Laleham Lea is excellent ISI inspection Feb 22

Laleham Lea

A Catholic Independent Primary School for boys and girls aged 3 to 11

29 Peaks Hill, Purley, Surrey, CR8 3JJ


‘School leavers have been highly successful gaining entry to schools with competitive academic requirements and have achieved a high proportion of scholarship awards to senior independent schools. This reflects a successful fulfilment of the school’s aim to recognise pupils’ talents and foster and nurture them to achieve their potential.’ (ISI Inspection February 2022)

‘Pupils develop good relationships and demonstrate excellent social skills. Pupils readily help each other with enthusiasm, especially when someone is finding things difficult. They willingly share. Pupils are acutely sensitive to the needs of others and respond with compassion and kindness.’ (ISI Inspection February 2022)

Why choose Laleham Lea for your child?

Our warm welcome and caring community make our school a very special place.
Together with Parents, who are the first educators, we aim to lead our children towards tolerance, understanding and sensitivity to the needs of others so that they may grow up as well balanced individuals with a strong sense of personal identity and an awareness of God’s love.

‘The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.’ (ISI Inspection February 2022)

‘The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent.’ (ISI Inspection February 2022)

‘Laleham Lea is an Outstanding school…’ (Section 48 Denominational Inspection October 2019).

Laleham Lea School offers:

• a broad, balanced, well-planned and challenging curriculum tailored to the needs of the individual child
• excellent results in EYFS, Key Stages One and Two with a number of Grammar School/Grammar Stream and Independent School Offers along with Scholarships.
• small class sizes
• specialist teaching in Science, Music, Art, Computing, Spanish, Performing Arts and Sport
• a wide range of musical, sporting and other extra-curricular activities, many of which are free of charge
• booster classes for all Junior Pupils in English and Maths to assist with 11+ preparation
• the highest standards and expectations for all children
• close partnership with parents
• an emphasis on firm discipline, good behaviour, adherence to school rules and respect for others
• a happy, safe and well-ordered learning environment

What our Parents’ say:

‘Your communication (during lockdown) with parents has been stellar- clear, regular and we have been kept fully informed of each step; thank you so much! Please may I also raise how impressive the Teachers have been. They have frequently been posting work late in the evenings, at the weekends and what seems like their break and lunch times onto Class Dojo. They are leaving messages about awarding Dojo’s, well done messages of praise and the quality of work is outstanding! I am certainly very impressed, if this is the quality of provision that our child is receiving in the classroom. They certainly are going to such extra lengths to give their Students the best possible lockdown education.’

‘We just wanted to drop a line to say thank you to the (Laleham Lea) Teachers and support teachers who are doing great work. It is really tricky balancing home-schooling and working…the content that is on Class Dojo is well thought through & is engaging. The online live classes really are a help and my child enjoys seeing the rest of the class online. What makes a huge difference is that every piece of work she completes we upload and consistently the teachers review it and give a comment back. She reads the comments and it keeps her motivated to keep going with the work and keep submitting. So again big thank you to you all ….’

‘Laleham Lea is an outstanding school that cares deeply for each of its pupils. It is a school that goes the extra mile to ensure happiness, safety, wellbeing and religious identity, which it sees as just as important as academic progress. The school is not just an education forum but a family’

‘Small class sizes mean that every child gets their chance to shine and each child’s talent, what ever that may be, is developed and encouraged. From Cross Country races to Choir performances or learning an instrument, all pupils are encouraged to take part and you can see their confidence grow’

“…small class sizes allow each child’s needs to be recognised and catered for”

“…a Christian caring atmosphere infuses the whole school. This stems from staff commitment, daily prayer, good RE teaching and a weekly Mass for Juniors”

“…I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your professionalism and dedication in providing a first class education for both my children while they were at Laleham Lea School”

What our Pupils say:

“Laleham lea is like my second home and second family who I love. I feel like when I am
there, I’m at home.”

“This lovely school is an important part of me and it ever shall be. This has built me up to be
the great, confident student I am today. The teachers have guided me to the path of
possibly a brilliant future leader for our country and even the world.”

“….I was made to feel very welcome and a part of the Laleham Lea Family!”

“I loved Laleham Lea school, I’ve had the best time.  I’ll never forget the great years with you all. I will really miss it.”