Celebration Events



The 2015 Celebration Event took place on Thursday 21 May at Crown Hills Community College. Over 250 people attended, including children and young people who were

Kanti Parmar LCST Special Award

nominated by their schools, their parents, nominated teachers and their guests. Senior leaders who attended included Jane Winterbone, Interim Head of Quality and Performance at Leicester City Council; Pascale Vassie, Executive Director at the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education; Tim Foster, Headteacher of Abbey Primary Community School and Marie Bush, Vice Principal at Judgemeadow Community College.

The event was a great success with a buffet meal, presentations, performances and speeches. The performances of music, dancing and a recitation were by young people from the Emmanu’EL Apostolic Gospel Choir, Jalaram Bal Vikas, Leicester Tamil Kalvikoodam, Madrassah Asalam and Ramgarhia Pangabi School.

The year’s LCST Special Award was presented to Mr Kanti Parmar for his contribution to teaching in complementary schools in Leicester over three decades.

Celebration Event 2015 flyer


Thursday 3 April 2014

Leicester Complementary Schools Trust (LCST) and the Schools Development Support Agency hosted the 2014 Celebration Event on Thursday 3rd April 2014 at Taylor Road Primary School, St. Matthews Estate.

The event celebrated the diversity in our city and complementary education sector as a whole. Children and young people who had been nominated by their complementary schools were presented with awards for their academic achievements and progress, as well as their improved motivation towards learning. Complementary school teachers and staff who have made a significant contribution to the successes in their complementary schools were also presented with awards.



11 April 2013

The LCST supports and speaks for the positive contributions that complementary schools are making in the lives of children and young people in Leicester.  To highlight and to recognise this contribution, the LCST held a celebration

Leicester based complementary schools were asked to nominate two young people and a teacher to receive an award for their outstanding performance.  Those students who were nominated had been selected on the basis of academic achievement in the complementary school, as well as their exemplary behaviour and positive attitude towards learning, and their contribution to the school’s activities.event on Thursday 11th April 2013.


The event was attended by over 200 people including the Lord Mayor of Leicester, Councillor Abdul Osman; Assistant Mayor for Education and Children Services, Councillor Vi Dempster; Assistant Mayor for Community Engagement, Councillor Manjula Sood; Corporate Director for Children Services, Rachel Dickinson, children, young people and their parents and teachers.

The event was a great success, and there were presentations, performances, music, dancing and speeches. Young people from the Emmanu’-EL Gospel Choir, the Indian Education Society, the Taylor Road Primary Dancers, Ramgharia Panjabi School, and Crown Hills Madrassah performed at the event and were warmly received by the audience.

To see more pictures of the event, click here.