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Happiness is core to school’s culture; its founder used to listen for laughter in lessons as a sign that students were enjoying their work. There’s a real buzz everywhere you turn – lots of lively chatter and an informal and energetic atmosphere throughout – energy, fun and achievement encapsulate the...

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


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Since July 2019, Jonathan Cuff BA MSc (40s). Educated at Gresham’s School, Norfolk (father was head of the prep), Brunel University (religious studies and PE) and Leicester (education leadership). Always aspired to become a head teacher and had ‘a clear route in his head’. Immaculately executed it was too: first post at Framlingham College where he was assistant housemaster and director of hockey; on to Worth as a boarding housemaster; thence to Mill Hill where he ran the boarding and hockey, followed by a spell at Hampshire Collegiate as deputy head pastoral before joining d’Overbroeck’s in 2017 as deputy head pastoral and senior deputy head. Propelled into headship following the unexpected departure of the former head due to ill health and swiftly set about formalising internal structures to ‘empower staff to make decisions’ in...

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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
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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