Overbury Estate


Overbury Church of England First School is set in the grounds of the Overbury Estate.

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.