Pupils at Our Lady of Lourdes
"Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School is a calm, friendly and welcoming place where pupils are happy and make good progress in their learning." Ofsted 2017
"Pupils feel safe, cared for and valued." Ofsted 2017
Our Lady of Lourdes is a Catholic Primary school and controlled by The Birmingham Diocese. It is organised into 7 classes.
- Foundation - 4-5 years
- Year 1 - 5-6 years
- Year 2 - 6-7 years
- Year 3 - 7-8 years
- Year 4 - 8-9 years
- Year 5 - 9-10 years
- Year 6 - 10-11 years
Teaching assistants are timetabled to support the needs of children in each class.
"Children get off to a good start in the well-organised early years, and are suitably prepared for Year 1." Ofsted 2017
"Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, including the understanding of British values, is actively promoted." Ofsted 2017
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.