Our aim at LRS is to: 

  • Create a warm and supportive climate where every learner’s positive self-image is ensured, where he/she is made to feel welcome, and where he/she belongs to the school community.
  • Challenge each learner to extend him/herself to the utmost of his/her potential in every aspect of the educational programme which he/she encounters.
  • Prepare each learner towards entering into a rapidly changing South Africa where he/she will be able to make a meaningful contribution and realize personal fulfillment.
  • Have each learner experience schooling that is demanding, stimulating, personally enriching and enjoyable.
  • Foster and develop values of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, tolerance and self-discipline.
  • Encourage an attitudinal disposition of goodwill and respect towards others, irrespective of their culture, nationality, race or religion. 

                                                        “STRIVE FOR THE BEST”





We, the learners, educators and parents of Leicester Road School share together a love and respect for the special qualities of our school.  These are: 

LRS is a caring community:

We strive for the best for each other.  We aim to make LRS a secure, happy, warm and welcoming place for children and adults, by taking time to listen to each other, and by respecting each individual and expressing this through courtesy, integrity and tolerance. We do our best to avoid abuse of any kind and encourage each other to be honest and helpful towards others. We value good sportsmanship in which we strive to win, but never regard those who do not win as losers.  Everyone has a valued place at LRS. LRS has a strong tradition of active and supportive parental involvement in all aspects of the school’s life. The LRS spirit flows from a special type of leadership which points the way by example. This happens when those who lead go out of their way to help each person to meet the required standards.  Educators, parents and School Leaders try to support each other in applying a firm code of discipline.  Our rules are intended to develop the self-discipline which reduces the need for punishment and enhances self-respect. 

LRS is a learning community:

We strive for the best academically.  Our staff is committed to excellence in teaching and administration.  Our parents are committed to support this by encouraging their children to enjoy learning, and by paying school fees and working to provide excellent facilities at school.  Our learners are challenged and stimulated to extend themselves to the utmost of their ability.  Nothing will be allowed to compromise this commitment to each person achieving his or her best academically. Learning happens outside the classroom too.  Parents, educators and learners work as a team to use everyone’s talents in the extramural programme.  

LRS is part of a wider community:

We strive for the best for our country.  We try to prepare our learners to enter a rapidly changing South Africa equipped as citizens to make a positive contribution and to realize personal fulfillment. LRS is committed to the values of democracy and fair play.  We seek to acknowledge the best in each of the diverse traditions which make up the community from which we are drawn.  LRS encourages an attitude of goodwill and respect to all people irrespective of their culture, nationality, race or religion. The LRS community is encouraged to share with those who are less privileged. LRS teaches its learners to respect and care for the physical environment.