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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 2021/2022

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 2022, to join us for an Open Morning session with the Head Teacher on one of the following dates:

Friday 22nd October 2021 at 10.00 am


Saturday 13th November at 9.00 am

Each session 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). We would ask all visitors to our school to wear facemasks to attend these events (the children do not need to) - if you are unwilling to wear a facemask or shield, we are sorry but we will not be able to accommodate you on these visits at this time and invite you instead to look through our website and Twitter feed to find out more about the school. 

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 this 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.


Applications for Reception Class - Sept 2021