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


‘Pupils achieve individual and collaborative success across a range of activities. They achieve with distinction in the performing arts. Pupils undertake LAMDA examinations with a high proportion achieving distinctions. Pupils’ excellent achievements in drama include auditions for West End productions and performances for television advertisements. Drama is strongly promoted through several school plays for younger pupils and all senior pupils have the opportunity to participate in the school play.’ (ISI Inspection February 2022)

From a young age Laleham Lea pupils are encouraged to develop their performance skills and the Nursery and Infant classes perform in annual Nativity and Summer Musical productions.

From Year 3 Laleham Lea pupils take part in weekly Drama lessons with our Italia Conti Drama specialist and LAMDA examiner Mr Mcdowell who prepares them for their LAMDA performance examinations.

By taking part in LAMDA qualifications pupils build self-confidence and presentation skills and develop strong speaking voices.

Over the last few years our pupils have achieved fantastic results in their LAMDA examinations:

2021/22 – 26 Distinctions, 16 Merits

2020/21 – 17 Distinctions, 12 Merits

2019/20 – 21 Distinctions, 8 Merits, 1 Pass

2018/19 –  5 Distinctions, 21 Merits and 8 Passes.

Pupils are encouraged to take part in group performances and role plays and Year 6 pupils lead our Junior School in a Summer production each year. This year’s production was ‘Olivia!’ click here for more pictures from the show.


‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’


2018 – ‘Dream on’ an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Click here for more pictures from the show.



Previous Year’s Productions:

2017 – The Trolls

2016 – The Tinder Box

2015 – Hoodwinked