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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

House Teams

House Teams at Our Lady of Lourdes


At Our Lady of Lourdes every child from Reception to Year 6 is part of a House Team. The six houses are mixed age. Being part of a house team helps develop opportunities for year groups to work together, encourages children to support each other, gives them a strong sense of responsibility and belonging and provides them with a range of additional activities to take part in.


Your child will stay in the same house team for their time at OLOL and as much as possible we ensure that siblings are placed in the same team as their family. Each team has a captain, elected by Year 6 pupils in September. House Teams meet once a half term. Each teacher is also allocated to a house.


We have a merit system, where children earn points or merits individually and these are recorded in the child’s Merit Book. The children are encouraged to reach milestones in their Merit Book and at each level the children are awarded a certificate at our Celebration Assembly:


  • Bronze Award – 25 Merits
  • Silver Award – 50 Merits
  • Gold Award – 100 Merits
  • Platinum Award – 200 Merits


Children can earn merits for being good learners, excellence in different subject areas, by showing effort and determination, confidence and for great personal achievement. Children can earn merits for demonstrating the Jesuit virtues. Merits are also awarded for working well with others by getting along, working as a team and being organised. Any member of staff can award Merits and they are issued one at a time.

ST Clare of Assisi
St Joseph
St Vincent de Paul
Blessed Oscar Romero
St Nicholas Owen
St John Bosco
St Teresa of Calcutta