Ofsted Rating November 2019 - 'Outstanding!'            "This is an exceptional school, where pupils are keen to learn." - Ofsted November 2019.            Ofsted Rating November 2019 - 'Outstanding!'

Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to Catherine Infant School

On behalf of the children, staff and governors, I wish you a warm welcome to Catherine Infant School and our website.  We take great pride in the quality of education provided and hope that you will get an insight into the life of our school.

Catherine Infant school is situated in the Belgrave area of Leicester and serves a diverse community with many different languages spoken. We take up to 430 children. We have four classes per year group for reception to year 2 children, a 60 place nursery and a 10 place Designated Specialist Provision. We are an ambitious and inclusive school who always put children at the centre of everything we do and every decision we make.

We feel very strongly that school is a partnership between children, parents, staff and governors and that by working together we can motivate children to succeed in all areas of their development. Therefore, our school motto captures this aspiration:


I am very proud to be the Headteacher of Catherine Infant School and to lead a team of talented children and staff. I am driven by a passion for educating infant children. I love to be involved in teaching and learning and see pupils making excellent progress.

Our leaders and teaching staff are committed to ensuring high standards in education with a focus on oracy, reading, writing and maths so children should leave our school with an excellent foundation and all the skills they need for both academic and personal success in the future. 

Everything we do is based upon our school values of kindness, respect, resilience, and a love of learning. As Headteacher, I want our children’s infant school years to be some of the best of their lives, so that they can look back with pride and move forward with confidence.

I hope that you enjoy your visit to our website. Please feel free to contact our school office (0116 2625422) if you would like more information or would like to visit our school. We are always happy to show parents and visitors around. 

I look forward to meeting you and showing you around our fantastic school!

Mr Mitesh Madhaw




28/08/2024 - School Opens to all Pupils
16/07/2024 8:49 AM

We look forward to welcoming all pupils back to school on Wednesday 28th August 2024. In the meantime, have a lovely summer break! 😎☀️

12/07/2024 - Last day of Term
12/07/2024 8:12 AM

Today is the last day of term! We hope all our pupils, families and staff have a lovely summer holiday. We wish our year 2 leavers all the very best at their new Junior School! We look forward to welcoming all pupils back to school on Wednesday 28th August 2024.

24/05/2024 - Last Day of Term!
24/05/2024 9:24 AM

School will be closed for the May half term from Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May 2024. School will open again for all pupils on Monday 3rd June 2024. Have a lovely half term!

School Places Available!
25/04/2024 11:24 AM

Dear Parent / Carer,

We wanted to inform you that we currently still have available school places in both our Nursery and Reception classes for September 2024. Does your child's date of birth fall between the following dates?

01/09/2020 - 31/08/2021 = Apply now to start in Nursery from September 2024

01/09/2019 - 31/08/2020 = Apply now to start in Reception classes from September 2024

If you are interested in a school place for your child please contact the school office on 0116 2625422 for further information. Please feel free to pass this message onto your family or friends.

Many Thanks,
Catherine Infant School

22/03/2024 - Mrs Harrold's last day (Happy Retirement!!)
22/03/2024 2:44 PM
22/03/2024 - Mrs Harrold's last day (Happy Retirement!!)

Today will be Mrs Harrolds last day at Catherine Infant School. Happy retirement! We have had an amazing time celebrating and we hope Mrs Harrold has enjoyed the celebrations this week. Thank you for being our Headteacher! Missing you already!

22/03/2024 - School closes for Easter Holidays
22/03/2024 2:39 PM

School will be closed for the Easter holidays from Monday 25th March to Friday 5th April. We will open again to all children on Monday 8th April. Have a lovely two week holiday! 🌞

04/03/2024 - School Closed to all Pupils
28/02/2024 8:29 AM

Monday 4th March is a teacher inset day, school will be closed to all pupils on this date. School will be open again as normal from Tuesday 5th March. To view our school term dates please view the following page on our website;