A Warm Welcome to Overstone Park School
A non-selective independent school registered with DFE and Ofsted for boys and girls aged 0 to 18 years.
Founded by Corville and Marion Brown in 1983, the school building is an extensive modern one storey building with an eco-friendly timber cladding appearance, over a permanent brick structure, which sits harmoniously in the beautiful country park of Overstone Park, which comprises over 350 acres including a golf course, stables and farmland.
The school owns 12 acres of recreational sports and playing fields. This exclusive setting is ideal for pupils of all ages and abilities. Within its beautiful grounds we offer excellent facilities and resources. A wealth of historical and educational heritage can be discovered here. Overstone Park School once housed a boarding school for girls which was attended by students from all over the world. At Overstone Park, we have continued this educational heritage and have educated thousands of pupils within our school departments:
- Crèche (0 to 2 years)
- Nursery (2 to 3 years)
- Pre-Preparatory (3 to school age)
- Preparatory (4 to 10 years)
- High School (10 to 18 years)
We offer the best in education to pupils of all abilities. We are committed to the pursuit excellence and the building of confidence and self-esteem within all of our pupils who we believe are all gifted and talented in their own unique way. In our safe, secure, spacious and adventurous environment, from birth to school age our children are provided with a caring team, a wide range of facilities, equipment and resources to ensure that they are given every opportunity to develop their unique talents and abilities.
According to the World Health Organisation and other health authorities, the risk of a wider global outbreak is low given the nature of the transmission of the virus (that is, physical contact as opposed to airborne) and the range of resources available to handle even a suspected case in many countries outside West Africa.
Ebola Virus Overview
People can become infected through contact with infected animals, either through the slaughtering process or by consuming blood, milk, or raw or undercooked meat. The virus passes from person to person through direct contact with the blood or other bodily fluids of infected persons, or from contact with contaminated needles or other equipment or objects.
The Ebola virus is a severe acute viral illness with a fatality rate as high as 90%. It is often characterised by sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache, nausea, and sore throat, followed by vomiting, diarrhoea, impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding.
The incubation period from infection to the onset of symptoms is two to 21 days. People remain infectious as long as their blood and secretions contain the virus, a period reportedly as long as 61 days after the onset of illness. Definitive diagnosis of the Ebola virus is made through laboratory testing using maximum infection control procedures, due to the infection risk posed by patient samples.
With some health authorities now recommending that nonessential travel to the region be curtailed, any organisations with colleagues near, or travelling through affected areas should take precautions. Marsh Risk Consulting (MRC) recommends that you and your organisation consider the following:
- Monitor developments via the websites of the WHO, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), your national health authority, and local health authorities.
- Educate yourself and colleagues about Ebola’s transmission and infection-control measures.
- Unless it is business-critical, consider curtailing travel to affected countries or locations.
- If you are considering travel to affected areas, you may want to reconsider your itinerary or plans. If you are in an affected area, avoid high-risk activities such as contact with ill people or the bodies of people who have died from Ebola, with sick or dead wildlife, or with bush meat.
- Pay strict attention to hygiene. Frequently wash your hands or use hand sanitiser, avoid touching your face, and avoid close contact with an obviously sick person.
- Be aware that screening and isolation measures are already or may be put into place. Travellers suspected of being sick or in contact with an infected person could be quarantined.
- If you get sick in any affected country and have symptoms similar to Ebola (i.e. malaria), it may prove more difficult than usual to travel regionally or internationally for medical treatment. Also, if you happen to fall ill while travelling, avoid medical facilities treating Ebola cases.
- Authorities could close down borders to combat the disease, thereby stranding you or other colleagues in country.
- If you travel to a suspect area or come in contact with a suspect person or contaminated object, monitor your health and seek medical attention if you feel sick (i.e. fever, headache, achiness, sore throat, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach pain, rash, or red eyes).
GCSE League Table Results 2014
Overstone Park School – GCSE/BTEC Results 2014
The DfE applies ‘discounting’ to secondary school performance measures which means that when a pupil has taken two or more qualifications with an overlap in curriculum (such as English & English Literature) the performance table only gives credit once for one of the subjects. Regrettably this has had a negative impact on some of the subjects taken which have been achieved but have not been included on the Performance Tables. We believe therefore that our pupil’s actual results must be shown.
The number of pupils taking GCSE at Overstone Park School has also been incorrectly recorded and this has had a negative impact on our results. We are working with the DfE to amend our results to show the actual results achieved which are listed below:-
Subject A* to C A* to G
English 83% 100%
English Literature 67% 100%
French 84% 100%
Mathematics 50% 100%
Science (including Applied Science) 100% 100%
ICT 100% 100%
Art & Design 100% 100%
Sport 100% 100%
All pupils have successfully gained access to sixth form departments and colleges and are working towards Level 3 and A Level qualifications. We wish them every success for the future.