- A new, purpose-built building
- 60 students
- All twin rooms en-suite
- Separate girls and boys sides of the house with a communal area connecting the two
- A residential Head of House supported by a boarding assistant
- Communal facilities include common room, kitchen, dining area and terrace
- Laundry room for personal laundry. Bed linen is provided and washed out of house
- Study period Monday to Thursday evenings 7 – 9pm
- Located directly opposite the Sixth Form buildings at 333 Banbury Road
- Bicycle storage
- Breakfast and dinner provided at school; students can opt-in for lunch
- Wi-fi access throughout the House
- Curfew 10pm Sunday to Thursday and 11pm on Friday & Saturday
- Bed time/House Quiet 10.15pm Sunday to Thursday and 11.15pm Friday and Saturday
- Free time to sign out of the House after 9pm and at weekends
- We are not able to accommodate students at d’Overbroeck’s during half terms and holidays. Student guardians are asked to make arrangements for these occasions
Meet our Head of House: Rebecca Webb
I’ve been in Boarding schools all my life – born in a boys’ prep school, boarded at an all-girls school, and taught in boarding schools for most of my career. During my 30 years teaching Biology (and all sciences to GCSE), I have always enjoyed the pastoral aspects of school life. For 7 years as Head of Sixth Form, the aspects gave me the greatest sense of satisfaction were chatting to my students and organising social events. These a 2 of my important roles, as Head of House! The time I have spent teaching Food Science and LEITHS Cookery Certificate, mean we cook often in the House. You might even want to make it your DofE Skill.
I’m a Biology Nerd; although not into Nature or gardening, but the Biochemistry of life and how we are a collection of chemicals interacting to make a whole (a bit like life in Islip!). I love words and their etymology and think learning Latin helps us so much. My cat is called Delphi; she is a bit shy, but you will see her around. She is diabetic and I inject insulin twice a day.
Life in Islip is a mixture of having fun, making friends, cooking, eating and working very hard. All students are highly motivated to do well academically and there is a real buzz about the House, especially when discussions about the daily news start off!