Dates for the Summer Term

Easter Bonnet Parade

On Thursday 28th March at 2.45pm we would like to invite our parents and carers into school to watch our Easter Bonnet parade. Easter Bonnets (hats) were traditionally worn on Easter Sunday to mark the end of Lent and to symbolise renewal and rebirth. Children are invited to make their own bonnet or hat at home to wear during the parade, children will also have the opportunity to make hats in school too.

Here are some ideas for Easter bonnets.

INSET Day 11/3/24 (school closed)

Reminder that school will be closed to children on Monday 11th March as staff have a training day. 

School will be open as normal on Tuesday 12th March. 

Thank you

Mindfulness in Schools Project

We have been teaching mindfulness, across all year groups in our school for five years. Brianna Ghey’s mum wants to raise money and awareness so children in all schools across the UK are taught how to regulate themselves, to recognise when they are feeling ‘wobbly’, what to do when feeling anxious or stressed and how to be ‘present’.
We are very proud to be associated with the ‘Peace in Mind’ campaign (in memory of the murdered teenager) and look forward to continuing our work with Mrs Beattie our Mindfulness Coach and Esther Ghey.
Thank you to all our Year 2 parents who gave permission for their children to be filmed, due to time constraints (by the media and PR company) they were only able to film one session.
BBC Breakfast were also filming and the section is due to be aired some time this week.

Click here to read the article published in The Mirror. 


Advent Prayers

Parents and carers are invited to take part in our advent prayers. During this short collective worship children will light the advent wreath, listen to a piece of scripture, reflect on the meaning and conclude with prayers and carols. We do hope you are able to join us in prayer at this special time of the year.  

Year 1 – Monday 18th December 3pm

Year 2 – Monday 18th December 9am

Year 3 – Monday 18th December 3pm

Year 4 – Tuesday 19th December 3pm

Year 5 – (Mrs Bird) – Monday 18th December 3pm

Year 5 – (Miss Clifford) – Tuesday 19th December 3pm

Year 6 – Monday 18th December 3pm 

Children in Need 2023

Thank you to our families who donated money for Children in Need, we raised a massive £381.31.

Technical Issues

We are currently experiencing technical issues with our website, this is affecting our Twitter (X) feed and a number of pages. Some of the information shown is out of date and a number of older pages are displayed. Our technical team are aware of this and are working hard to rectify this situation.
Please note that you will need to be logged in to Twitter (X) to view information about our school, to search for specific academic subjects use #olip(and the add curriculum area) eg. for images and information about our art curriculum use #olipart .
Thank you for your patience.

Change to menu

We are currently experiencing some difficulties with kitchen appliances,  Cook and the team are trying their best to produce the meals advertised on the weekly menus however some alterations will need to be made. This means that more sandwiches are on offer which seems to suit the children when the weather is so warm! Thank you for bearing with us. 

E-safety Workshops for parents and carers

Parents and carers are invited in to school at 9.15am on Wednesday 8th March to take part in internet safety workshops with their child. We are really looking forward to you then.

Advent Giving

Our school council voted to support local charities this advent and would like to ask for your help.

Each week in advent we will be collecting different goods to help those in need in our community this Christmas.

Please bring ONE item from the list below each week

Week beginning 5th December – tinned foods

  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Soup
  • Baked beans/ spaghetti hoops
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned fruit

Week beginning 12th December – dry goods

  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Lentils, beans and pulses
  • Tea/coffee
  • Biscuits

Week beginning 19th December – toiletries and household goods

  • Toiletries – deodorant, toilet paper, shower gel, shaving gel, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, tooth paste, hand wipes
  • Household items – laundry liquid detergent, laundry powder, washing up liquid
  • Feminine products – sanitary towels and tampons
  • Baby supplies – nappies, baby wipes and baby food

Thank you


Chloe, Sadie, Ethan G, Mikey, Gabriel, Louis, Ethan T, Tharoon, Harry, Harinya, Colin and Mia

(OLI School Council)

Bishop Tom’s Golden Jubilee

In the coming weeks Bishop Tom Williams, our Chair of Governors, will be celebrating the Golden Jubilee of his Ordination in to the priesthood. He will celebrate Mass at St Anthony’s Church on Friday 27th May at 7pm and at the Cathedral on Sunday 29th May at 11am. Children, parents, staff and parishioners are all invited to join Bishop Tom for this very special occasion.
We look forward to seeing you there.

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