Altogether a better education ....
Welcome to OLA! Founded in 1860, we are a leading Catholic, co-educational day school for boys and girls aged 3 – 18. Choosing a school – the right school, is one of the most important decisions you as a parent will make for your child. I’d like to take this opportunity to give you a flavour of the education your son or daughter will receive should you choose to send him or her to OLA. Parents often ask me what is so special about OLA and what makes it different from other schools. My reply is that we view every pupil as unique; valued as an individual, but also part of a family. It is my belief that every boy and girl has a unique talent and it is our responsibility to help discover and develop this talent.
School days have a powerful influence on future success in life and we believe an OLA education can give you the best start. We are very much a family school, educating brothers and sisters from Nursery through to Sixth Form. Our pupils not only achieve excellent academic qualifications, but they also enjoy a wide range of extra-curricular activities and receive outstanding pastoral care. However successful you are in life, to be truly happy and fulfilled you need to have successful relationships with others. We aim to equip pupils with the skills and abilities necessary for adult life in the 21st century – academic, extra-curricular and spiritual.
A website can only give you a brief glimpse of school life. You are warmly invited to visit and experience for yourself the unique atmosphere of what we believe is an exceptional school. I look forward to meeting you soon.
Mr Stephen Oliver, Principal from 2012