March 2014

Academy Closed - Wednesday 26th March

posted 21 Mar 2014, 18:55 by J Croxon [ updated 21 Mar 2014, 18:55 ]

Lea Forest Primary Academy will be closed on Wednesday 26 March 2014

The Academy has received notice that a number of teachers will be participating in industrial action on Wednesday 26 March 2014. This action is not against the Academy itself but is part of a national campaign against government proposals to make changes to

public sector pay, working conditions and pension provisions.

We have undertaken a risk assessment based on the number of staff that are likely to be participating in the strike on this day and the decision has been made to close the Academy to all pupils. I am sure you will appreciate the health, safety and well-being of our pupils is


I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours sincerely

Mrs H Thompson

School Meals Price Change

posted 21 Mar 2014, 18:51 by J Croxon [ updated 21 Mar 2014, 18:51 ]

School Meal Price Increase:

In line with all Birmingham City Council supplied schools and academies our school meals will increase by 5p per day from 21 April 2014.

Nursery: £1.75 per day (£8.75 per week)

Primary: £2.05 per day (10.25 per week)

Please speak with our office staff if you require further information.

BeLF visit Lea Forest

posted 19 Mar 2014, 17:34 by J Croxon

This afternoon I was treated to some time in a Year 5 classroom, in Lea Forest Academy, to see what pupils were doing with their new iPads. And it was a treat as well! Real enthusiasm and engagement was displayed and pupils were very keen to tell me how they were using them at home - both for school work and for fun- and how they photographed teacher resources so they could review them in their own time. There are great plans for embedding the iPads into home / school, learning and for flipping the classroom so we look forward to going back in the summer term to see how things are progressing. Thank you Miss Terry for letting me into your classroom and thank you to all the pupils for sharing their work with me.

Ruth Gardiner - Birmingham E-Learning Foundation

Roving Books Return to Lea Forest!

posted 12 Mar 2014, 15:56 by J Croxon

The Roving Bookshop will be in the Lea Forest ICT Suite from 8:00-4:30 tomorrow. Drop in and see some great reading bargains.

Lea Forest TV Appearance

posted 12 Mar 2014, 10:15 by J Croxon [ updated 12 Mar 2014, 10:25 ]

We have been informed by the production company that our stars from the 31 Legged race will be on TV on Thursday 20th March episode on CBBC at 5:30pm. It will be available to watch after broadcast on the BBC iplayer.


Sport Relief 2014: Blue Peter Special is on CBBC on 21st March at 6.15pm.

Set your recorders!

Academy Uniform

posted 7 Mar 2014, 18:35 by J Croxon [ updated 7 Mar 2014, 18:38 ]

We are pleased to let you know that you can now buy academy uniform from Mansuri’s School Uniform Shop at the Poolway Shopping Centre on The Meadway. The prices are listed below:

Sweatshirt - £9.00 - £11.00

Cardigan - £10.00

Polo Shirt - £6.00

PE Tee Shirt - £5.00

Book Bags with long strap - £6.99

PE Bag - £5.00

If you would like to order your child’s uniform online with Brigade you can do this by going onto the Lea Forest Primary Academy website under ‘Parents’ heading at the top of the homepage, and Academy Uniform. Prices listed below:

Sweatshirt - £8.95

Polo Shirt - £7.45

PE Tee Shirt £5.99

Magical Mystery Day

posted 7 Mar 2014, 18:31 by J Croxon

To help to encourage all our pupils to attend the academy regularly we will be arranging a ‘Magical Mystery Day’ at Lea Forest Primary Academy during the last week of the Spring Term for all year groups.

Attendance at the Magical Mystery Day will be by invitation only. To be given an invitation to the event the pupils will need to:

· have at least 97% attendance for this half term.

· have arrived at school on time every day.

We are very excited to have started this new reward initiative and hope you, as parents/guardians, will encourage your child to attend the academy every day and on time.