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Our Lady of Lourdes

Catholic Nursery and Primary School

Live, Love, Learn.

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‘I like everything at Our Lady of Lourdes!’
Year 3 Pupil
‘We were extremely impressed with the school, the facilities and all of the staff.’
‘My son had a great time at the Christmas party today; he misses his teachers and friends so much that he wants to come into school tomorrow and it’s the holidays!’
Year 2 Pupil
'As always you go above and beyond.'
‘I love all my friends and the teachers at OLOL.’
Year 1 Pupil
‘We are all part of God’s family and need to be kind to each other.’
Year 2 Pupil


Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Nursery and Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers, and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone has a responsibility to act without delay to protect children by reporting anything that might suggest a child is being abused or neglected. It is our willingness to work safely and challenge inappropriate behaviours that underpins this commitment. The school seeks to work in partnership with families and other agencies to improve the outcomes for children who are vulnerable or in need.

 At Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Nursery and Primary School we strongly believe in and adhere to current safeguarding legislation which our practice reflects:

"Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility.  Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play.  In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners should make sure their approach is child centred.  This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child."

(DFE - Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, p6).


Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Nursery and Primary School is committed to ensuring the safety of all our children. We have a detailed Whole School Child Protection Policy that explains the procedures that the staff must follow to protect our children. The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for our school is Mrs. McDermott and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs) are Mr. McCann, Mrs. Siddell and Mr. Gallagher.  Our ELSA support professional, Mrs Cookson also works closely with the team. Our safeguarding governor is Maria Parker.


The Safeguarding Team can be contacted at the school on 01704 568375 or by email on

We are a dedicated team of staff, with links to our pastoral team, the ELSA team and Mental Health Team.  We will be more than happy to help with any concerns you may have.


Additional guidance can be found in the DFE 'Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023) and the document 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' (2023) based on the Government's strategy set out in Stable Homes, Built on Love (2023).

This guidance applies to all schools and is primarily for:

  • Strategic leaders
  • Headteachers, teachers and staff
  • Governing bodies, proprietors, and management committees.


It sets out the legal duties you must follow to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of eighteen in schools and colleges.


Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) 2023, sets out schools' responsibilities in terms of Filtering and Monitoring





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