Welcome to the Sixth Form

A word from Alasdair MacPherson, Head of Sixth Form

We have a compellingly distinctive ethos and a more ‘grown up’ environment than other Sixth Forms. We encourage students to be more independent and to express themselves by supporting them to grow in whatever they are passionate about. Finally, the quality of teaching and pastoral care is what supports our high calibre students to become the absolute best they can be.

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One of the best sixth forms in the UK

Our ethos is what makes us different from other independent schools. We work with each individual student to help them meet their potential. We believe in leading by example, in a flexible approach to learning and in the idea that students learn best when they are happy.

Individuality
At d'Overbroeck's, we provide an environment which gives students the space to be themselves as well as the encouragement and stimulus to grow, learn and achieve their ambitions. We achieve this through an ethos which is firmly built on personal relationships – we believe that every individual is at the heart of our school, and this means staff and students are on first-name terms as a sign of mutual respect. We find this creates a vibrant atmosphere full of energy, fun and laughter, where our students can thrive as individuals and can all achieve their full potential.
Achievement
Every year, our students continue to make excellent academic progress and achieve outstanding results. Crucially however, academic excellence isn't our only measure of success. We believe that students should benefit from a broad and enjoyable education; one that encourages them to pursue their passions, recognises achievement and that inspires a lifelong love of learning.
Forward thinking
Our academic curriculum and co-curricular activities prepare our students for their future in a rapidly changing world. We help our students to adapt to global citizenship and technological change, and to develop key skills such as leadership and communication.
Fun and laughter
We believe that happiness and laughter bring education to life and we strive to bring this into the classroom every day. Our students thrive on this approach and it makes for a very enjoyable learning experience for all.

"I like the different approach to learning and community feel at d’Overbroeck’s. There is a really good balance between teacher support and independence, which helps to develop well-rounded students. The teachers are always there to support you and offer extra help where needed. The level of independence also enables you to develop the skills you’ll need at university."

Grace, alumna

Latest A-Level results

In 2021, 67% of our A-Level entries were awarded A*-A. We’ve also been recognised as the top school in Oxfordshire for progress at A-Level since 2018 and appear in the top 1% of schools in England. This means that our Sixth Form students make better progress with us than if they had studied elsewhere.

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Boarding in the Sixth Form

We have a number of options available to students who want to board with us in the Sixth Form. We have both full-time and weekly boarding options, as well as the option to stay in a host family if preferred. All our boarding houses are located in Oxford and have a full-time house parent there to provide support for all our boarders.

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It’s all in the numbers

We pride ourselves on offering all our Sixth Form students a diverse educational experience that will help them become true global citizens. Our student body includes over 50 nationalities and half our students are boarders. We also offer a wide range of A-Level subjects which means our students have a varied range of interests, talents and skills to bring to the d’Overbroeck’s community.

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% of our students board with us
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A-Level subjects offered
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% of students are from the UK

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