Primary Focus: Leadenham Primary School

Whole School pic. Leadnham school. 014D
Whole School pic. Leadnham school. 014D

There has been a school at the heart of the community in Leadenham since the 19th century.

It originally operated from a house in the village before the first school building was constructed in 1857.

The present school has 50 pupils and it is that small, intimate size and smaller class numbers that headteacher Claire Collett believes contributes significantly to the school’s success.

She said: “The children get very individual attention and have the opportunity to try everything. As a result they make very good progress.”

That fact did not escape Ofsted inspectors who, in 2012, rated the school as either Good or Outstanding in every category. It was also rated as an outstanding church school.

The school has received many awards, including the International School Award, Eco-School, Food for Life and Active Sportsmark.

Children have a wide range of clubs to enjoy; these include a Cookery Club, Games Club, Chess Club, Creative Christian Club and Football Club. There is also a ‘Walking Lunch’ to give pupils the chance for some additional exercise.

Leadenham Primary School competes in a wide range of sporting events and other competitions, with the current Year 3/4 football team enjoying a very successful season.

Still very much at the heart of the community, the school takes part in local shows and attends the annual Lincolnshire Show.

There is a pre-school on the site for younger children.