Catherine Infant School, Ulverscroft Rd, Leicester, LE4 6BY

0116 262 5422

0116 251 1636

Catherine Infant School

School to Reopen to Selected Pupils in Reception and Year 1

From 04/06/2020 Catherine Infant will once again open school but ONLY to selected pupils in Reception and Year 1. As explained below all parents in these year groups have been contacted to ask if they wish to send their child back to school. ONLY those who indicted they would be sending there child back will be able to return. The parent's of each child who have accepted a place have been given specific days and start times to attend school. If you have not received a specific date and time to send your child to school please do not bring them in. If you are unsure whether your child can return to school do not hesitate to contact us on 0116 2625422.

School  Re opening Update 

The Government has advised that schools should prepare to open to Year 1 and Reception children after half term. All parents of Year 1 and Reception children have received a phone call today to ask if they wish to send their child back when school reopens to Year 1 and Reception  children after half term.  

 All Year 1 and Reception Parents  who indicated they will send their child back on 2nd June will receive detailed instructions through the post and on the website. Please make sure you read these before bringing your child to school on June 2nd. 

 Year 2 and Nursery children are to remain at home until further notice. 

It is parents choice whether they decide to send their Year 1 and Reception children back  to school after half term on June 2nd. The Local Authority will not penalise parents if they feel their child is safer at home at present. 

Please see the latest newsletter under " Newsletters" on the website. This outlines the arrangements put in place for Year 1 and Reception children's return on June 2nd. 


Please note Catherine Infant School will be CLOSED from 3:15pm on 24/03/2020 until further notice. If you wish to contact school please do so via email to the following address:

Your child should now be at home. But for certain groups, we'll be opening our schools. If you’re a key worker, or your child has an education, health and care plan or a social worker, we have a helpline available. To find out more please call 0116 454 6216 or 0116 454 6217.

If your working or personal circumstances have changed then you may be entitled to receive free school meals for your child.  Please click on the link below and answer the questions.  This could entitle you to vouchers to the value of £15 per week per child during the COVID-19 crisis.

Please view our 'Home Learning' page for lots of ideas of exciting things that you can do with your child at home. CLICK HERE!

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

"We are all Stars"

Our vision is to create a happy, caring and stimulating learning environment where all children are inspired to work hard to achieve their full potential. Through a broad and balanced education all children will grow in self esteem and confidence to become caring and responsible individuals. 

A very warm welcome to Catherine Infant School. 

We are a large infant school situated in the heart of the Belgrave area of Leicester city. We have 410 pupils taught in 12 full time classes and 2 part time nurseries. Our children come from all over the world and speak many different languages.

Our school is a very special place. We pride ourselves on providing a warm, caring, nurturing environment for all our pupils and are absolutely committed to meeting the needs of every pupil.  All pupils are encouraged to reach their full potential regardless of background, ability or need. 

Our governors, senior leaders, teachers and support staff are committed to working together to provide a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum for our pupils to ensure a firm foundation in reading, writing and mathematical skills. Through a broad range of stimulating and challenging learning experiences our pupils are encouraged to apply these skills to deepen and widen their learning in all areas of the curriculum. In addition, through our varied after school clubs and child care provision, we offer our pupils the opportunity to further extend their learning in sport, art, dance and the wider skills of life such as cooking and healthy eating. 

At Catherine Infant School we encourage and work in partnership with parents. This enhances and contributes significantly to pupils learning and the progress they make in school. We ensure that parents are kept fully informed about their child's achievement and progress and how they can support their learning at home. 

We would be delighted to welcome you to our school should you wish to visit and see what we have to offer. Please contact the office on 0116 2625422 to make an appointment. 

We hope to meet you soon!

Mrs. J. Harrold


Events and workshops

At Catherine Infant School we hold many events, celebrations, special assemblies and parent workshops. We work in partnership with many organisations, Sustrans, Leicestershire Wildlife Trust, Attenborough Arts Centre, Vista, Leicester Adult Education Centre and many others.

 Please take a look at the images below to see some of the exciting things that have happened in school recently and in previous years.


Sustrans  - Increased Biking and Striding Miles to School


                   The Big Pedal                                              FS1 Practise on Balanceability Bikes                       


    Reception practised riding bikes and scooters                      Bling your bike to school day                          


    Year 2 Learn to Ride without Stabilisers day                                        Bike Breakfast 

 3 Year Partnership with  Leicester University Attenborough Arts Centre 2017 - 2020

Yinka Shonibare exhibition visit  and creation of Yinka inspired mural in the school hall, 2018-19

 Studting Yinka Shonibare's patterns     



Year 1 Artsmark Award 





Forest Schools 




Workshops for parents


ESOL Award

Navratri Celebrations & Dancing 

Parents, Staff & Children celebrate




Special Assemblies

Vaisakhi                                                                             Remembrance Day 


Harvest - all our food  donations go to  Leicester                               

Open Hands charity.                                                        Chinese new year



 Easter                                                                                  Christmas - The nativity



Latest News

  • We will open again on 04/06/2020 to pupils in Star and Comet classes whose parents have accepted an offer to return. Please note you will ONLY be able to bring your child to school if you have accepted a place and received specific start dates/times.
  • Parents and children please take a look at our home learning page, there are many different home learning activities for your child to try. We continue to update this page on a regular basis so keep checking to see whats new!
  • You may be entitled to receive free school meals for your child. Click on the link and answer the questions. This could entitle you to vouchers to the value of £15 per week per child during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • All children entitled to Free School Meals will receive a Tesco food voucher in the post. After this, the Government are organising a scheme for Free School Meals children. We will update the website when we have any more news.
  • Parent's please remember if you have any questions during the current closure of school please email us at Stay safe and well!
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