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

0116 262 5422

0116 251 1636

admin@catherine-inf.leicester.sch.uk safeguarding@catherine-inf.leicester.sch.uk

Catherine Infant School

School Re Opening Update - September 2020

The government has announced guidance outlining their expectation for children to return to school in September. From Tuesday 1st September school will open to all pupils. Please see the letter in our news section regarding arrangements for September or click here. Please stick to your child's class timings and arrive/collect from the correct school gate. You should also receive information of your child's start date and time through the post.

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.  This could entitle you to vouchers to the value of £15 per week per child during the COVID-19 crisis.

https://freeschoolmeals.leicester.gov.uk/

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

Headteacher

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     

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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

  • Following government guidance please see the attached letter outlining arrangements for all pupils to return to school from Tuesday 1st September. We look forward to welcoming our pupils and their families back in September!
  • 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.
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