Sport in the Sixth Form

During their time at Sixth Form students can take part in many different physical activities across a wide variety of sports.

Sport at d’Overbroeck’s is very inclusive, aiming to cater for as many interests and ability levels as possible. We have a dedicated team of enthusiastic teachers and professional coaches to help our students nurture an existing talent or find their sporting passion.

Whilst it is very important to us that students get the opportunity to compete and represent the school, it is equally as important that they develop lifelong learning around active, healthy lifestyles.

This is what underpins our programme. So whether it be from Aerial Silks to Football or from Ice Skating to Netball we hope students will find a physical activity that they can thrive in, and enjoy.

Competitive sport

The team sports that we compete against other schools in include:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Polo

Outside of team sports, we also compete in:

In most cases these sports are offered for at least two terms a year, with weekly training and matches against other local independent and/or state schools, both in friendly and league formats.

Outside of our competition sports we offer a wide range of physical activities to encourage participation. Examples of these have included:

  • Aerial Silks
  • Badminton
  • Boxercise
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Cricket Nets
  • Dance
  • Football 6aside
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Ice Skating
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Pilates
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rounders
  • Running
  • Spinning
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tag Rugby
  • Trampolining
  • Yoga



d’Overbroeck’s is ideally situated to take advantage of many excellent sports facilities either walking distance or a short drive from the school. For those venues requiring transportation school minibus and/or coaches are provided.

The main facilities we hire on a regular basis include:

  • North Oxford Lawn Tennis Club
  • Oxford Brookes University Sports Centre (Headington Campus)
  • Oxford City Arena 3G pitches and Netball Courts
  • Oxford Hawks Astro Turf Pitches
  • Oxford University Sports Centre
  • Stratfield Brake Playing Fields

Tennis Academy

The d’Overbroeck’s Tennis Academy is a dedicated programme designed to support excellent tennis players who wish to develop their tennis career alongside studying their A-Levels and getting all the benefits of a d’Overbroeck’s education. You will receive individual coaching throughout the year from coaches at our programme partner, the North Oxford Tennis Club.