Overdale Junior School has excellent facilities which enhance the learning experience of our pupils.
We have 14 classrooms available for teaching, all with interactive whiteboards, a well stocked library and an ICT suite with 30 PCs and 60 mini laptops. School uses DB Primary as its virtual learning platform, which pupils can access from home to gain access to homework and curriculum resources.
Thanks to fundraising efforts by Overdale Parents Association we now have a dedicated teaching kitchen which is used for Food Routes.
We have refurbished our basement to provide a music and performance space.
Our spacious assembly hall is used for concerts, meetings and clubs, gymnastics and other PE activities. We have a dining hall, with kitchen, housed in a separate building and school dinners are prepared freshly on the premises every day.
Outside there are extensive grounds around the school, which include two hard surface playgrounds with play equipment, a large field used for sports and at playtime, and a wooded area with a stream. Indeed, the range of habitats within the school campus has led to us joining the Forest School project.
As a Healthy School we encourage our pupils to walk, scoot or cycle to school and provide a large covered shelter for them to lock their bikes and scooters in.
We have also been very fortunate over the years to have our own open air heated swimming pool, with changing facilities, but unfortunately the use of this is currently under evaluation. Please see the letter below (Nov 2016) for further details.