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

0116 262 5422

0116 251 1636

Catherine Infant School

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

Catherine Infant School - Planning Application


We are excited to let you know that a planning application will soon be submitted for the redevelopment of Catherine Infant School.

The new school building will be two storeys and developed on the same part of the site as where the existing buildings are located. The existing buildings will all be demolished or removed from site.

The new building is designed to be highly sustainable and to tackle climate change through being carbon neutral when it is in operation.

There will be no change to pupil or staff numbers at the school.

Vehicular and pedestrian access arrangements will remain as existing. Car parking numbers will be increased and bicycle and scooter parking will also be provided.

The proposals will ensure continuity of facilities for the school during the build process, including the temporary retention of one of the existing buildings, and the provision of additional temporary classrooms.

This development is funded by the Department for Education as part of their School Rebuilding Programme. Galliford Try has been selected by the Department for Education to design and build the new school. Galliford Try is a national construction company with lots of experience of building schools.

Please click HERE to view a document that outlines our proposals in more detail ahead of the planning application submission.

Please click HERE to see our summary information flyer.

We are also holding a drop-in event at the school for anyone that wants to find out more or to ask any questions. The session will run from 4pm to 6.30pm on Wednesday 27th July and you can drop-in at any time.

If you have any comments or queries on the current proposals, please send these to by 1st August 2022.

Galliford Try will be submitting the planning application in August 2022. Once the application has been submitted, it will be available to view and comment on online via Leicester City Council’s planning portal:

Subject to achieving planning permission, construction will start on site early in 2023.  Galliford Try are aiming to complete the re-development by November 2024.

"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 are excited to let you know that a planning application will soon be submitted for the redevelopment of Catherine Infant School. Click on the link above for further information.
  • We wish all our children and families a very happy and restful summer holiday. We look forward to welcoming children back to school on Tuesday 30th August 2022!
  • As we expect to see warmer weather over the coming weeks, can we remind parents to put sun cream on your children in the morning, send them with a sunhat with a name in and make sure they have water to drink in school in a water bottle please.
  • Children will be celebrating Eid in school on Friday 29th April with the usual celebratory parties and special assembly. We wish all our families celebrating, a very Happy Eid! Eid Mubarak!
  • School will close today for the Easter Holidays. School reopens again for all pupils on Monday 25th April 2022. We wish all who are celebrating Easter of Vaisakhi a very happy celebration on your special days! Have a restful school holiday.
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