Our Lady’s Primary School is a Catholic School for boys and girls aged from four to eleven years. The children are taught in mixed-ability classes for most work.
The school was founded and is supported by the Church, grant aided by the Department for Education, and maintained by the Local Education Authority.
It was opened in 1965, initially as an Infant and Primary school, replacing the original Parish School which had stood close to the Parish Church in Knox Road since 1888. When Our Lady’s Infant School was opened in 1972, our Primary School was designated as two-form-entry.
The school is set in open, pleasant grounds. The attractive surroundings create a pleasant working environment, with light and comfortably sized classrooms.
We feel that ‘Our Lady’s’ is a very special name for our school. Its significance is in the love and response of Mary, chosen by God to be a very special parent, the mother of Jesus. Our mission as parents and teachers is to bring up our children in a Christian community which will inspire their formation as future adults of society. We encourage consideration for others and this is demonstrated by our success in charity work.
As new parents we extend to you a very warm welcome: for you this is the first introduction to our school and we hope that you quickly become a valued partner in the education of your child.
Each year we look at the names of our new children. It is always a delight to recognise and welcome younger children of present families, as well as younger children of parents whose older children have moved on some years ago. This provides a continuation or renewal of established relationship and friendship, with our parents. Increasingly it is a pleasure to welcome the children of past pupils.
We have an enthusiastic and dedicated staff who are committed to the aims of Our Lady’s and enhance that community relationship. Their aim is to help all children achieve their best work, along with good behaviour and appearance, and to show care and concern for others.