Our Lady's Abingdon

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 7 - 18 years

About Our Lady's Abingdon

Our Lady’s Abingdon (OLA) is a thriving and highly regarded Catholic independent day school for boys and girls aged 7-18 years.  Founded in 1860 and set in pleasant grounds, we are just a few minutes walk away from the centre of the historic market town of Abingdon, and just 8 miles from the city of Oxford.

Christian principles and teaching are at the heart of OLA, although boys, girls and staff of all faiths, or none, are welcomed. Our aim is to develop the individual talents of each pupil, believing that every human being is created to become a unique person with gifts that need to be recognised and valued.  To find out more about OLA, please visit our website at www.ola.org.uk

Our Lady’s Abingdon
Radley Road
OX14 3PS

Telephone: 01235 524658

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Address: Radley Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3PS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1235 524658
What people say about us

Key words: Strong sense of community, OLA Family, Confidence Building, working together, Happy Learners make successful achievers

- ISI inspection 2023

Pupils explained that they feel their “teachers know them well and that they create a safe space within the classroom – allows them to feel able to express themselves comfortably, bounce back from setbacks and be their true selves”

- ISI inspection 2023

Pupils say “the school is a safe environment physically and emotionally due to the excellent pastoral care system in place where safeguarding pupils is given the highest priority”

- ISI inspection 2023

Parents say “pupils gain the teamworking, collaborative and research skills they will need in later life”

- ISI inspection 2023

A lovely small school with a real community feel.

- Appointed 2022

Pupils support one another and are respectful of everyone's abilities.

- Appointed 2022

I have worked at OLA for a year and I love it! The environment is warm and welcoming and I have received amazing and ongoing support from my colleagues.

- Appointed 2022

Our pupils and parents form the heart of our school and we work as a team."

- Appointed 2022

You get to know the pupils and their interests really well so you can build strong relationships with them."

- Appointed 2022

As a teacher of 10+ years it is refreshing to find pastoral care so firmly at the centre of culture and practice, the benefits of which are evident the moment you step through the door.“

- Appointed 2020

Despite not being Catholic, the Catholic school family made me feel really supported in my first year.

- Appointed 2022

“I've never felt more at ease as a new member of staff in a school. OLA is rich with kind staff and welcoming pupils, creating a family atmosphere.

- Appointed September 2020
Positions available at Our Lady's Abingdon