Overchurch Junior School

Our Mission

Respect, Believe, Achieve


Our school is a family where everyone works together and every child is encouraged to realise their potential.

We believe that children should love and respect each other and the world around them.

Children who leave Overchurch Junior School will be confident, considerate, independent learners with a thirst for knowledge and a passion for life-long learning.


At Overchurch Junior School, we have developed 7 principles of learning that run throughout our curriculum:

  • Resilience – determined; self-controlled; persistent; courageous; diligent
  • Empathy – fair; compassionate; kind; courteous; unselfish
  • Self – Awareness – self-confident; self-disciplined; honest; humorous; adaptable
  • Positivity – motivates; optimistic; inspirational
  • Excellence – creative; curious; inspiring; proud; critical thinker
  • Communication – listens; influences; reflects; evaluates
  • Teamwork – cooperative; responsible; caring; makes decisions; helpful; patient

‘Pupils’ courteous and considerate behaviour makes the school a welcoming and safe place to be. They follow the school rules without fuss or complaint. Pupils are comfortable and relaxed in each other’s company. They show respect to everyone they meet. Pupils view the differences between people as something to celebrate, not as a reason to be unkind.’

OFSTED October 2021

‘The school’s ‘RESPECT’ values are so well ingrained that they are part and parcel of everyday life. Pupils genuinely understand how to treat each other, regardless of any differences. They are keen to play their part in the school community and beyond the school gates, acting as school counsellors, subject ambassadors and donating money to those less fortunate than themselves. Pupils are very well prepared to make a positive contribution to British society.’

OFSTED October 2021