Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300


Overthorpe CofE Academy

Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300


Overthorpe CofE Academy

Believe, enjoy, achieve.


Under normal circumstances we'd love to show prospective parents and children around our wonderful school, but unfortunately, due to current Covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to do so at this time. Please find a short video giving you a tour of the school and Early Years. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate in contacting Mr Birkett the Head Teacher or Mrs Symes, Assistant Head Teacher and EYFS leader. 

Remember applications for Primary School places closes on 15th January 2021, please follow the link below to apply. 


Welcome to our school website


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 have a fantastic group of young people and amazing staff. The staff ensure that the children always have the very best experiences in school, provide a wonderful, enriching curriculum that enables ALL of our children to enjoy themselves and achieve great things!  

We ensure that our 'Curriculum fit for Overthorpe', stimulates and excites our children to have a real purpose for learning, whilst ensuring all children fulfill their potential through a broad and balanced curriculum. 

Our school vision reflects what we want for our Overthorpe family:

'Overthorpe is more than a school-

We are the heart of our community,

In our family, we nurture the courage,

And skills to fly higher than the flock,

Whilst always providing a nest,

To come home to.' 

Our school’s Christian values are Trust, Friendship, Endurance, Hope and Forgiveness;  we aim to instill 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!


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