So many achievements…

What an exciting and eventful week we have had at Our Lady’s this week.

We have seen the children triumph in a variety of different areas and shine in all that they do. We are so proud of their wonderful achievements.

In particular over this last few weeks our amazing High 5 Netball squad have won strongly in 5 out of their 6 matches against other primary school teams. Huge congratulations to them and to Miss Dixon who has spent many weeks coaching the team!


We have also had a tennis coach who has worked with classes this term.

Following this, 4 children from Year 3 and Year 4 were chosen to represent Our Lady’s at a Blackpool tennis tournament. Lennon, Lila, Gabriella and Vinny all took part and won the tournament! Another amazing achievement and this means that the children will then have the opportunity to represent Blackpool at the Lancashire Year 3-4 Mini Tennis County Final 2019!

Our Winning Team!

Our Winning Team!

This is due to take place on Friday 21st June in Preston. Well done to all the participants and we wish you lots of luck for the final in a few weeks time!

And the successes don’t even end there……

On Tuesday evening Blackpool Music Service held their annual ‘Pop Idol’ competition for singers from KS2 to KS4. Jessica from Year 6 went for a school audition and was chosen to represent Our Lady of the Assumption at the nail-biting final.

There was a lot of stiff competition. The standard of the singers was very high. We sat right until the end when the winners were announced…. and Jessica was awarded First Place out of all the Primary singers!

It was a fabulous night and huge congratulations to Jessica for a wonderful performance!

KS2 Pop Idol Winner 2019 with judges Ged Mills and Scott Gallagher

KS2 Pop Idol Winner 2019 with judges Ged Mills and Scott Gallagher

Shakespeare Ambassadors

Our wonderful Shakespeare Ambassadors went on a very important trip on Monday 20th May.

They were asked along with Ambassadors from the other Associate Schools to present some of the important work they had been doing in their schools to The Royal Shakespeare Company Education Leads at The Swan Theatre in Stratford. The children travelled down on a coach and, following their wonderful presentations to the Directors, they had workshops with some of the RSC Actors, a stage tour, a costume tour and a visit to Shakespeare’s Birthplace.

The Directors were delighted and amazed at their wonderful presentations and Mrs McVey and Mrs Ormerod were very proud of all the Ambassadors.

Well Done to you all!

Other News….

We held a KS1 ‘Bring a teddy to School’ Day yesterday - organised by Mrs Hodgkiss and our School Council.

KS1 children had a lovely day and have raised some money for the great cause of CAFOD. See the pictures on our ‘Pupil Voice’ page

Many of our Year 3 children are currently undertaking preparation to receive their First Holy Communion over the coming few weeks. Some children have actually made this exciting step in their faith journey and received First Holy Communion at Our Lady’s Church last Sunday 19th May. Others will receive the Sacrament at St Cuthbert’s Church and another group are receiving sacrament at Our Lady’s Church this coming Sunday at 10.30am mass.

We are so delighted for all of you and all of the children taking their sacraments at this time.


Just a reminder that we break up today for our half-term holiday. School will return at 8.45am on Monday 10th June. I’m sure this will be yet another very busy term as we prepare for the transition of the children to their next year group, prepare for our Year 6 children moving onwards to their new high school on the next stage of their learning journeys, and also get ready to welcome our new intake from September.

From September we will also have a few staffing changes in school.

Mrs Ormerod will be out of class undertaking a role of SENCo from September for a year. Miss Slater will be teaching Year 6 from September and we will be welcoming a new teacher for these next 12 months who will be teaching Year 4 from September. Her name is Mrs Cunningham-Kay and we are delighted to welcome her to Our Lady’s School Community.


We have further exciting events to look forward to in the next half term, including a Blackpool Spelling Bee, a choral speaking competition, our Lancashire tennis finals and lots more!

We wish you a lovely half-term and look forward to seeing you again on June 10th!

Authormelanie Haggerty