The ethos at d’Overbroeck’s School is firmly built on personal relationships, on a relative lack of stuffiness and formal hierarchies, and on a strong belief that the individual, every individual, is at the heart of the school.
At the same time, the school's approach is emphatically collaborative. All staff believes in leading by example, in a healthy dose of flexibility and in the power of laughter and humanity. ‘Enthusiasm’, ‘maturity’ and ‘courtesy’ are words that very frequently feature in the observations of visitors to the school."
It's not often these days that the Head of a school is there at the gates to see everyone in at the start of the day. But that's what happens each morning when the school's Years 7 to 11 arrive at Leckford Place. Mark, the Head of this part of d'Overbroeck's is there to welcome everyone. It's a chance to catch up, share news and check up on how things are going. It's part of us being a family school where everyone knows everyone else and where we work together.
With some 330 students in the Lower and Upper Sixth taken together, d'Overbroeck's Sixth Form in Oxford is the biggest part of our school. In addition to our own Year 11s progressing through, we have a substantial intake of new students (some 130) who join our Lower Sixth each year - a mix of day students and boarders; of students who choose to move to d’Overbroeck’s from other independent and state schools locally, from other parts of the UK and from abroad.
If you’re a student aged between 13 and 15, d'Overbroeck's International school in Oxford has a wide range of courses to help you take your first steps in an English education. Whether you want to study IGCSEs in one year, two years, 4 or 5 terms, enrol on the Pre-IGCSE programme or experience studying at a UK school on our Study Abroad course, then the International School is the perfect place to begin.