Living in a Boarding House
All of our students at the International school can stay in one of our boarding houses. All the students in these boarding houses will be on either our one or two year IGCSE programmes or study abroad programme.
Our boarding houses provide a welcoming, family environment in which students from all over the world make new friends and become part of the d’Overbroeck’s boarding community. Boarding in Oxford provides an unforgettable experience: you’ll be living with a close group of friends, with whom you may keep in contact with for the rest of your life, in a safe and welcoming environment.
We have two boarding houses for students at our International School in Oxford: St Aldates and St Philips. 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 son or daughter’s welfare.
Each house has wi-fi, spacious rooms and communal space where students can relax. Each house is also divided with boys and girls rooms located separately within.
Transport between the boarding houses and the school is provided.
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 two hour study period.
All students are in their rooms by around 10.30pm.
In the evenings activities are available. At weekends, students will have the chance to go to cinema or theatre and there are often trips in the day with, for example, visits to the Harry Potter studios and UK towns and cities.
On a practical note, students’ rooms will be tided and cleaned on a regular basis with fresh linen and towels every week. Students will also be registered with a local doctor and there is a school matron in case anyone feels unwell.
We very much look forward to you joining our boarding community. We will send you lots of information in advance about boarding and about your first few days at the school, and when you arrive, we will make sure you quickly feel at home at d’Overbroeck’s, in Oxford and the UK!
Please note that host family accommodation is also available on request.
St. Philip’s House
This boarding house is set within 14 acres of grounds in lovely, Oxfordshire countryside, not far from Blenheim palace. Students have good-sized double rooms as well as access to plenty of outdoor space for sports, as well as facilities for art and cookery.
St. Aldates House
This boarding house is for our Year 11 students. It is located in the heart of Oxford close to the world famous Christ Church college, part of the University of Oxford where some of Harry Potter was filmed! We have rooms for 50 students here. Each has a single room with en-suite facilities. Students have access to sports fields, art and cookery facilities at the weekend and there is lots of outdoor space for us to organise activities and games.