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’ online software and regularly take part in Spanish themed assemblies.

Our recent 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 with our Spanish partner school Ceip Parque Eugenia de Montijo in Madrid via Skype.




Students communicate regularly with their peers at Ceip Parque Eugenia de Montijo via both Skype calls and pen pal letters which they write in Spanish.

French Club

Señora Higham offers a French after school club on Tuesdays for 1 hour targeted at KS2 students. It enables students to learn a second language and also uses the Language Angel tools such as videos, songs, worksheets and games. This club also supports students coming from other schools to continue with French.