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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

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 currently open as usual


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
  • Flooding or issues with access to water 
  • Gas leak of undetermined origin


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 and to allow families time to make alternate arrangements.


The school will communicate this information in a number of ways

  • Twitter account (tagging Birmingham Council)
  • This page (the blue status at the top of the page will change to OLOL is closed today followed by the actual date)
  • The website banner will change to indicate OLOL is closed today
  • An email to all registered parents
  • A text message to all registered parents 
  • Local radio stations usually announce closures


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 and there may be no staff on site to manage your call. If you do not get a message from the school by one of the methods listed above, then we are open as normal and you do not need to check.


If school is closed there will be information about how to access learning in the email you receive from us.