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  • d'Overbroeck's Oxford
    The Swan Building
    111 Banbury Road
    OX2 6JX
  • Head: Mr S Cohen
  • T 01865 310000
  • F 01865 552296
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  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 19
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Oxfordshire
  • Pupils: 436
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Day £16,065 - £22,350; Boarding an additional £7,050 - £12,675 pa
  • Open days: October
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Unlike some schools (and thanks to nifty timetabling) students can choose virtually any mix of A levels. ‘The key to students’ success is getting the subjects right,’ says the principal, who encourages students to choose the subjects they’ll enjoy and...

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What the school says...

d'Overbroeck's is a fully co-educational independent school for students aged 11-18. Day only in Years 7-11; day and boarding in the Sixth Form.

Main entry points at age 11 (into Year 7), 13 (into Year 9) and 16 (directly into the Sixth Form).

The school provides education that is highly distinctive, enjoyable and fulfilling. The atmosphere is supportive and encouraging, enabling students to achieve excellent results and benefit from an outstanding education.

d'Overbroeck's was rated 'Excellent' for all aspects of its educational provision in its most recent ISI inspection. Outstanding academic results are coupled with excellent pastoral provision and a richly varied programme of co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. There is a palpable sense, throughout the school, of shared values strongly held, and this is at the heart of what makes the school ethos vibrant, forward-looking and, in lots of ways, robustly and refreshingly distinctive.

Scholarships are offered in a number of areas including academic, art, music and drama.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Government & Politics at an English Independent School (GCE A level)

Other features

International Study Centre - school has a linked, international study centre for overseas students wishing to improve their English.


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What The Good Schools Guide says

Unlike some schools (and thanks to nifty timetabling) students can choose virtually any mix of A levels. ‘The key to students’ success is getting the subjects right,’ says the principal, who encourages students to choose the subjects they’ll enjoy and do well at. ‘There is no subject combination that we rule out.'


Since 1996, Mr Sami Cohen BSc (50s). Educated in Baghdad, then moved to London at the age of 17 to do his A levels. Read chemistry and French at Leeds University – the course was created for him and sparked a lifelong passion for ‘breadth’ in education. Followed in the footsteps of his mother and aunt, who were both teachers, and began his own teaching career at d’Overbroeck’s in 1979 – two years after sixth form was founded. Moved to Paris in 1992 before...

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Special Education Needs

We have considerable experience over the years of teaching students with dyslexia and other mild learning difficulties, and we have a strong track record of success in this area. Our small classes, flexible teaching methods and strong focus on meeting individual needs makes this a positive, confidence-building environment with a clear emphasis on identifying strengths and building on them. Students quickly realise that we are always ready to understand and address their particular needs and to help them find strategies that work for them - without in any way singling them out or making them feel self-conscious.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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