Church Street, Lea, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5JP
10 reasons to choose Lea Primary School
Lea Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 70. It is one of the best state primary schools in Matlock and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
Lea Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (60%/40%) between the ages of 5 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2012) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Lea Primary School has six mixed-age classes and an average class size of 25 pupils.
Exam results and leavers' destinations
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Lea Primary School ranks in the top 22% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, the school achieves above average scores for pupil progress. Most pupils go on to Highfields Secondary School, Anthony Gell School or Lady Manners Secondary School at the end of Year 6.
The Lea Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School and outdoor learning for all year groups and residential trips from Year 2.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Lea Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Lea Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.30am to 6.00pm.
Find another school near Lea Primary School
Cromford Church of England Primary School (3 miles); All Saints Church of England Junior School, Matlock (4.2 miles); Darley Dale Primary School (5.3 miles).
S. Anselm’s College (11.8 miles).
Highfields School (4 miles); Anthony Gell School (5.1 miles); The Ecclesbourne School (10 miles).