We are a forward thinking school and have big ambitions for our children. Our team of staff work in close partnership with parents as we recognise and greatly appreciate the efforts made in helping children learn long before they join our school. We know that happy children are confident children and at Overdale Junior School we want to inspire them and create an enthusiasm for everything they do, both inside and outside the classroom. The environment and creative curriculum we offer encourages expression, courage and the determination to tackle a challenge. Our size means we can get to know each other well and we emphasise the importance of diversity, good behaviour and working together. We are a close community that values the happiness of its children and provides the ideal setting to build their confidence and prepare them for the future.

About Us


  Overdale Junior School is a multi-cultural maintained school in the Local Authority of Leicester, and is a friendly and welcoming place where we promote creativity and the enjoyment of learning. 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 12 mixed ability classes across Years 3 to 6 and the children develop strong relationships with the teachers and peers through their learning and extra curricular 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 currently in the process of establishing ourselves as a Forest School in order to make even more use of the green space around the school for learning opportunities. Our Aims "As the Headteacher my vision, with the governors, is a focus on excellence that exploits the benefits of a large school embedded in its local community and enjoying strong links to the wider community.  We aim to make points of transition into and out of our school as seamless as possible, and work very closely with local infant and secondary schools so children are well prepared for their next steps.  I invite you to see for yourself what our school is like and to discuss our ambitions, and invite you to visit our school to see us in action." Mrs J Hart, Headteacher  

Statement of Aims Overdale Junior School works with children to:

•develop enquiring minds;

•teach them to reach high standards in all areas of the curriculum, according to their ability;

•be highly motivated learners;

•develop high self-esteem and self-respect;

•encourage them to extend and challenge their own self-belief;

•develop imaginative, creative and logical thinking; •enable them to live in harmony in a diverse world;

•develop a healthy mind and body; and

•value the environment.  

OAK Multi-Academy Trust

A partnership of schools in Leicestershire and Leicester city.

We are part of OAK Multi-Academy Trust, a partnership of schools in Leicestershire and Leicester city.

OAK Trust is committed to providing an inspirational education which allows all our pupils to realise their full potential as learners and citizens through excellent teaching, learning and development of the whole child.

To find out more about the trust and browse current live vacancies, please click here 

Staff Benefits

In addition to free onsite parking, we offer all employees;

  • Lifestyle Savings – Access a huge range of savings across the UK’s major retailers
  • Home and Electronics – Spread the cost of thousands of technology and home appliances shipped by Currys and John Lewis & Partners
  • Cycle to Work – Save up to 43%* on the latest bikes and accessories for your commute to work (savings are realised through a salary sacrifice arrangement. Excluding disposal fee. Figures are a guide only and dependent on personal situation).
  • Gym Membership – Get healthy and spread the cost at a choice of over 3,000 gyms
  • Health Cash Plan - Spread the cost of your everyday healthcare. Claim cash back when you visit the dentist or optician, plus much more
  • Eye Test Vouchers – Eligible staff are able to receive a free eye test every 2 years at their local Specsavers
  • Physiotherapy – Access to online advice and exercise programmes
  • Counselling & Wellbeing Support - Access to a Wellbeing Resource Library
  • Weight Management Support – Access to personal trainer support, links to health apps and gym challenges
  • Menopause Support – Support from qualified nurses who specialise in supporting employees regarding menopause
  • GP Phone & Video Consultation – Accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Cancer & Nurse Support Service – Receive guidance and support from qualified nurses

Leicester City Information

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