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A very warm welcome to Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Primary School.  We are a large, two form entry school set in beautiful grounds with the church located next to the school. We enjoy strong links with the parish creating a Christ centered community that supports each other.


I feel very privileged to be the leader of such a wonderful, family school where the governors, staff and parents work together to achieve the best outcomes for our children. We are proud of our unique, vibrant, safe, happy and inclusive community where all that we represent is reinforced by our Mission statement:

‘Learning and growing together rooted in Christ’

As a Catholic school our pupils are nurtured and encouraged to use their God-given talents to become the person God has called them to be. An understanding of these Gospel values underpins their interactions with those around them, both in school and beyond in the wider world ensuring that they become responsible global citizens. They are also confident and self-assured, and above all reflective and caring modelling themselves on Jesus. The school is fully inclusive recognising that our vocation is to support the children on their journey of faith and learning.


We have a wonderfully committed staff who strive to ensure that the children in our care receive a first class education and that every individual is encouraged as a child of God to strive for excellence in all they do. The curriculum not only inspires, motivates and challenges them, it also creates happy memories and equips our pupils to become life-long learners ready to leave the school as confident individuals who can make a positive contribution in the world today.


We aim to promote strong and effective partnerships with parents and carers in order to realise the individual talents and strengths that we all possess and to allow these to flourish and grow.


Some of our externally validated achievements include:

  • Outstanding Catholic School
  • Good Ofsted rating
  • Progress and attainment is above national for reading, writing and maths.


You are welcome to visit our school and experience for yourself our exceptional school community.


God Bless

Mrs Debbie Enstone