Ofsted Rating November 2019 - 'Outstanding!' "This is an exceptional school, where pupils are keen to learn." - Ofsted November 2019. Ofsted Rating November 2019 - 'Outstanding!'
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
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Visit the 'Term Dates' page of our website for this years and next years term dates.
School is closed today due to snow. We are unable to make the site secure for pupils, parents and staff to access.
For further details of our schools term dates please visit our website under 'Parents Information' and 'Term Dates'
Please note school will be CLOSED on this day to all pupils. School will reopen on Tuesday 20th September.
Please bring your child into the playground via the Martin Street and Catherine Street gates and then wait outside your child's classroom door. School will open at 8:45am and close at 3:15pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Happy summer holidays!!
The children will still be going outside for lessons, playtime and lunchtime and we want to keep them safe in the sun.
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
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