d'Overbroeck's A GSG School
333 Banbury Road
- Head: Jonathan Cuff (Acting Principal)
- T 01865 688600
- F 01865 552296
- E [email protected]
- W www.doverbroecks.com
- An independent school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19.
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Oxfordshire
- Pupils: 600 (inc 67 in International School); sixth formers: 343
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Day £17,730 - £23,850; Boarding + £9,000 - £14,850 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Lessons are relatively informal, while being highly engaging and interactive, with teachers constantly checking that everyone has ‘got it’ before moving on. The students we met were unanimous in singing their teachers’ praises. ‘You won’t find better teaching anywhere,’ one girl told us appreciatively. d’Overbroeck’s doesn’t have its own playing fields but makes the most of the extensive facilities across Oxford. This seems to work well, with students being ferried by minibus to a number of excellent sporting venues...
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. ...Read more
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International Study Centre - school has a linked, international study centre for overseas students wishing to improve their English.
What The Good Schools Guide says
Since February 2018, Jonathan Cuff, who is holding the reins after the departure of previous principal Emma-Jane Henry. He studied PE and RS at Brunel and completed as MSc in education leadership at Leicester, then worked in co-ed boarding schools Framlingham, Worth and Mill Hill in roles including housemaster and director of hockey, before becoming deputy head at Hampshire Collegiate. He joined d'Overbroeck's as deputy principal in August 2017. He has a keen interest in child mental health and well-being, and is a passionate fan of the Welsh rugby team.
Sixth form offers 35 subjects at A level (all the usual, plus others like film studies, history of art, philosophy, sociology and photography). Unlike some schools (and thanks to nifty timetabling) students can choose virtually any mix of A levels. ‘The key to...
Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Results by exam and subject
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|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|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|
Who came from where
|Chandlings Prep School||2017||7||1||Art Scholarship|
|Moulsford Preparatory School||2015||1|
|New College School||2017 to 2018||4||1||Drama Scholarship|
|The Manor Preparatory School||2017 to 2018||4|