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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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
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
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
Year 1 Artsmark Award
Workshops for parents
Navratri Celebrations & Dancing
Parents, Staff & Children celebrate
Vaisakhi Remembrance Day
Harvest - all our food donations go to Leicester
Open Hands charity. Chinese new year
Easter Christmas - The nativity
- 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. www.freeschoolmeals.leicester.gov.uk/
- 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 email@example.com Stay safe and well!