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 are well supported in developing their good physical education skills by encouragement from their teachers and the opportunity to participate in a range of outdoor sports and swimming.’ (ISI Inspection February 2022)

P.E plays an important part in the curriculum at Laleham Lea and includes regular lessons in:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Cross Country
  • Athletics
  • Hockey
  • Cricket

Juniors take part in a full afternoon of P.E every week and we are excited to have the opportunity to host our PE lessons for Years 3-6 at Purley Sports’ Club. As part of this exciting partnership, Students also enjoy specialist Squash coaching with Purley Sports’ Club’s Clare Wright, a Level 3 England Squash Coach and Surrey Women’s Coach, as part of their PE lessons. Our Multi Sports’ Club with Mr Judge and our Tennis Club with Terry Cooper Tennis (Years 4,5&6) also takes place at Purley Sports Club.

P.E lessons provide valuable broad life skills training including all aspects of safety, following instructions, fair play and sportsmanship, individual skills development, team games and fitness. Boys and girls compete successfully against other schools in many of the above sports.

Year 1 and Year 2 Pupils take part in a specialist P.E lesson with our P.E Teacher once a week, as well as taking part in other activities with their Class Teacher.

Nursery and Reception children take part in regular Music and Movement lessons with their class and have regular access to out door play areas including large lawn area and Sensory Garden.

In addition to PE lessons, Pupils swim on a termly rota from Year 1 at Thomas More School’s swimming pool.

Laleham Lea Pupils have held the ISA Regional and National Year 6 and Year 5 50m Backstroke titles and also held Silver in Freestyle for two years running (Y5/Y6) at the same competition. We have also held the 25m Freestyle title at The Croydon Schools Swimming Association Championship for three consecutive years; and also secured first place in the 25m Breaststroke competition.

Former pupil Ben Waghorn now playes rugby for Harlequins under 18s and showed his skills at a very early age, playing with pupiles at The John Fisher School whilst still a Laleham Lea student.

After School Clubs cover a range of sports including Netball, Football, Fencing, Ballet and Tennis.