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d'Overbroeck's College, Oxfordshire

School Details
Leckford Road,
United Kingdom,

Tel: +44 1865 302620
Fax: +44 1865 302622

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Mr Mark Olejnik

Mr Rob Barker

Accreditations and affiliations:
ISA Independent
Religious affiliation:
All denominations welcome
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
11 - 16
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Common Entrance, Entry test or exam, Assessment, Interview, Report from previous school, Boarding is for the 6th form only, Scholarship exam

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Ballet or dance, Means tested scholarships, All-rounder, Sport, Senior school entry, Music, Art, Academic, Drama

What we offer

  • Drama/Theatre
  • Design technology
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Classics
  • Latin
  • German
  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Touch rugby
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Squash
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Athletics
  • Netball
  • Golf
  • Volleyball
  • Table tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Chess
  • Language club
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Drama productions
  • Dance
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Horse riding and management
  • Adventure training
  • Yoga
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Corps of drums
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • After school club
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Epilepsy
Central to our philosophy is the idea that school should be a place where the individual child is a the centre of everything the school does, where it is axiomatic that children are different, and that they learn, mature and develop in different ways. This is a school that is flexible ad subtle enough in the way that it is run to be able to accommodate the needs and personalities of individual children, and to help them to flourish and feel comfortable, rather than a school that expects all children to fit a set mould – or else!

Within this framework, we combine the highest standards of teaching, learning and pastoral care with a strong emphasis on ethical values and a sense of community. Developing self- confidence, encouraging pupils to aim high, and valuing achievement in all aspects of school life - these are all key elements of the school ethos. These are our priorities as teachers, ones that we are confident of being able to achieve in this particular school and in this particular environment.

For this reason, class sizes at Leckford Place are not allowed to grow beyond 15 throughout the school from Year 7 through to Year 11. The school itself will reach capacity with around 220 pupils, which is large enough for children to have a wide peer and friendship group, and yet small enough for everyone to feel an important part of a close-knit school community. Leckford Place is a part of d’Overbroeck’s College, and we expect most of our pupils to go on to the Sixth Form at d’Overbroeck’s post GCSE.

The school is co-educational throughout. In a city where independent education is dominated by single-sex schools, we like having boys and girls working side by side, and we feel that this makes for a healthier, more balanced environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to shine. Life is co-educational, after all.

If I am to try to summarise my personal vision for Leckford Place, then it is that children should go through the school feeling that it is a happy and stimulating place where they feel confident and valued, and to which they look forward every morning. It is also that they should leave it with not only their personal best fulfilled in terms of examination results, but also equipped to progress to the next stage of their lives and confidence, enthusiasm and a healthy dose of those good, old-fashioned (perhaps a better word is ‘timeless’) qualities of truth, compassion, generosity and optimism.

Mark Olejnik
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