Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300

office@overthorpecofe.co.uk

Overthorpe CofE Academy
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Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300

office@overthorpecofe.co.uk

Overthorpe CofE Academy

Believe, enjoy, achieve.

Head's Message

On behalf of all the children, staff and governors of Overthorpe C of E Academy, I'd like to warmly welcome you to our school website. I am very proud to be Headteacher of Overthorpe CofE Academy and would like this website to give you a flavour of what it is we do here.

My philosophy on education is simple; we aim to inspire a passion and enjoyment for learning in our children, through engaging, exciting learning opportunities.

As a school, we aim to ignite a spark for learning in all young minds, that inspires and creates independence for life within an environment that is safe, stable and caring for all. Our staff, governors, parents and pupils are determined to provide the very best for our children so that they learn in school and for life.

This is my second year as Headteacher at Overthorpe and I feel privileged to be leading such a fantastic group of young people and amazing staff. The children are in extremely safe hands, as I can genuinely say that  the staff are incredibly dedicated in everything they do, ensuring the children have the very best experiences in school.  

Over the course of my first year as Headteacher at Overthorpe we made a number of changes that have had a positive impact on the children. We have completely re-written the 'Curriculum fit for Overthorpe' to ensure that our children are engaged, inspired and have a clear purpose for their learning. We utilise our amazing grounds to cater for all our children, giving them an exciting learning experience everyday!

Our school’s Christian values are Trust, Friendship, Endurance, Hope and Forgiveness and we aim to instil these in everything that we do in school and believe that these represent our fantastic pupils, Christian beliefs and the local community. We believe in all our children and we are committed to ensuring that our children are always ready for the next step of their development.

We hope you enjoy looking at the website and all the fun and exciting learning that goes on here!

Matt Birkett


Headteacher