We are proud of being a Catholic College and we strive to root our core values and practices in the Gospel teachings of Jesus Christ. We endeavour to ensure that the words 'love' and 'caring' in our Mission Statement, are a daily reality. We were heartened therefore that our most recent Ofsted Inspection confirmed that ‘The school fosters a welcoming environment where all feel valued and treated with respect’’ and the Diocesan Inspection concluded that we were quite simply an ‘outstanding Catholic school’ where amongst the pupils ‘care and mutual support are palpable’.

Our Lady’s Catholic College is where Academic Excellence and Christian Values combine and we were delighted to become the most improved school in Lancashire in 2010, to consolidate that improvement in 2011 and 2012 and to receive a special letter of congratulations from the County Director of Universal and Early Support Services for our outstanding exam results in summer 2013.

2014 results are again simply outstanding and we hope to repeat on last year's achievement of top 5% nationally, top 3 overall in Lancashire and No 1 in Science in Lancashire in terms of pupil progress.

A glance at our results table for GCSE will reveal how very well we help and support all our students, irrespective of ability, to achieve their very best. Our provision for our most vulnerable students has been cited on numerous occasions as exemplary by independent experts and at the other end of our ability range we are delighted that many of our brightest pupils have gone on to make careers in highly academic and caring professions such as medicine. You can read a summary of our latest results under the 'Academic' tab.

We hold an Open Evening each year which is well advertised both on this site, in school publications and in the local press. This is a good way for any family looking for the best for their son or daughter to find out about a school and meet the staff. Even better though is to ask to visit the school on an ordinary working day. If you would like to contact my personal assistant Paul Wood on 01524 66689 or p.wood@olcc.lancs.sch.uk I would be delighted to arrange a time to show you round.

With best wishes

Mr Brendan Conboy