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Our Lady Catholic Primary School

Our Lady Catholic
Primary School

Headteacher's welcome

Recent News

We are delighted to announce that Ciara Nicholson, our Executive Headteacher, has been promoted to Director of Primary Improvement at our Trust
(Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust)

From September 2022, Mrs Ciara Nicholson will take up her exciting new position supporting our Trust’s family of primary schools - including Our Lady Catholic Primary School - to continue to build on the improvements made at Our Lady Catholic Primary School and ensure hundreds of children receive the excellent education that our young people
already experience.

We are pleased to confirm that we have appointed Mrs Sarah Snowball as our new Headteacher. Mrs Snowball has been with our school for four years and already works closely with our families and children and is therefore aligned with our mission and core values. We hope you’ll join us in congratulating her on her new role.

Ciara Nicholson, Our Executive Headteacher, said:

“Our Lady Catholic Primary School and its community has a special place in my heart. I’m pleased to be able to continue to work with the school in my new role to help it continue on its journey to outstanding. I remain committed to the flourishing of our children and our school’s journey of ongoing improvement. I am pleased to be handing the leadership of the school to Mrs Snowball - you are all in safe hands and this will be a fantastic next step.”

Sarah Snowball, our new Headteacher, said:

"I am delighted to take up the leadership of Our Lady Catholic Primary School and support our children to achieve their dreams. I joined the school 4 years ago as an Assistant Head teacher and have been privileged to watch our children - and school - grow. We have a really exciting future ahead and I look forward to working closely with our community.”

Welcome to Our Lady Catholic Primary School

Our Lady School is a thriving and popular single form entry school located in the bustling market town of Hitchin. We offer a distinctively Catholic education in an inclusive environment, welcoming children and staff of all faiths and none.

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.

“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 seek to work together with parents, as the first educators, to provide children with the cultural capital they will need to be successful in their future lives. We aim to introduce them to new and meaningful knowledge, skills and experiences that will equip them to be confident, resilient and motivated life-long learners. 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. Please visit our curriculum and class pages for more detail.

Ciara Nicholson
Executive Headteacher 
Sarah Snowball
Head of School

It is a privilege to lead such a wonderful and progressive school community, and we along with all staff, are relentless in our drive and ambition to continually improve upon, and better, our previous best.

We encourage and welcome visits to our inspiring school community.

Kind regards,

Ciara Nicholson and Sarah Snowball