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.

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.

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.

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.

There is a Friday Lunchtime Prayer/Rosary Club for those pupils who wish to attend.



The Laleham Lea School Prayer:

This is our school.

Let peace live here,

May love live here,

Love of one another,

Love of mankind,

Love of life,

Love of God.

Let us remember, that as many hands build a house, many hearts make a school.