D’Overbroeck’s College was founded in 1977 as a sixth form college by Malcolm van Biervliet D’Overbroeck. He taught French and Spanish at the school for 30 years until 2007 when he retired. It first premises was at van Biervliets house.
The Sixth Form has a total of about 250 students, with an even mix of boys and girls. About 50% of students are boarders and 50% are day students.
Of the 250 students in the Sixth Form, around 40 will have stayed on from Years 7-11 or the International Section. The vast majority, however, join from other schools after taking their GCSEs.