d’Overbroeck’s is a leading co-educational, independent day and boarding school in north Oxford, UK. The school is well known for their encouraging and supportive approach as well as for their excellent academic results and outstanding pastoral care.
The school teaches international students aged 11-18 the IGCSE and A-Level curriculum across two school sites: The International School and the Sixth Form. The school is ranked in the top 1% of schools in England and is 6th in Best Schools Top UK Sixth Forms Top school in Oxfordshire for progress at A-Level for the third year running.Class sizes are small (a maximum of 11 students per class in both The International School and the Sixth Form) ensuring every student gets the time and attention they deserve.
The International School is for students aged 11-16 and is located just a few minutes from the centre of Oxford. Students are part of a diverse international school community, learning alongside other pupils from a diverse range of nationalities in a supportive environment. The academic programmes have been developed to specifically enable international students to thrive in the UK education system, allowing them to improve their English, confidence, critical thinking and team working skills.
The Sixth Form is based in modern, purpose built facilities in north Oxford, with 50% of students joining from across the UK. The school’s academic approach is designed to help students achieve their ambitions, whatever their next steps may be. This includes developing the necessary independent study and critical thinking skills required for success at university. Each student is allocated a personal Director of Studies to help them achieve their goals. These tutors closely monitor their student’s progress, providing guidance and advice on a one-to-one basis and supporting applications to university.
Sixth Form students benefit from a wide range of 35 A-Level subjects to choose from. These are all offered as two-year courses, starting in September each year, and students have the option to choose 3 or 4 subjects. Alongside the extensive Higher Education and Careers programme, students can choose to take part in various academic enrichment programmes to broaden their horizons on certain subjects and help prepare them for university. There are also a number of specialist programmes for students applying to Oxford and Cambridge universities, for degrees in Law or Medicine, or those who are considering studying in the USA. In addition, students can choose to study the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) alongside their A-Level studies to enhance their university applications.
Our students go on to achieve excellent exam results leading them to the very best universities in the UK such as Oxford, Cambridge, King’s College, London, the London School of Economics, University College London and Durham University. In 2020, 65% of all A-Level entries were A* to A and 90% of all A-Level entries were A*-B. Our IGCSE students also achieve high grades; 45% of all IGCSE entries were 9-8 and 62% of all IGCSE entries were 9-7.