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Our Lady Catholic Primary School

Our Lady Catholic
Primary School

Headteacher's welcome

Welcome to Our Lady Catholic Primary School

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Our Lady Catholic Primary School. Situated in the bustling market town of Hitchin, we are a thriving and popular single form entry primary school. We are an academy and form part of The Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust (DoWAT). We are a welcoming, vibrant and happy school offering a distinctively Catholic education in an inclusive environment, welcoming children and staff of all faiths and none.

I feel incredibly proud to be the Head Teacher at Our Lady Catholic Primary School. It is a privilege to lead such a wonderful and progressive school community, and I along with all staff, are continually striving for excellence and enjoyment. Our pupils are encouraged and supported to be independent, motivated and resilient lifelong learners who are confident to reach their full potential. We are relentless in our drive and ambition to continually improve upon, and better, our previous best.

“Pupils benefit from a broad curriculum that develops their interests.
They make good progress and are well-prepared for the next stage of their education”

Ofsted July 2022

Every member of our school community lives by our vision, “to inspire all to achieve their best every day” and we aim do this by keeping Christ and our mission statement at the centre of all that we do.

Every child at Our Lady Catholic Primary School, made in God’s image and likeness, is unique and holds many gifts and talents which we value and celebrate and it is through an effective partnership between school, home and church that we aim to discover and develop these.

“The Catholic life of the school permeates the whole community in the outstanding opportunities it provides on a daily basis.”

Diocesan Inspection May 2019

We are committed to working closely with our families and the parish, not only to provide the very best for our children’s learning, but to also help our pupils make sense of their faith and their relationships with God, with each other and with the wider community in which they live. 

Our Lady is a school of which we are all proud. The governors, staff and I are committed to making Our Lady School a happy and friendly learning environment where all pupils and adults can flourish and achieve their dreams and goals. 

“This is a friendly and welcoming school. Pupils are happy and enjoy learning”   Ofsted July 2022

Our pupils enjoy their learning in a caring atmosphere where they feel safe, secure and valued and where lifetime friendships are made. It is a place where children are at the heart of every decision we make. We strive to foster a love of learning through an inclusive approach that enables everyone, from our youngest to oldest, most able to least able, to flourish and succeed both now and in the future.

We encourage and welcome visits to our inspiring school community. Our School learning ambassadors would be delighted to show you around our school of which we are all very proud.

Sarah Snowball

Head Teacher