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


As a Catholic school we put our Christian values at the forefront of our daily routine and welcome children of all faiths who are sympathetic to our Catholic ethos.

‘Pupils demonstrate an excellent understanding of their Catholic faith and an awareness of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life.’ Section 48 Denominational Inspection October 2019.

We encourage a high standard of behaviour based on values of love, respect, and a positive work ethic. We regularly celebrate Mass together either in our own Long Room or in the calm serenity of the John Fisher School Chapel.

Classes take turns to lead regular Liturgies and often perform short role plays to help tell Bible stories.

We start our day with our School Prayer in the playground and pupils are encouraged to pray before lunch and at the end of the day.

Year 3 work on reconciliation: 

Each classroom has its own Prayer Table which is dressed with a display including drawings and prayers by the pupils to reflect the Liturgical Calendar and current RE topics.

Year 1 Prayer Table and Student Prayers:

Year 3 Prayer Table and Student Prayers:


RE is an integral part of our Curriculum and is taught as both stand alone lessons and on a cross-curricular basis through lessons such as PSHE. The Way, The Truth and The Life forms the basis of our syllabus, along with teaching in line with the Liturgical Calendar. We also embrace learning about other faiths and will chose a faith to study as a whole school each Academic year.

Some examples of RE work by our Reception children:


Prayers written by our Year 2 Students: