Learning inside and outside of
We continually work to maximise opportunities for our children to reach their full potential by developing our inside and outside learning environments. Recently we have refurbished all our Junior classrooms and redeveloped the library area to be inviting and stimulating places to learn. In partnership with governors and the PTA, the school has resurfaced all play and recreational areas, as well as developed a new and engaging wildlife area in the school grounds.
Teaching children English and Maths is important, but we also understand that working together is a big part of the skills needed for life after education. At Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School we actively encourage teamwork and the helping of others through the promotion of a Growth Mindset, Playground Buddies and collaborative learning.
Our parents’ views are very important to us.
In our recent parent survey, 100% of respondents said that
- their child is happy at the school
- their child feels safe at the school
- their child is taught well at the school
- the school is a welcoming place to visit
- the school has a good reputation in the local community
Here are some comments from parents about our school:
“The school has an excellent reputation for care, education and discipline” – “Great reputation with excellent teachers led by a great Headmaster and Catholic faith values” – “The great sense of community is one of the things I value most, it contributes greatly to my child’s all round development.” – “Good or very good teaching staff” – “I value the family spirit, the church links, the Reception teacher’s incredible teaching, the Headteacher’s leadership, how much the parents are encouraged to get involved (workshops, craft days etc)” – “Good behaviour, fantastic teaching, wonderful staff” – “It is a very nurturing school, and every child is encouraged to fulfil their potential.” – “I value the way the children are nurtured, cared for and believed in by the teachers and all staff” – “I value the strong sense of community, good leadership, teachers and nice peers.”
We encourage all parents to visit Ofsted Parent View and leave their views of our school. You can do so by clicking this link.
Being a small school, we can ensure that each pupil is given the care and support they need, which reflects in our Ofsted reports. View our most recent report rated as Good here:
P.E. and After School Clubs
Our purpose is to live, love and learn as a school community in partnership with home, parishes and the wider world. We help and nourish the children’s mental and physical development with:
- After school activities (click for more information)
- The Deans Sports Partnership (click for more information)
- School Captains
- Residential Trips in Yrs 5 & 6
The children learn how to work as a team and individually during their Physical Education, providing necessary skills for post-education life.
Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School
British Values Statement
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School is a Catholic School which seeks to live out the values of Jesus Christ.
As a Catholic school we are fully committed to the values contained within the Gospels. As modern British values have evolved from a time when we were historically Christian, our Gospel values and British values are fundamentally linked and interwoven. In 2011, the government defined British Values as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.
We proudly promote these same values through our curriculum as a Catholic school as represented in our mission statement. This recognises every pupil is unique and created in the image of God. (Genesis 1:27) Our framework for understanding British Values draws on the example of Jesus and his welcome and inclusion of all, which is the basis of Catholic Social Teaching.
If you would like to find out more to enroll your child or if you have a general query please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School, The Green, Rottingdean, BN2 7HA.
Contact name for all enquiries: Joanne Dow
Tel: 01273 306980
Fax: 01273 308809
Email: [email protected]
Parish website (Our Lady of Lourdes Rottingdean and St Patricks Woodingdean): http://www.ololandstp.org
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children and we expect all staff, parents and carers to share this commitment.