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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

Extreme Weather Closures

Extreme Weather and Emergency Closure


 This message will update if there are any changes to the status of the school

  • OLOL school is OPEN as normal. Please check this page routinely for any new information.


  • OLOL School is OPEN on 13th December 2017. All pupils to access school via playground pathways. NO BREAKFAST CLUB bookings but we will take bookings for AFTER SCHOOL CLUB. Decisions about after school activities will be taken on 13th December. If you have IEP meetings arranged (or cancelled from 11th and 12th) staff will be in touch to rearrange with you. Please be careful on paths as there is still a danger of ice.


  • OLOL School is CLOSED on 12th December 2017 due to a subsequent site inspection which showed a deterioration in conditions since 2.00pm today when the initial decision was made. We apologise to all parents and families for the inconvenience caused and are reversing this decision to keep children, staff and commuters safe on the roads tomorrow 


It is always a very serious decision to close the school. We appreciate that it can cause a great inconvenience to parents, children and staff and will not happen unless absolutely necessary.


Reasons for closing the school may include

  • Severe snow making travel to/from school unsafe
  • Breakdown of the school heating system making it impossible for us to keep children and staff warm


The decision about whether or not to close the school is taken by the Head Teacher in consultation with the Chair of Governors. If the decision is made to close it will be made as early in the morning as possible (or on the night before) to prevent unnecessary journeys.


The school will communicate this information in a number of ways

  • Twitter account
  • This page (the blue status at the top of the page will change to OLOL is closed today followed by the actual date)
  • A text message to all parents via School Comms
  • Local radio stations


In extreme weather circumstances, the Local Authority may decide on a blanket closure of all schools. Head Teachers receive this information by email as soon as the decision is made and then we will advise parents as listed above. Any other reason to close will come from the school directly.


Please avoid telephoning the school to ask if we are open. It blocks the phone lines. If you do not get a message from the school by one of the methods listed then we are open as normal and you do not need to check.