Mrs Margaret Dixon, the school's first lay headteacher led the school through some exciting periods of reform and change. During her headship, Our Lady's enlarged to be four forms of entry and gained the following awards: Beacon School, Investors in People, Language College Status. Language College status and the enlargement of the school heralded Our Lady's into the new Millennium and on 22nd March 2002 Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, opened and blessed the new extension to the school.