Admissions to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School & Nursery
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 request that all parents and carers applying for a place respect the aims, attitudes, values, expectations and commitment of this voluntary aided Catholic School.
We warmly welcome pupils and families of other faiths to be considered for a place at our school.
Parents wishing to apply for a reception place at a primary school for September admission must apply to their local council. If your child reaches 4 years of age between 1st September and 31st August, you must complete both forms.
- On-line application via the admissions website - click to go to website
- Our Lady of Lourdes Supplementary Information Form - select year below
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
If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the School Office firstname.lastname@example.org . You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with your local authority admissions (Brent Council can be contacted via the following link
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 2024/2025
Deadline for applications TBC for children due to start Reception Class in September 2024.
Primary offer day for your child TBC.
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.
If the application for a place in school is unsuccessful you have the right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.
1. If you wish to appeal against non-admission, please do so in writing to the Co-Chairs of Governing Body care of the school
2.Appeals should be lodged by Thursday 16th May 2024. Appellants will receive at least ten school days’ notice of their appeal hearing date. Appeals are heard as soon as practicably 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.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Nursery Class - St Francis
Part time and Full time places available. Our Nursery Class has space for 30 pupils who will turn 3 years of age by 31st August.
Nestled in the midst of a busy community, Our Lady of Lourdes is an oasis of calm that provides a fantastic learning environment for your child to develop. Our wonderfully spacious and colourful learning environment has the most up-to-date facilities to encourage your child’s development, providing a happy and secure stepping-stone from which your child can progress onto ‘big’ school.
Our staff are highly qualified, dedicated and caring, with a wealth of experience in delivering early years education. We provide a free hot lunch for all full-time children.
We offer fun packed activities across the week to develop skills and understanding through play. The children are presented with a wide range of practical experiences intended to motivate, stimulate and challenge and which promote learning through experience and encouragement of independence in preparation for the next stage of their learning journey.
Reception Class - St Bernadette
We have space for 30 pupils into our Reception Class. However please note that entry is not automatic from Nursery due to our admission criteria (see admissions on Parent link).
Due to our well structured procedures, and highly skilled and experienced EYFS teaching and support staff children settle into their Reception class with ease. Pupils transitioning from our Nursery learning environment have already developed much of the knowledge and understanding required to access and master the next stage of EYFS Curriculum. They are also well equipped to make progress in their phonics and reading using the Read, Write Inc Phonics & Reading Scheme. Children also feel safe and secure with known adults in a familiar setting which expedites the settling in process, thus having a positive impact on children's overall wellbeing, and their progress and attainment.
For children who are unfamiliar to the school we offer a Buddy System to help with the settling in process. Our Reception pupils are assigned a Year 6 Buddy who will look out for them during the school day and help them to find their way around the school.
Teaching your child to become fluent and confident readers at an early stage is a high priority for us here at Our Lady Lourdes. Our team of mainstream Early Years and Foundation Stage professionals provide children with opportunities to read before school during our early morning 'Soft Start' sessions, and additional Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) support groups for pupils who have been identified as needing further support.
Our aim is for all pupils to be fully equipped to meet the social and academic challenges of the next stage of their educational journey.
For further information on our Early Years and Foundation Stage Provision please contact the school office.