Outstanding experiences

every opportunity to excel
A breadth of exhilarating experiences gives every student the chance to follow their dreams.

your child's talents will shine brightly

Whatever your child’s talents and passions, we’ll embrace them at d’Overbroeck’s. Here, every student is empowered to do what they love, enjoy new adventures, and realise their personal and academic aspirations for the future.

Exclusive collaborations with boundary-pushing organisations like The Juilliard School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) make our school a truly unique place to learn, while life-changing trips to Tanzania, Switzerland, and New York develop confidence and independence, and give our students a global perspective. More than 50 co-curricular clubs ensure there really is an activity for everyone, too.

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Exclusive collaborations with The Juilliard School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) enhance our students’ school experience, both in and beyond the classroom.

The Juilliard School
Our collaboration with the world’s leading arts institution enriches our students' love of dance, drama, and music.
The MIT-Nord Anglia STEAM programme develops our students' creativity and problem-solving skills, as they tackle interdisciplinary challenges set by MIT professors.
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flourishing beyond the classroom

Our extensive co-curricular programme brings like-minded students together from across our school sites, celebrating different interests and creating a strong sense of kinship and community.
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The arts
A broad spectrum of artistic activities gives every student the space, medium, and time to express themselves creatively. In our fantastic Arts Centre, students enjoy a university-standard experience that spans fine art, 3D design, photography, and textiles. You can also join knitting and crochet clubs, which promote mindfulness and boost wellbeing.
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Music and drama
Our students’ natural creativity blossoms at co-curricular clubs that span the performing arts. Your child can join an orchestra, band, or choir, or enjoy the challenge of learning an instrument. Talented performers shine on stage at our productions and concerts, while our ‘improv’, music technology, and dance clubs welcome students of all abilities.
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Sport is for everyone at d’Overbroeck’s, and we make sure all our students have the opportunity to get active, do what they enjoy, and compete at the right level. Activities range from traditional team sports like basketball, football, and cricket to individual pursuits like badminton, yoga, and swimming. We also run a Tennis Academy for gifted and talented players. Taking part in regular activity boosts wellbeing and develops lifelong healthy habits, too.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The world’s leading youth achievement programme gives our students the opportunity to set their own goals and challenges, take part in activities they enjoy, and get involved in community service projects that make a big difference. As they progress through Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards, your child will become more resilient, learn about themselves, and grow in confidence.
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International summer programme
The Bucksmore Young Professionals summer programme is a fantastic opportunity for students to experience life at d'Overbroeck's - and identify potential career pathways. Designed for ambitious international learners, our immersive course gives young people the chance to specialise in one of five areas: Business and Finance; Medicine; Computer Science; Media and Communications; and Engineering.
Outdoor Education


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extraordinary trips and experiences

Cultural, adventure, and community outreach trips – both here and across the world – enrich our students’ education, broadening their horizons and helping them develop an array of future-proofed skills.
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Global expeditions
Our students join Nord Anglia pupils from across the globe on exhilarating expeditions to Tanzania and Switzerland.
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Global expeditions

Our incredible citizenship trip to Arusha, Tanzania teaches students about global responsibility and sustainability, and the important role we play in looking after our planet. Working with locals on a variety of projects, students develop a sense of independence, increase their understanding of the world, and learn the importance of being part of a community.

The personal challenge expedition in Les Martinets, Switzerland, encourages our students to push themselves to their limits. Set in the beautiful Swiss Alps, students hike through the mountains and take on a series of challenges. Students also learn important skills – like cooking and working together under pressure – while creating treasured memories that will stay with them forever.

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Residential trips
Overnight trips to exciting destinations around the world nurture our students' personal, social, and academic development.
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Residential trips

From outdoor activities to subject-specific field trips, our residential programme builds independence, increases confidence and self-esteem, and develops leadership skills.

Trips include our Year 7 and 8 outward bounds excursion, where students tackle physical challenges and work together as a team. Our sports camps – including Year 7-11 netball and football residentials in Shropshire – give students the opportunity to compete against other schools.

Classroom learning comes to life on immersive adventures across the world. Our business and economics students head to Wall Street to see the New York Stock Exchange in action, while aspiring artists visit Venice to view some of the world’s great works in situ. Our history students explore Europe and beyond, too, including expeditions to World War II sites. 

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Local activities
From world-famous galleries and museums to day trips to London, there’s so much for students to see and do on our doorstep.
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Local activities

Our students enjoy a wide range of educational, cultural, and social activities in the local area.

We’re ideally positioned to make the most of everything Oxford has to offer, including world-class museums, galleries, and theatres. Your child can also attend lectures at the Saïd Business School, pursue sporting passions in the University of Oxford’s world-class facilities, and explore local nature reserves.

As part of our commitment to the community, our students regularly visit local care homes, where they sing for the residents and take part in craft activities.

For our boarders, weekends are filled with fun-packed activities. These range from theme parks and zorbing to cultural trips to London and Bath. 

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At the d'Overbroeck's Model United Nations club, students research and debate some of the biggest issues facing society today. Your child will immerse themselves in global politics and international affairs, enhancing their knowledge, understanding, and empathy through meaningful interactions with their peers.
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The d'Overbroeck's Tennis Academy offers high-level coaching alongside a truly progressive academic education. In partnership with the North Oxford Lawn Tennis Club, exceptional players receive specialist small group and one-to-one instruction, compete in tournaments, and enjoy outstanding wellbeing, fitness, and physio support.
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At d’Overbroeck’s, your child’s health and happiness will always come first. Our community is like a family, where we celebrate difference and individuality, and provide a safe environment that enables every student to be themselves.

Led by our dedicated Director of Pastoral Care and Wellbeing – who is supported by counsellors, student mentors, Directors of Study, the school nurse, and boarding staff – we create a strong team around each student. This ensures every child has the care, tools, and holistic support they need to look after their physical and emotional health.

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Our students are a genuine force for good, who proactively take the lead, act with purpose and passion, and work with friends to tackle pressing issues.

Empowered by our outward-looking community, your child will raise money and awareness for the causes that matter to them, whether that’s collecting essential supplies for a foodbank or organising a book drive for a local children’s charity. They’ll also drive inclusion, improvement, and innovation across our campuses, giving their friends a voice through our Student Council. And through our Model United Nations group, charitable projects overseas, and our Global Campus platform, they’ll learn about the challenges facing our planet – and work on solutions to effect real change.

our social purpose
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Ideally located among the towering spires, university buildings, and green spaces of north Oxford, our sites will inspire your child to believe anything is possible.

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