Introduction

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School was opened in 1967 as the Parish School of Our Lady of Fatima, Quinton. In February 2021 the school became part of the Emmaus Multi Academy Company. The building has a pleasant, open aspect and is situated on the south side of the Hagley Road, opposite Lightwoods Park in Harborne.

The School provides for its pupils a primary curriculum with special emphasis on the teaching of the Catholic faith and regular participation in the liturgy and prayer life of the Church.

There are 213 children aged four to eleven on roll. Up to 30 children are admitted each September to the Reception Class. Children aged four years on August 31st are eligible for admission during the Autumn Term. Reception children are invited to spend some time in the school prior to commencing full-time attendance. This normally takes place during the Summer Term. At the beginning of July, a meeting is usually organised for their parents so that the school’s aims and objectives can be discussed; this year however, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are looking to update parents through the use of a range of technology.  Parents of intending pupils are always invited to visit the school before a child is admitted – this year we will be creating a virtual tour of the school. The school is organised into seven mixed ability classes, Foundation, two classes at Key Stage 1 and four at Key Stage 2. All children are in year groups and within each class; teaching is adapted to the age and ability of the child.

Latest Induction Information attached below

If you are looking to join our school and community please read the attached information. Due to COVID restrictions we are unable to offer tours of the school. If you require any further information please contact the school office on 0121 429 2900 or enquiry@olfatima.bham.sch.uk

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School

There are extensive grounds and outdoor facilities to enhance the outdoor and sporting opportunities available.

We are a happy, thriving school welcoming children from Reception to Year 6. We do not have a Nursery facility but there is a before and after school club called 'Early Birds and Evening Owls'.

Our school mission prayer is used daily:

We welcome everyone into our community to live, love and learn together in the light and example of Jesus Christ

Our School Ethos and Aims

Our school, which looks to Christ for the basis of its existence, aims to show concern for all connected with the school. We see ourselves as vital to the life and worship of the parish.

Our school will be distinguished by the quality of care, support and respect shown between its members.

Our school aims to make worship in all forms central to the life of the school and aims to promote the spiritual growth of all its members.  We aim to ensure that our whole curriculum, including the National Curriculum, is delivered within a Catholic environment in which pupils can grow and acquire concepts, knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in preparation for future life.

Our school acknowledges that each person is unique and we should strive for the fullest development of every pupil and all those who work in the school, promoting equal opportunity and respect for all.

Our school aims to promote justice and understanding in our world by forging positive links with the community, other schools, other faiths and the world of work.

In declaring these aims, the term ‘School’ encompasses all the staff, pupils, parents, Governors, clergy and everybody concerned in the organisation and running of the school.

The aims are not listed in any order of priority.

Our visitors frequently tell us our warm, caring ethos based on our strong Catholic faith is evident as they walk around our school.

We are an inclusive Catholic community that celebrates both diversity and the uniqueness of the individual. We work hard to ensure the entire community is able to grow and learn together.

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