The International School boarding options
We have four boarding houses for students at our International School in Oxford: Nash House, Wyvill Court, Hayfield House and St Philip’s (made up of Blenheim and Marlborough Houses.)
Each house is looked after by a Head of House and a teaching assistant so there is always a member of staff available to look after students and make sure their time is comfortable and enjoyable. Parents can always contact the Head of House if they wish to discuss their child’s welfare.
Each house has wifi, spacious rooms and communal space where students can relax. St Philip’s is divided with boys’ and girls’ rooms located separately on the site. Wyvill Court is a boys’ boarding house. Nash House is a girls’ boarding house. Hayfield House is divided with boys’ and girls’ rooms located separately on the site.
Students eat lunch and dinner at the school. The food is prepared by Holroyd Howe, a professional catering company, providing a healthy nutritious range of foods with plenty of choice. After dinner, students return to their boarding houses for a one to two hour study period. All students are in their rooms by 10pm at the latest.
At weekends, activities are available and students have the chance to go to cinema or theatre and there are often day trips, for example, visits to the Harry Potter studios and UK towns and cities.
On a practical note, students’ rooms will be cleaned on a regular basis with fresh linen every week. Students will also be registered with a local doctor and there is a school nurse in case anyone feels unwell.
An excellent boarding experience
Separate boys and girls accommodation
Our boarding houses are either single sex or boys and girls have separate accommodation areas. Students share a communal area where they can relax, study and enjoy each other’s company. In the social area they can play board games, watch movies, form study groups and relax.
24 hour house parents
All our International School students who board at d’Overbroeck’s have access to dedicated house parents who are available to support them 24 hours a day. House parents support our students with both their social and academic growth.
Evening study periods
All International School students have supervised study periods in the evening on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7pm after dinner.
Host Family Boarding
Many students at d’Overbroeck’s, both from the UK and abroad, live with host families for all or part of the time they are studying with us. These families are carefully selected; we know how important where students live is to the overall experience of being at a school, particularly if they are studying a long way from home.