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Our Lady of Lourdes

Catholic Primary School

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The Governing Body of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School is consulting on its admissions arrangements for Nursery and Reception 2023-2024 in accordance with its statutory duty under the School Admissions Code.  The consultation period will run from 13th December 2021 until 29th January 2022.  During this time you are invited to express your views and any concerns about these admission arrangements.

Admissions to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families.  The Governing Body has sole responsibility for admissions.  We ask all parents/carers applying for a place here to respect the aims, attitudes, values, expectations and commitment of this voluntary aided Catholic School.  This does not affect the right of parents/carers who are not of the faith of this school to apply for and be considered for a place here.

Parents who want to apply for a reception place at a primary school for September admission must apply to their local council.  If your child attains 4 years of age between 1st September  and 31st August, you must complete 2 forms.

  1. On-line application via the eadmissions website  -  click to go to website
  2. Our Lady of Lourdes Supplementary Information Form  -  select year below

In-Year Applications

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form available via the school website

Admissions - Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the School Office . You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with your local authority admissions (Brent Council can be contacted via the following link

Brent Council - Apply for a primary or junior school place for September 2022

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out above, will be applied. If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list (see below). You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing, and you have the right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.

APPEALS INFORMATION - Academic Year 2022/2023

Deadline for applications is 15th January 2022 for children due to start Reception Class in September 2022.
Primary offer day for your child is 19th April 2022.
If you do not receive an offer of a place for your child from a school of your choice you have the right to appeal.

Admissions Appeals

If the application for a place in school is unsuccessful you have the right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.1b. If you wish to appeal against non-admission, please do so in writing to the Chair of Governing Body care of the school . 2.Appeals should be lodged by Thursday 18th May 2022. Appellants will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of their appeal hearing date. Appeals are heard as soon as practically possible and ideally before the start of the school year. Late application appeals are dealt with in the same way. 3. In addition to the right of appeal, unsuccessful candidate will be offered the opportunity to be placed the place on a waiting list. This waiting list will be maintained in order of the oversubscription criteria set out above and not in the order in which applications are received or added to the list. The waiting list will be held open for one school year.


Please click here for more Appeal information



Early Years Foundation Stage Classes at OLOL


Nursery Class - St Francis

Part time places are available through five morning sessions for those entitled to 15 hours funding. 

The Nursery Building is self contained and separate to the main building. The Reception Class is adjacent to the Nursery Building and together these two classes comprise our Early Years Foundation Stage Phase. 

The Nursery Class admits 30 pupils who will be three years old by 31st August.  We have an outstanding Nursery Team which consists of a very experienced Nursery teacher and Nursery Nurse as well as a part time Teaching Assistant. Provision is known to be excellent and outdoor and indoor learning opportunities are available at all times.


Reception Class - St Bernadette

We admit 30 pupils into our Reception Class. Entry is not automatic from Nursery due to our admission criteria(see admissions on Parent link). Children in Reception Class benefit from two outstanding teachers and a teaching assistant. We actively encourage students and parents to be a part of Reception Class as it is well known that small children benefit most in early development from interaction with a variety of adults as well as children.  Our Lady of Lourdes Reception Class has a wet side (linoleum cover) and a dry side (carpeted). The wet side, or Blue Room, is used for all types of stimulating and exciting messy activities whilst the Rainbow Room, or dry side, is for more structured and quiet activities, such as reading and writing. Children also have acees at all times to quality learning in the outdoor environment. 

Reception Class children remain in their own private playground area until late in the summer term when they begin to mix with the Infants from Years One and Two in the main Infant Playground. This prepares them effortlessly for the transition to Year One.