testament to our wide range of staff expertise and the excellent teaching we deliver.

In 2020, 45% of IGCSE entries were awarded Grade 8 or 9, compared to the national average of 14%.

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IGCSE courses

We know it doesn’t always suit everyone to study the traditional 2-year IGCSE course that most of our students study. So we’ve made sure we’re as flexible as possible to meet your needs by offering 4 other study options at IGCSE level. Find out more about our full range of courses below:

  • UK Study Abroad
  • The Discovery Years
  • 4 or 5-term IGCSE
  • One-Year IGCSE
  • Two-Year IGCSE
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“At d’Overbroeck’s, the teachers care so much about us. They’re friendly, funny and this means all of us develop a really good bond with them. I also really like the way of teaching here as there is more focus on individuals rather than teaching everyone in the same way. I started studying here in Year 10 and my grades have improved a lot since I was in Year 9 at a different school.”

Nikol, Kazakhstan

Our Ethos and Values

We deliver education that supports each individual student to achieve their full potential. Our core values are:

  • A focus on the individual
  • Be your best and achieve academically
  • A future-focused approach to prepare students for their next step in education and the world of work
  • Fun and laughter bring education to life. We believe that students get the most out of learning when they enjoy what they’re doing
  • A non-traditional school: we provide more support to help international students integrate into British culture and education than more traditional British boarding schools
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Are you ready to live and study in Oxford, UK?


Living in Oxford

“I love to live and study in Oxford because it is a small diverse city, where everyone is really kind, and it is filled with history and opportunities to learn.”

Sofia, Portugal

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It’s all in the numbers

Our numbers speak for themselves when it comes to our students’ academic ability, our diverse range of nationalities and students who choose to continue their academic journey in the d’Overbroeck’s community by progressing to our own Sixth Form.

1 45
% of IGCSE entries were awarded Grade 8 or 9 in 2020.
1 19
diverse nationalities make up our International School community.
1 50
% of students progressed on to d'Overbroeck's Sixth Form last year.

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International Summer School

d’Overbroeck’s have run a popular summer programme for international students for many years in partnership with Bucksmore Education. The Bucksmore Young Professionals course is a fantastic opportunity for students to experience the new d’Overbroeck’s Sixth Form and boarding facilities. It is also ideal for students wanting to experience life at d’Overbroeck’s and in Oxford before studying at the school full time.

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