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


We have adopted a whole school approach to the teaching of Spanish to all Nursery, KS1 and KS2 pupils.

Our aim is to develop the confidence and competence of each child in the foreign language they are learning. Our goal is for them to be passionate, curious and confident about their own foreign language learning abilities when they finish the primary school phase of their education.

We will help them develop and demonstrate substantial progress in the 5 key language skills necessary for learning Spanish:

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar

Pupils have access to ‘Language Angels’ and ‘LanguageNut’ online software and regularly take part in Spanish themed assemblies.

We have Partnered with Ceip Parque Eugenia de Montijo school in Madrid and communicate regularly with them via Skype calls, cards and pen pal letters which pupils write in Spanish.

Christmas Cards from Ceip Parque Eugenia de Montijo

Our Spanish Day was enjoyed by all Students who came to school dressed in either the colours of the Spanish flag, or traditional Spanish Dress.

In a special Spanish-themed assembly Students were treated to a taste of traditional Flamenco dancing and communicated Ceip Parque Eugenia de Montijo in Madrid via Skype.

Latin and Classical Civilizations

Our Year 5 Pupils are invited attend Latin and Classical Civilizations Club . Looking at Latin as the basis of modern European Languages, Pupils are offered an introduction to the Latin language and the culture of Roman Britain.