Co-curricular at The International School

A rich, busy and varied school environment

Every Thursday morning, our International School students enjoy a wide range of co-curricular activities aimed at confidence building, self-expression and team-working, including Sport, Art, Music and Drama.

We also have an extensive range of extra-curricular clubs and activities organised across the whole school, offering international students an opportunity to mix and form friendships with British pupils.

These clubs and societies change on a regular basis to suit the changing needs and interests of our students. Our staff respond quickly to the interests and potential they identify in each year group in order to ensure a wide-ranging array of appealing extra-curricular options. What these will always have in common is a desire to nurture crucial characteristics and skills that students need to enter their future with confidence, curiosity and excitement!

Clubs and Activities

There are a number of clubs and activities to choose from at The International School. Some examples include:

  • Art
  • Book Club
  • Chess
  • Computer Club
  • Crafts
  • Debating
  • Film Club
  • First Aid
  • History Club
  • Languages Club
  • Mindfulness Club
  • Photography
  • Physics Olympiad
  • Russian Club
  • STEM Club
  • Young Entrepreneurs


Students also benefit from access to the University of Oxford’s state-of-the-art sports facilities, including tennis and squash courts, gym halls and a swimming pool, as well as regular whole school sports competitions to compete with our British students.

Some of our Sport options include:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Boxercise
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Pilates
  • Polo (Horse)
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spinning
  • Trampolining
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Music and Drama

Music and Drama are two of our busiest departments at d’Overbroeck’s. Whether students are natural performers or musicians, enjoy the energy backstage creating costumes or building sets, would like to take up or continue instrumental tuition, or play their instrument with like-minded people, there’s something for everyone.

Examples of our performing arts activities include:

  • School Band
  • Vocal Group
  • Improv Club
  • School Production


We also run a number of school concerts throughout the year for students to take part in.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Taking the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award at d’Overbroeck’s is a fantastic way for adventurous students to develop through activities and service in the community. Moreover, it is flexible in what students can choose for the volunteering, skills, and physical components, giving them the opportunity to express their individuality. We use an expedition company to ensure all activities are safe, and the DofE is a worthwhile addition to students’ CVs and university applications. All three school sites take part in this fantastic award scheme.

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