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


‘Children in the EYFS show a strong understanding of how to blend sounds and build words and sentences in their reading and writing. This is promoted by highly effective and skillful teaching that provides consistent encouragement and excellent use of questioning.’ (ISI Inspection February 2022)


Our Nursery opening times are 8.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday during School Term Time.

In order to provide the best possible experience for our children and prepare them fully for transition into our Reception Class, we offer full day sessions with a minimum of three days attendance. A fruit snack and hot lunch are included in the fees.

Nursery children enjoy a varied day which covers all areas of the EYFS Curriculum including Computing, Spanish, Music and Movement and Phonics as well as exploring the  Sensory Garden and amphitheatre.

Our aim is for every child attending Laleham Lea Nursery to benefit from the continuity of teaching and learning to ensure they are best prepared for our Reception Class; we believe that a minimum attendance of three full days is required to effectively achieve that goal.

The Nursery Class provides a safe, friendly, happy and stimulating environment. A close partnership with parents is promoted and the Nursery Teacher is available before or after each session to talk with parents. Nursery Fees are payable in advance at the beginning of every term.

Please click here for current rates. Regrettably, fees cannot be refunded for absences or sessions granted in lieu. A term’s notice in writing is required for any changes to, or cancellation of sessions. In the event of this not being received, a full term’s fees will be charged.


Our Reception Class provides a welcoming, supportive, and stimulating environment, where children are given equal opportunities to develop and learn, in a way and pace appropriate to them as individuals. During their time spent in the EYFS, children will be following the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS) achieving the Early Learning Goals by the end of the Reception Year.

Early Learning Goals set high expectations in the related areas of learning and at Laleham Lea we aim to meet the diverse needs of all children so that most will achieve and some, where appropriate, will exceed the goals by the end of the Reception Year. The aims of the curriculum are to help develop the whole child and to secure the foundation for happy, confident, well-adjusted, independent and educated individuals. Children will be encouraged to explore, question, reason and communicate – also to express their ideas and feelings through music, drama and imaginary play. At Laleham Lea, Religious Education is given priority; it pervades the whole ethos of the life and work of the school. Our pastoral support provides warmth and encouragement to nurture each and every child.

EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) results at Laleham Lea


Total who met/exceeded Early Learning Goals: 80% (Exceeded Early Learning Goals 20%)

National Average: TBC


Total who Met/Exceeded Early Learning Goals: 100% (Exceeded Early Learning Goals 15%)

National Average: TBC


Total who Met/Exceeded Early Learning Goals: 93% (Exceeded Early Learning Goals: 31%)

National Average: 70.7%

2018 (External Moderation)

Total who Met/Exceeded Early Learning Goals: 83% (Exceeded Early Learning Goals 33%)

National Average 70.2%

To see what Laleham Lea has to offer your child, why not book a tour today. Contact the School Office to arrange an appointment on: 0208 6603351