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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. If you think a child is in immediate danger please phone 999. We are an Operation Encompass School


Open Mornings 2023/2024

We would like to invite families who have an interest in sending their child to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School Reception or Nursery Class in September 2024, to join us for an Open Morning session with the Head Teacher on one of the following dates:

Friday 20th October 2023 (9.30 - 11.00 am)

Saturday 11th November 2023 (9.00 - 10.00 am)

Friday 24th November 2023 (2.30 - 3.20 pm)

Each session (except 24th Nov) will consist of a short meeting with the Head Teacher, a tour of the school, an opportunity to ask questions and then we will provide you with the application packs necessary to apply for Nursery or Reception Class. Parents wishing to join the session do not need to book but should arrive on time for the welcome from the Head Teacher (Office staff will welcome parents from 15 minutes before the session through the main front entrance).  Please feel free to look through our website and Twitter feed to find out more about the school. 

Admissions Letter to Year R Parents 2023/24 (Sept 2024 start)

Admission to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School

At Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School we welcome children seeking admission for our Nursery Class and Reception Class (starting in September each year). 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 the Catholic ethos and its importance to the members of the school community. This does not affect the rights 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. It is the responsibility of the parent making application to provide school with this form and all requested evidentiary paperwork and failure on any of these aspects will impact your application. 


In-Year Applications to OLOL (Years 1 - 6)

An application can be made for a place for your child at any time outside the admission round and you child will be admitted if there are available places.  An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form which is available on this page (see below). A hard copy of the application form can be obtained by contacting the school office at 01214442684 or calling in to collect one personally. 


Completed application forms must be and returned to Mrs McGrath, Admissions Officer at the school address. Please note that you will be required to bring additional documentation to show the school so this stage is best done in person. 


Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2022/2023, will be applied. The full admission arrangements can be found on this page (see below) or by contacting the school office to request a hard copy  Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.


If there are no places available, your child will be added to the waiting list and further information relating to this will be included in the letter sent from the school advising you of the outcome of your application.  


You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of its receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days.


You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful. You should wait until you have received your letter from the Governing Body advising you that there is no place available before you appeal. 


If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the school and someone will be happy to discuss the matter with you.  You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority who can be contacted on 01213031888.

Supplementary Information

Application for a Change of School (In Year)