Islip House

A new, purpose-built boarding house located right across the road from our Sixth Form centre

Islip is our modern boarding house located directly across the road from our Sixth Form centre at 333 Banbury Road. The accommodation is co-educational, with boys and girls areas securely separated.


  • 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!

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