La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School

Living and Working in Lambeth

Living and Working in Lambeth

Situated in the London borough of Lambeth, La Retraite commands a desirable location in an historic and thriving hub.

In our opinion, Lambeth is fast emerging as one of the best places for a teacher to live and work.  Whether looking to start your career as an ECT, or a qualified teacher looking for a new adventure, La Retraite is an outstanding school to advance your career within, alongside a supportive education authority.

Dubbed The World in One Borough, Lambeth residents come from all corners of the world and speak many different languages, making the borough one of the most diverse across the country.  As a result, expect a rich mix of cultures and experiences, from cuisines to pastimes.

Living and working in Lambeth offers the opportunity to live in the UK's incredible capital city, filled with world-class culture and defined by history, whilst making the most of Lambeth and London as a resource to broaden the horizons of the students at La Retraite and enjoying a rich social life.

Working in Lambeth offers a competitive employment package, attractive working environment and strong prospects to support and enhance your professional working life.  Here are some of the reasons why it is an outstanding place to work and live:

Working in Lambeth

  • Ranked fourth out of 33 London Boroughs in terms of overall Ofsted performance
  • Lambeth Education Services has embarked on a continuous journey of improving standards in all schools across the borough, and is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality teachers in order to fulfil their vision
  • A wealth of unique sights, attractions and to provide exciting learning opportunities beyond the classroom, including South Bank complex, the Old Vic and Young Vic theatres and the BFI, as well as the London Eye and museums such as the Imperial War Museum
  • A rich training and support programme in place to all teachers working in Lambeth through Teach Lambeth, including induction programmes, seminars and networking opportunities.

Living in Lambeth

  • Lambeth is situated in the heart of London and south of the River Thames, with many attractions London is famous for located on the doorstep, and some situated in the borough itself
  • Well connected, Lambeth has some of London’s best transport links, travelling in to Waterloo and Victoria, and the Tube and Overground rail making it incredibly easy to travel across London
  • A culturally rich borough: closely situated to the Clapham Common, Tate Modern, Oval Cricket Ground, Imperial War Museum, Shakespeare’s Globe, Lambeth Palace, Streatham Ice Rink, Norwood Park, Brixton O2 Academy, Brixton Market and Village, a plethora of theatres, and so much more
  • A successful part of London, our local highstreets is filled with independent shops, cafes and diverse restaurants, with specialist foodie spots, bars and well renowned food markets dotted throughout
  • Some of London’s best entertainment comes alive at night, with venues including Brixton Academy and many smaller arts venues, clubs and restaurants and cafés
  • Lambeth parks are among the best in the country, with more than 60 green spaces across the borough including Clapham Common, Brockwell Park, Kennington Park
  • The council offers many sporting activities and facilities including park runs and multi-use fitness pitches in addition to a range of leisure clubs and specialist fitness options
  • Only 15 minutes to Oxford Street for those ready to shop! Back in the borough, you’ll find many high street and specialist boutiques, alongside multi-cultural supermarkets and world food stores
  • Film buffs are spoilt for choice with Hollywood blockbusters on show at the Odeon and BFI, the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton for an eclectic programme and the Clapham Picturehouse for independent style films
  • Average house and rental prices in Lambeth are close to the London Average, with Clapham and Brixton popular with students and young professionals and southern areas of Streatham and Tulse Hill suited for families seeking more space.