Curbridge Road, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 5JZ
We Learn with God as our Guide
Pupils at Our Lady of Lourdes
‘Pupils say they feel very safe and parents and carers are pleased with the way the school cares for their children.’ OFSTED 2015
Our Lady of Lourdes is a Catholic Primary school and controlled by The Birmingham Diocese. It is organised into 7 classes.
Teaching assistants are timetabled to support the needs of children in each class.
'Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is actively promoted by the supportive nature of the school community and a good variety of interesting activities.’ OFSTED 2015
All children from Reception Class (summer term) to Yr 6 are allocated to a House at Our Lady’s. There are four Houses, St Thomas Aquinas – Red, St Francis of Assisi – Blue, St John Bosco – Green and St Catherine of Alexandria – Yellow and each has two Year 6 House Captains, who are voted for by the Year 6 class at the start of the school year.
The House Captains help to organise their teams and are role models for the other children in school. During assemblies throughout the year they are required to report to the rest of the school on competitions and successes. Each Term there is a prize for the Team with the most points - ice cream van, baking, visitor to school etc.
The children are put into their teams for in-school competitions, including Sports Day at the end of the summer term. Two Year 6 children also serve as ‘Sports Leaders’ for the rest of the school to ensure equipment is used safely and that children are playing fairly.