Overbury Church of England First School is set in the grounds of the Overbury
Unlike other local schools which are owned directly by the County Council,
the freehold of our school building is owned by the Overbury Estate who leases
it to Worcestershire County Council. However, the Estate is not in any way
concerned with any aspects of the teaching and learning that takes place in
the school; in this we are like all the other Voluntary Controlled schools
in the country. We work closely with Overbury Estate as part of our local
community to enhance our pupils’ understanding of our local area including
agricultural farming, the stud farm and sheep rearing.
Overbury Estate has also been very closely involved and supportive with
the current building project.
St Faith’s Church
There are increasingly close links between Overbury School and the village
church. The vicar, the Reverend Susan Renshaw, is a Foundation Governor. In
addition to hosting a number of school events and organising services attended
by school pupils (such as Mothering Sunday and the Carol services), members
of St Faith’s congregation come into school to help create christingles
and mother’s day posies with the children. For their part, the children
distribute their harvest festival offerings to some of the older people in
the parish and go carol-singing round the village.