Our Lady & St Brendan's Catholic Primary School

"Help me to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown"


Critical Worker Update.

In light of the Government guidance changing from Key Worker to Critical Worker and amendments to the Critical Worker list, we now to need to ask you- is your specific work critical to the COVID-19 response?  You will be asked for shift details and your work contact details to confirm shifts if necessary.  Please remember that we have children of nurses who are working in A and E which puts your children at greater risk.  You must keep your child at home even if one parent cannot work due to this!!

The amended guidance now states that schools should have the fewest number of pupils/staff in attendance as possible and parents/carers should also do everything they can to ensure their children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus -they should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.

In order to ensure that we are only caring for the children whose parents work is critical to the COVID-19 response and they cannot keep their child safe at home, then these children will be prioritised for education provision. These essential roles should be confirmed by their employer and that their specific work is critical to the COVID-19 response. (This applies to all categories).

We have found that some employers have been very flexible in their approach to changes in shift patterns, working from home etc. The overarching principle from the guidance is that every child who can safely stay at home should.

If you have been notified that you can bring your child to school on Monday and believe that your role is still critical, please do so and we will contact employers to confirm. If you have had a change of circumstances and no longer require the emergency provision, please contact us on office@olsb.bradford.sch.uk.

Thank you


Headteacher’s welcome  


Welcome to our school website and thank you for taking the time to  visit us.  I hope that you find it both interesting and informative.   Our Lady and St Brendan’s is a Catholic, inclusive learning community with a highly dedicated team of staff, governors and families who give the best to all our children.  We like to collectively call ourselves 'Children's Champions' and we show our passion for this in ensuring that every child is treated as an individual created in God's own image.   With the help and encouragement of our champions, our children are encouraged to work hard to reach their personal goals using their unique God given talents.

Our beautiful grounds, which we are blessed with, provide our children with unprecedented opportunities for learning outside of our building. We pride ourselves on creating learning experiences which are forward thinking and innovate.  This ultimately ensures that our young people become the well-educated, free-thinking citizens of the future who are the Stewards of our Earth.

Don’t take my word for it, come and see for yourself.  


Mrs J Morris - MEd, Dip SEN



Absence reporting

Please use this form to report your child/children as absent from school. Filling in this form will ensure that we are able to safeguard your child/children by not reporting them missing. If we do not hear from you, by phone or online form, we will call all numbers and then house visit to ensure the safety of the children.

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