A Catholic Independent Primary School for boys and girls aged 3 to 11

Our Curriculum

At Laleham Lea, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum, concentrating not only on the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science but also on Religious Education, French / Spanish, History, Geography, Music and Drama, ICT, Design and Technology, Games and Art. A modern Foreign Language is also studied from Nursery to Yr. 6.

Religious Education at Laleham Lea is at the heart of the curriculum, enriching and informing all other areas of learning. Infant assemblies are held once a week and Junior assemblies three times each week. Weekly Mass is celebrated in the John Fisher Chapel or in school.

Great emphasis is placed on Music. Instrumental concerts are held throughout the year allowing children to perform publicly, both individually and as members of a group. From Nursery to Year 6 children are encouraged to sing and to make music.

From Year 1 to the end of Year 6 the recorder is taught progressively. Peripatetic staff give individual tuition in a variety of instruments including clarinet, violin, organ, cello, flute, oboe, brass instruments and guitar. Children who learn an instrument take part in school musical activities such as the orchestra, string and wind ensembles, church services and school concerts and are entered for public examinations when they have reached the required standard. The Nursery and Infant classes perform annual Nativity and summer musicals. The Year 6 class stages an end of year summer production.

The school choir regularly performs with success at local festivals. Sport also plays an important part in the curriculum. Sports on offer at Laleham Lea include rugby, tag rugby, soccer, netball, swimming, tennis, table tennis, hockey, cross country, athletics, cricket, baseball, basketball, gymnastics and ballet. Both boys and girls compete successfully against other schools in many of the above sports.

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