Lea Endowed Church of England (Aided) School has a Christian foundation. The school was established approximately two hundred years ago as the result of an endowment bequeathed in the will of Samuel Neeld, a local Quaker.
Today, Lea Endowed is the parish school of St. Christopher’s Church, Lea. There are strong links with St. Christopher’s and the vicar regularly visits the school. The Christian teaching of the school is in accordance with the doctrines of the Church of England. The Blackburn Diocesan Religious Education Syllabus is followed.
The school encourages each pupil to develop their full potential – spiritually, emotionally, academically, aesthetically, socially and physically. Everyone works towards creating an atmosphere of care and respect for each individual child and adult within the school. Teaching within the school follows the National Curriculum. Every effort will be made to ensure that each pupil experiences a broad and balanced curriculum. The teachers have high expectations of pupil performance and each child is encouraged to produce their best work.
Parental involvement is very important and parents are given the opportunity to take an active part in their child’s learning. Parents are invited to help out in school in a variety of ways and to support the fund-raising activities of the ‘Friends of Lea Endowed School’. Parents are always welcome to visit the school if anything should concern them regarding their children. The headteacher or class teachers will be happy to discuss any problem or difficulty.
The school makes a great effort to provide a cheerful, stimulating environment. Children’s art work, writing, models, etc. are regularly displayed. Everyone works together to keep the school clean, bright and tidy.