‘Overdale Junior School continues to be a good school.’
Overdale Junior School is a multicultural academy school in the Local Authority of Leicester, and is a friendly and welcoming place where we promote creativity and the enjoyment of learning.
‘This is an inclusive and caring school. Pupils are proud of their culturally diverse school. They appreciate their helpful teachers. Leaders are ambitious about what every pupil can achieve.’
We are situated on the southern edge of the city of Leicester in a mainly residential area. Our school campus is shared with Overdale Infant School, with which there is increasingly close liaison.
The school was opened in September 1956, with a new extension added in 2009. We have 16 mixed ability classes across Years 3 to 6 totalling around 480 pupils. Our children develop strong relationships with the teachers and peers through their learning and extracurricular activities.
We are fortunate to have a great deal of outside space at the school, including all weather playgrounds, a sports field and a wooded area and we are an established Forest School to make even more use of the green space around the school for learning opportunities.