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.

Our Neighbourhood Nest

" ... while providing a nest to come home to." 

Our Neighbourhood Nest is a space for the whole community to come and enjoy. It is located in the old Surestart building at the top of our school drive and is home to Mrs Keeley Loney, our Community Champion. 
Our Neighbourhood Nest offers social and learning events for members of our community of all ages through workshops, courses, coffee mornings and fun sessions.
A weekly coffee morning is held every Wednesday from 9am. This is a chance to come along with friends, or to meet new people and to share any thoughts and ideas about how we can utilise the centre.

If you know anyone who would like to join any of groups, please invite them … they do not have to have pupils at our school, we are open to the whole community and we are here to serve your needs. Our current groups are listed below:









Seniors Group

10am – 12pm


Open to all Thornhill Seniors

Talks, quizzes, games, bingo, raffles, visits from pupils, visits out.

Thornhill Sewing and Craft Club

6.30 – 8.30pm


Open to all

Bring your unfinished projects and have a cuppa and a natter


Nursery Rhymes @ Nest

11.30am – 12.30pm

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month

Open to all with young children, particularly those interested in joining Overthorpe Early Years classes.

Rhymes and games


Please book so we can order lunches

Families Connect


Weekly starting 28th Jan

Parents of pupils in Klee (Y1) or Lowry (Rec)

Please talk to Keeley if you are interested

Save the Children course where parents learn alongside their children. Led by school staff.

Knock Out Depression

7pm –  8pm


Open to all

Strategies to support mental health


Coffee Morning



Open to all

Come and have a coffee and a chat

Kirklees Health Walks

As advertised

2nd and 4th Weds of the month

Open to all

Family local walks


Thornhill Sewing and Craft Club

1pm – 3pm

Last Thurs of the month

Open to all

Bring your unfinished projects and have a cuppa and a natter


Dewsbury Memories

10 – 11.30am

3rd Friday of every month

Open to all

Reminiscing about sports (and other things) in Thornhill and Dewsbury


1,30pm – 3,30pm


Open to all

See below.


Additional Events held in Our Neighbourhood Nest:

20th Jan 2020:  First Aid Awareness 1-3.30pm (limited places still available, please book).

22nd Jan 2020: Topic Homework Club

4th Feb 2020:   Parent Forum – all parents of Overthorpe pupils welcome. This time we will be discussing the outcomes of the parental survey, homework and reading.

7th Feb 2020    Ruth from Locala is running a drop in parental support session giving advice on your child’s sleeping patterns and routines

4th March 2020: First Aid Awareness 6pm – 8.30pm (limited places still available, please book).


 For more information contact Keeley Loney on 07384445711. 


Also find us on Facebook: “Our Neighbourhood Nest” and also on Twitter @Ourneighbourho1.


Fareshare is an initiative where food which has been over-ordered by supermarkets is shared out in communities. We have a delivery to Our Neighbourhood Nest every Friday, and we are currently running Fareshare sessions on Friday afternoons from 1.30 – 3.30pm.


You will be able to purchase a freezer bag and a thermometer from Keeley during your first visit for £1. Then, each week you should return with your bag and thermometer and will be given a list of food that you can take for free to provide a few meals at home.  Our coffee machine is always on and we will sometimes be running cookery sessions or handing out recipe cards using the available foods during these times too.


The principal purpose of Fareshare is to support families in need or in crisis. However, we have plenty of donations to go around at Overthorpe so everyone is more than welcome to attend while the project is in its early stages.


If you would like to talk to us about your needs as a family, please feel free us through Keeley Loney or through the school office.

In some circumstances, we may be able to put your bags of food aside for you to collect at a more convenient time.