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

0116 262 5422

0116 251 1636

Catherine Infant School

Attendance during the Covid 19 pandemic.

We respectfully ask parents NOT to send in children when they are ill. If your child shows any of the following symptoms, runny nose, fever, sore throat or vomiting, please keep your child at home. Access a PCR covid test at a test centre by clicking HERE. When the results return, if the results are negative, speak to the office staff and your child can return to school. 

If the results are positive your child MUST self isolate for 10 days following government guidelines. 

Parents - we ask that you wear a mask or face covering when bringing and collecting your children from school. Maintain  2 metre social distancing at the school gates. 

Please keep the school informed (01162625422)  if your child is sick, self isolating or taking a covid test. We will work to support you to do the best for your child. 

Catherine Infant and Junior schools are working together to ensure families and children remain as safe as possible. 

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

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.

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 

 4 Year Partnership with  Leicester University Attenborough Arts Centre 2017 - 2021

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 look forward to welcoming back our pupils and families to school on Wednesday 5th January. We hope all our families have had a restful and enjoyable break.
  • School will close today at the normal time of 3:15pm for the Christmas holidays. School will reopen for children on Wednesday 5th January 2022. We wish all those celebrating a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our parents, pupils and staff.
  • Today all Comet and Asteroid pupils will be enjoying their Christmas Parties! Children can come into school in their party clothes!
  • Today all Rainbow and Star pupils will be enjoying their Christmas Parties! Children can come into school in their party clothes!
  • On Friday children can wear a christmas jumper or festive outfit to school to raise money for Save the Children. We are asking parents to pay a £1 donation via ParentPay if they wish.
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