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Our Lady of LourdesCatholic Primary School & Nursery

“Christ at the centre of our school where we live, love and learn together”


Welcome to the website of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, Yardley Wood, Birmingham. If you are worried about a child please speak to a DSL in school or telephone 01213031888 - CASS


At Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School we welcome children seeking admission for our Nursery Class and Reception Class. In addition we run waiting lists for parents who wish to seek admission at other stages of their school career through the In Year Admission Process.


We are a Catholic School, founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families. The school is conducted by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust Deed and Instrument of Government and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.


We ask all parents applying for a place here to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community. This does not affect the right of parents who are not of the faith of this school to apply for and be considered for a place here.


On this page you can access our detailed Admissions Policy and the Criteria by which children gain entry to Our Lady of Lourdes. If you have any questions about the process please telephone Mrs S McGrath at the School Office on 01214442684 and she will be able to assist you.


Please note that we require all parents seeking admission for their child to complete our Supplementary Information Form and provide the required evidence of home address and Baptism. Failure to provide this information will affect the criteria by which your child is measured.


Our Lady of Lourdes Admissions Consultation 2020/2021

Our Lady of Lourdes is proposing to make changes to the over-subscription criteria that form part of its Admission Policy. This change will come into effect for pupils that start Nursery or Reception Classes 1st September 2020 (and beyond) and so all parents seeking to apply for that round of admission will be affected by these changes. There are no changes to the Admission Policies relating to 2019/2020 that are attached below.


Interested parties to this consultation include:

  • Parents of pupils attending OLOL
  • Other people with in the opinion of the school have an interest in the admissions arrangements
  • All primary schools in the borough that are their own admissions authority
  • The Local Authority
  • Neighbouring Authorities
  • The Archdiocese


The Published admission arrangements will be available here for a period of 6 weeks from 10th December to 19th January to allow all interested parties to access them. Parents will be sent a hard copy on 10th December. All other parties may request a hard copy by telephoning the School Office on 01214442684. 


Comments are welcomed about the proposed changes to the over subscription criteria only. We do not seek comment on any other part of the document and comments about any other section will not be used in this process. These comments must be made in writing and sent to Mrs S McGrath C/O the School Office. 


A copy of the School Admission Code is available here