Leicester Road Primary is situated in the tree lined suburb of Kensington, Johannesburg. It is a co-ed government  Primary School. The school was  opened in 1932 with  93 pupils and 4 members of staff. Frank Braun was the first principal.  He was succeeded by James Brownlie in 1975. Alistair  Johnston became principal in 1982. When he  retired in 2007 the school had grown to accommodate 633 pupils and 46 staff members. Renee'  Abrahams was appointed the Principal in 2008 and is still the current  Principal.

 In accordance with our Language policy, our language of learning and teaching is English. We also offer Afrikaans and Zulu as our first and second additional languages respectively. LRS follows the National Curriculum Statement that has a cross-curriculum approach and an outcomes–based assessment procedure.  

LRS offers a holistic approach to education from Grade R to Grade 7. Our classrooms are stimulating and well equipped. We have a comprehensive Library, an Art Room and a Computer Room containing a total of  25 computers. Our Specialist Block houses our multi-disciplinary team of therapists, to whom children are referred as and when the need arises.

A wide range of cultural and sporting activities, catering for the interest of all learners are on offer. We have excellent sporting facilities and offer swimming, soccer, tennis, cricket, netball and chess. Our extra-mural program includes drama, dancing, beadwork, art and bible club.


This school is special because there is strong parental involvement. The energetic assistance which the parents give the school is unique in its character.  The staff are dedicated and committed to excellence in education. The learners are challenged to extend themselves to the utmost of their ability. The  LRS community is encouraged to share with those who are less privileged and to respect and care for the physical environment.