"They have fun during break-times and during lessons. They are constantly learning and developing rapidly..." OFSTED 2017
"In this school, pupils’ very strong personal development is at the core of learning. From the moment they start in this school, adults very carefully nurture pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils are curious and enthusiastic about learning..." OFSTED 2017
"The curriculum is broad and taught in a very engaging way. Excellent teaching ensures that pupils make rapid progress. Teachers plan lessons and activities that make pupils think deeply, work quickly and build learning systematically..." OFSTED 2017
Admissions to our School
Wigan LA will only offer ONE school place to each child, please ensure you select Our Lady's as your first choice in order to secure the best chance of being offered a place at our school. A pupil who was ranked 64th out of 64 was offered a place at our school because they placed Our Lady's as their first choice. If you would like to discuss your application please do not hesitate to contact us on 01942 832299.
For each new September intake there are 30 places at school for Reception Year children, if 30 children or less apply for a place ALL children who apply will be offered a place, however if more than 30 children apply, places will be allocated with reference to the school's Admissions policy. For more information please CLICK HERE
Frequently Asked Questions about Admission can be found by CLICKING HERE
Late applications/Preference changes
If you have not yet applied for a primary school place, or you wish to change your mind about the preferences or the order of preferences after the closing date, you must complete a late application form.
Wigan LA Late application form - Primary
During the current Covid-19 situation we are still planning to hold our annual OPEN DAY, please CLICK HERE for more information on how our socially distanced OPEN DAY will work. We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
If you are unable to join us at our Open Day for parents and children wishing to apply for a place in our school starting in September 2023, please contact the school to arrange a personal tour of the school.
Please see our promotional video above for a brief overview of the school. This was kindly produced by Matthew & Ben of Parallax Media who were students at Runshaw College.
On behalf of the whole community of Our Lady’s, may I welcome you to our school website.
We hope that you will find all of the information you are looking for and that the website will give you an insight into the life at our wonderful school.
Being the Headteacher of Our Lady’s gives me great pleasure. I am fully committed to the community of Our Lady’s and strive to ensure that the school serves our local children and their families well.
I believe our school is very special. Our Lady’s enjoys a reputation as a happy and caring Catholic primary school. We are proud of our academic achievements, our friendly purposeful atmosphere and the extra curricular provision made available to our pupils.
We expect the highest standards from our pupils in all aspects of school life, in their attitudes to learning and in their behaviour. Our Lady’s staff are committed, talented and professional, providing a caring, safe and supportive learning environment for our pupils.
We try to encourage at all times an active partnership with parents, pupils, governors and parish to help ensure the best possible education for each one of our pupils.
We hope you like our website; however, if there is anything else you would find useful please let us know through the ‘Contact Us’ page. You are very welcome to visit and experience our outstanding school for yourself – learning and loving together; we grow with Jesus.
As headteacher, I am always able to make time to talk to parents, so please do not hesitate to ask.
I look forward to meeting you and your child.
Mr Chris Horridge
Newsletter Issue 19 - 2021/22
19 Jun 2022
Congratulations to our Year 3 children who have now made their Holy Communion. It was a fantastic event and marks an important step in their faith journey. Thank you to Father Kevin, our catechists and staff for preparing the children so well.
Pope Francis - Monthly Prayer Intentions
We pray for Christian families around the world; may they embody and experience unconditional love and advance in holiness in their daily lives.
Newsletter Issue 18 - 2021/22
5 Jun 2022
We keep our Year 3 children in our thoughts and prayers as they move on to the next step of their Sacramental Programme journey. The children are due to celebrate their First Holy Communion this weekend. We wish them well.
During the Summer term each class will be inviting their parents to join them virtually for their class collective worship. The sessions will be from 11:00am and will be on the following dates.
• Reception: Monday 27th June
• Year 1:Thursday 30th June
• Year 2: Friday 1st July
• Year 3: Tuesday 5th July
• Year 4: Wednesday 6th July
• Year 5: Wednesday 7th July
• Year 6: Monday 11th July
Each class will send out a TEAMS invite to their families prior to their session.
Newsletter Issue 17 - 2021/22
15 May 2022
Year 3 Sacramental Programme
Our Year 3 children attended a joint catechist session with Holy Family recently. We thank these wonderful volunteers in the parish who support our children on their faith journey.
Father Kevin Visit
Last Thursday, Father Kevin kindly visited the Year 3 children to talk about Pentecost; such an important event in the liturgical calendar.