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.

This is my first Headship, after working as a Deputy Headteacher in two different schools for almost 7 years. I was lucky enough to do some work at Overthorpe a couple of years ago, which gave me an insight into what a fantastic school it is, with amazing children and staff. When I had the opportunity to come and work at Overthorpe this year, I jumped at the chance!

Our school’s Christian values are Trust, Friendship, Endurance, Hope and Forgiveness. 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.

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.

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