Sixth Form Boarding School
Once your place in the Sixth Form is confirmed, a boarding house place can be reserved for the first year, or, if the host family option is chosen, we will provide detailed information on specific families and arrange visits where practical, so that you and your parents can make an informed choice. Please note, that although on enrolment, it is possible to express a preference for a single or a shared room but we cannot guarantee a particular house.
We have two boarding houses for students joining us in the Lower Sixth: Islip House and St. Aldates. Both houses provide an excellent boarding experience. Most of our boarders in the Lower Sixth live in Islip House. This is our brand new boarding house which provides a modern, welcoming and comfortable place for our students to live in – literally across the road from 333, our Sixth Form teaching site. Our other main boarding house, St. Aldates is located in the city centre.
Excellent boarding experience
Our boarding houses are both co-educational and the boys and girls 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. The accommodation is split into girls’ and boys’ areas which are securely separated.
24 hour house parents
All our Sixth Form students who board at d’Overbroeck’s have access to dedicated house parents who are available to support them 24 hours. House parents support our students with both their social and academic growth.
In addition to our termly boarding, we also offer weekly boarding options (Sunday to Thursday) to Sixth Form students. If you live too far away from Oxford to commute each day but near enough to go home to your family on weekends, this could be the ideal option for you.
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.