Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Roman Catholic Primary School

Let no one ever come to us without leaving feeling better and happier.

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Roman Catholic Primary School

Let no one ever come to us without leaving feeling better and happier.


Dear parents and carers,


 We have just heard a few minutes ago that the director of public health has advised all schools in Blackburn with Darwen to delay their wider opening until June 22nd in response the regional rise in the R Rate.  
I do not have any further information at the moment but as soon as I do I will inform you.   They have stated that a public announcement will be made tomorrow.  I will then update you regarding our plans.  I hope you are all well and that this worrying time will soon pass.  
Best wishes  Mrs Staffa

Dear parents and carers,


I am sure that many of you watched the address  from Boris Johnson last night and I am sure that many of you now have questions and concerns arising from his announcement.


Unfortunately, schools are receiving the news at the same time as worried parents are and as such I am unable to give any clear information to you at this time.


Over the next couple of days the government will be making further announcements as will the Local Authority and the Diocese. As soon as we have a clearer picture of the expectations of schools during this period and what it means for you and your children I will be in contact with this information.


Please be assured that I will do this as quickly as possible to put all our minds at rest and enable us to plan moving forward whilst ensuring safety is a priority.


I hope you are all well – we are missing our families.


Mrs Staffa






Hello everyone, I hope you are all well - we are thinking of you all. The class teachers are sending messages weekly on their class pages as well as updating work, resources and ideas for you to support your child during these strange times. these tasks are not essential - they are there to help you not stress you out! Just remember that whatever time you spend with your children will be beneficial to them - whether this is formal work, baking, playing or just being silly together! Many of us feel the pressure to be 'homeschooling' to a certain standard. I just thought I would let you know, after hearing of many, many stressed out parents thinking that they are 'not doing a good enough job', I am a teacher and I am struggling too! So, I thought I would just offer a few of my thoughts... Your child will not fall behind. The work we are sending out is revision and reminder work. If children could learn new concepts without a teacher teaching then there would be no need for teachers or schools… We will ensure that they are taught everything that they need to be when they return to school. If you and your child are spending your time building Lego, cooking, playing in the garden in this beautiful sunny weather then that is great – all of this is learning and very valuable learning. If you have children of different ages then stop pulling your hair out!! If they are old enough to do some work independently then great. Otherwise, try to something that they can all join in with – playing together, building a den, sharing a story together (the older children still LOVE children’s stories), some free writing, drawing, baking, making an NHS rainbow – anything! It would be great if our children did: -Some reading everyday - class teachers have sent ideas and I will send some audiobook links too -Some free writing a couple of times a week - would they keep a diary? Make a comic story? -Physical exercise everyday - essential for physical and mental health (and also to tire them out!) -Practical hands on maths - I know a lot of our children are loving the LBQ resource - also baking, weighing, counting star jumps, playing shop and counting change - maths is everywhere! Digital maths games are great too and the children don't even know they are working! -Fine motor work - lego, dressing dolls, playdough, cutting, learning to use a knife and fork - sounds silly but these will contribute to supporting your child's handwriting. -Some form of activities to support their mental health – mindfulness, relaxation, kids yoga, kids meditation – if children learn these techniques now in the safety of their own home this will strengthen their ability to cope with life’s challenges now and in the future. I will send some links for these. If we are supporting and loving our children through these difficult times then we are doing enough. If our children are going to bed happy and safe then we are doing enough. I have attached a virtual tour of the world for you to share and enjoy with your children all together! Enjoy exploring from the comfort of your living room (and learning at the same time)!!



Daily prayers to say whilst at home

Let no one ever come to us without leaving feeling better and happier

(inspired by Saint Teresa) 


Our Lady's School is a caring family where, with Jesus in our hearts,

we value everyone and encourage them to be the best that they can be.



May I wish you a warm welcome to our school website.


Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important responsibilities you undertake as parents, and as the Headteacher it is my very great honour to work with our dedicated staff and governors, to lead such a friendly school where children are encouraged to become confident, caring and articulate and to use their abilities to the full. We provide a calm and happy atmosphere and set high standards of respect, courtesy, hard work and achievement for all children and adults.


At Our Lady’s we always put children first; this aim is at the heart of our vision. Every child is unique. Every child deserves the opportunity to be happy, feel valued and experience success. We strive to promote the values of our Christian faith throughout our daily lives.


We have an enthusiastic, highly motivated staff committed to a caring, child-centred Christian ethos. We offer skilled teaching on an academic level as well as concentrating on the education of the whole child. We have recently introduced a more creative curriculum, which will prepare our pupils for life in the 21st century. We care for each child’s needs within a family context of firm yet sensitive guidance.


As parents, you play such an important role in the education of your child. The website will provide information about the school, its aims, curriculum, activities, events and celebrations of our children’s work. I hope that it will be a useful tool for you and also that it will give you a ‘feel’ for the life and work of the school and for the caring and friendly atmosphere that you will find here.


Please feel free to come into school and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Mrs Staffa



School is now closed to all but keyworkers and vulnerable children.