Laleham Lea

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

29 Peaks Hill, Purley, Surrey, CR8 3JJ


Great emphasis is placed on Music at Laleham Lea.

Instrumental Concerts are held throughout the year, enabling children to perform publicly, both individually and as members of a group.

From Nursery to Year 6 children are encouraged to sing and to make music. Our Infant Choir has recently launched with great success.

The recorder is taught progressively to pupils from Year 3 – Year 6 and recorder performances are included in our concerts.

The Nursery and Infant classes perform annual Nativity and Summer Musicals.

A number of talented, specialist Peripatetic staff give individual tuition in a variety of instruments including Clarinet, Violin, Organ, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Saxophone, Piano and Guitar. Our Peri Music Teachers include Peter Long who is the Musical Director of Ronnie Scott’s Big Band.

Children who learn an instrument take part in school musical activities including the Orchestra and other ensembles, Church services and school concerts and are entered for public examinations when they have reached the required standard.

Well done to all our Music Scholars who have taken exams recently. We have more Pupils than ever learning a greater range of instruments than ever before with over 25% of all pupils learning at least one instrument.


Recent Music Exam results:

Rosie—Piano Grade 1 Prep Test—Passed

Joshua—Guitar Grade 2 Prep test—Distinction

Sierra—Piano and Cello Grade 1 Prep Test—Passed

Patrick—Piano Grade 1 Exam (awaiting results)

Oluseyi—Piano Grade 1 Exam (awaiting results)

Nathan—Piano Grade 1—Passed

Frema—Piano Grade 1—Passed   

Flynn—Piano Grade 1 Prep Test (awaiting results)

Jeremy—Piano Grade 1—Passed

James—Piano Grade 3—Passed, Bassoon Grade 1 Exam in June

Logan—Piano Grade 3—Passed,  Drums Grade 2—Passed, Singing Grade 3—Passed

Michael —Guitar—Working towards Grade 1

Emma—Piano Grade 1—Passed

Kamar—Piano Grade 2—Passed

Joseph—Violin Grade 2 –Passed, Clarinet—Working towards Grade 3.

Edward—Guitar—Working towards Grade 2

Luca—Grade 3 Piano—Passed

Abena—Grade 2 Violin—Passed

Kwasi—Piano Grade 5 –Passed, Saxophone Grade 5—Passed

Freddie—Drums Grade 5—Passed

Earl—Drums Grade 4—Distinction