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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

Ofsted Reports

OFSTED Inspections


The common inspection framework (CIF) applies to registered early years settings, maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools and further education and skills providers.


Inspectors will write the judgements in the same language and will mean the same things. However, the CIF does not mean ‘one size fits all’. A handbook for each remit applies the principles of the framework to the needs and expectations of different phases of education and training. Inspections will be carried out by inspectors who have the relevant experience and expertise. Inspectors will make judgements on the following areas for all remits:

  • Effectiveness of leadership and management
  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare
  • Outcomes for children and learners.


Inspectors will always make a judgement on the effectiveness of safeguarding.


At the moment schools can be judged as follows:

  • Requires Improvement or Inadequate – Ofsted’s monitoring processes kick in to provide support and challenge
  • Good – it returns to the short inspection cycle (approximately every three years)
  • Outstanding – it is exempt from routine inspection and will only undergo full inspection if performance drops


Please read Our Lady of Lourdes most recent Inspection Report and the previous reports below.