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Please be aware that the times of the school day have changed.

The school day starts at 8:45am.

Congratulations to staff, students and parents for their hard work, skill and dedication in preparing for both the GCSE  and A’Level examinations.
Once again, we celebrate our best ever Sixth Form results.  The average grade at A-level has increased by one full grade and the number of students achieving  A*-B grades has increased by 25%.
During a year of significant changes to GCSE qualifications, there have been some tremendous achievements and are rightly very proud.  There have been particular successes in RE, Languages, English Literature, Science, Geography, Physical Education, Health and Social Care, ICT and the number of students achieving top grades across a suite of subjects.  
We look forward to building on these achievements year on year and thank everyone involved in the Academy and lives of our students.
Kindest wishes
Miss THL Ellis

Principals welcome

Welcome to Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Academy, an Academy within the Pope John XXIII MAC family.

Our School mission is underpinned by the Gospel values of, Respect, Truth, Justice, Peace, Charity and Forgiveness.  Within these core values, the Academy begins a journey of ‘Demand more… Inspire curiosity… Secure resilience to failure’ to support families in nurturing children to be young adults of integrity and academic excellence.

Our patron saint is St Chad, whose life as a monk and his dedication to the faith inspires the whole Community to achieve ‘beyond’ their potential. Our students wear the St Chad Cross on their ties and blazers showing that they too are ‘inspirers of the faith’.

Our Academy passionately believes that we are ‘Strong alone, but unstoppable together’ and it is this Philosophy which enables us to continue the work of the early Apostles and ensure that the Mission of the Church is alive, vibrant and lived by all members of the Pope John XXIII MAC family.

Throughout their Academy experience, children are taught the importance of being a good person.  Students from Our Lady and St Chad are unique.  They understand the importance of learning and growing in an environment where Gospel values and virtues are implicit to expectations and achievement.

I hope this website serves to give you a glimpse of the Academy. However, we firmly believe that knowledge of our Academy family is gained through experience and should you wish to visit us a warm welcome awaits for all parents and members of the wider community.

Kindest wishes,

Miss THL Ellis


Welcome to OLSC

School Uniform

Our uniform items are available to buy online here!.


Beat Exam Stress

Read Childline’s guide to beating exam stress, click here!.
Please join our new giving community here!.

Admissions Arrangements

Book a Tour of OLSC

Book a tour of Our Lady & St. Chad, email us now: info@olscmail.org.uk.

Phone us on: 01902 558250

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Visit our Multi-Academy Website


School merchandise and other items are now available to buy online here!
Visit our Catholic Life page here.

OLSC on the Radio

You may have heard our Open Day adverts on the radio, find out more about the recording session and listen to them here.

New Academy Dining Hall Menu

Please see the new Academy Dining Hall Menu here!

Our Mission

We will work and learn through faith, prayer and trust in God.
We will be guided by the teachings of his son Jesus Christ and the Church, in a school where, as we live in communion,we are empowered to respect ourselves and one another.

We will build a community where all have the confidence to make the choices which will enable us to become the best that we can be.
We will work to treasure creation with wisdom and wonder.

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