Welcome to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School website


In our school we believe that each person is unique and created to flourish in God’s image.
We aspire to excellence through a nurturing environment in which every child takes Jesus Christ as their model and develops their individual gifts so that they live fully and serve others.


Welcome to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School website. I am Elizabeth Maher and I am privileged to be the Acting Head Teacher of this wonderful school.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary School was built in Penshaw in 1937 and since then we have worked with our parish to build a strong Catholic community. In July 2020 the school joined Bishop Wilkinson Multi Academy Trust and we work in partnership to nurture and care for our pupils and provide first class teaching and learning. Our children are happy and valued. They grow in faith and achieve academically. They form lasting relationships and contribute generously to the life of the community.

 Our school is a vibrant, busy place with lots of exciting things going on. I hope that you find our website useful as it will give you an insight into our school and the successes of our wonderful children. At Our Lady Queen of Peace, we are proud of our warm, caring environment. Visitors often comment on how respectful, kind and polite our children are. We promote love, kindness, tolerance and respect in everything that we do, so that all of our children can play, learn and grow together. We provide many academic and extra-curricular opportunities for our children to develop their talents and interests and to encourage them to be the very best that they can be.

You will find copies of our newsletters and other documents, including policies, so that you can be fully informed about the life of this outstanding school.
For day to day updates on school activities please follow our Twitter feed @OlqopPrimary or download our school app, (Ourschoolsapp: Our Lady Queen of Peace RC Primary.) You can also follow us on facebook at Olqop Primary.

The success of our thriving school is a reflection of the wonderful work of our school community – our children, our staff, our families and governors, as well as our local parish community, working as one to ensure that each child’s primary school years are the very best!

I hope you enjoy browsing our website. Please email me if you would like to find out more or if you would like to comment on our website. Visits to school are also warmly welcomed; please contact Mrs Ludford, our school Bursar, to arrange an appointment.
With very best wishes,
Mrs Elizabeth Maher


Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales under company registration number 7890590. Registered Office: Old Durham Road, Gateshead, NE9 6RZ