April 2016

Forest Fell Timbers To Go Top!

posted 27 Apr 2016, 10:04 by J Croxon

Taken from article by Joe Perkins ESPA

Lea Forest jumped to the peak of the Corporate Clothing division following Tuesday night's top of the table clash with Timberley - and are now one point clear of the reigning champions. Both teams put on a fantastic spectacle in really dreadful conditions with all the boys leaving everything on the pitch. With Forest leading 1-0, they then had to withstand a second half Timbers onslaught, and only an outstanding goalkeeping display by their lad in the sticks, Cristian, keeping them in the game; Timberley peppered the Foresters goal but with no return.

This was in stark contrast to Monday night's game where Timberley blasted 17 goals past a beleaguered Alston. The dramatic 17-2 scoreline took the champs - briefly, for a day - back to the summit. However, after Tuesday's result they have slipped back into second place with the division continuing its congested look remaining as tight as ever. Any one of the top 6 teams is still in with a chance of a top-two finish in this exciting, breathless division.

Thursday May 5th - Partial Closure due to Polling Day

posted 25 Apr 2016, 15:56 by J Croxon

Lea Forest Academy will be used as a polling station for the local elections on Thursday 5 May. Nursery, Reception and Year 1 to Year 5 children should not attend school on this day as the academy will be closed.

Children in Year 6 have a morning SATs revision class and must attend school from 9:00am via door number 4 on Eddish Road.

The academy will reopen as normal on Friday 6 May.


posted 25 Apr 2016, 15:53 by J Croxon

Children in Yr1 will now be on Thursdays until the end of the summer term.

Please ensure your child has a PE kit with them each time they have a lesson.

Nursery and Reception Places for September 2016

posted 25 Apr 2016, 15:29 by J Croxon

Offer letters have all been posted out now for Reception places for this September. Please ensure that the acceptance slip is signed and returned to Lea Forest Academy by 3 May. If you have not received the letter please contact: Birmingham Admissions on 0121 303 1888.

We currently still have nursery places available this coming September. If you are interested in a place, please collect an application form from the school office.

Attendance Reminder

posted 25 Apr 2016, 15:25 by J Croxon [ updated 25 Apr 2016, 15:26 ]

All pupils are expected to be in school daily and on time. If your child is absent from school you MUST:

1. Call the academy by 9.30am on the morning of the first day of absence on 0121 675 3985

2. Keep the academy informed during the absence, daily where possible and provide a return date.

3. Bring in the medical evidence such as an appointment card, letter confirming the appointment or prescription medication.

No contact during absence will result in an unauthorised code being given (this can lead to a Penalty Notice being issued by Education Welfare Service Court.)

Please contact Mr Wills and the Learning Mentor Team if you have any concerns about your child's attendance or would like any support or advice.

Late Arrivals

posted 25 Apr 2016, 15:23 by J Croxon

Our focus last term was to reduce the number of late children across the school. Our focus this term will be on attendance and lateness of Reception children to prepare them for Year 1. Please ensure your child is arriving on time to school every day. If you need any help or advice on improving your child's attendance please speak with Mr Wills or a member of our Learning Mentor Team.

Polling Day - Partial Closure Thursday May 5th

posted 22 Apr 2016, 10:28 by J Croxon

Lea Forest will be used as a polling station for the local elections on Thursday May the 5th. Children in Nursery, Reception and Yr1 - Yr5 should not attend school on this day as the academy will be closed. Children in Yr6 have a morning SATS revision class and should attend school from 8:45am via door number 4 on Eddish Road.

The academy will reopen as normal on Friday 6th of May from 8am.

Teacher Swap 1JR and 4JG

posted 22 Apr 2016, 10:23 by J Croxon

As part of our on-going training and development for our teachers, for two weeks, Miss Rose (Y1) and Miss Giles (Y4) will be teaching each other's classes. This will begin on Monday 25 April. The planning will be led by the class teacher and their year group partner and the teachers will be supporting each other. Your child's class teacher will still be available for you to talk to if you need them.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to ask Miss Rose, or Miss Giles.

SATs Revision Morning - Thursday 5 May 2016

posted 22 Apr 2016, 10:19 by J Croxon

As you know your children in Year 6 have important SATs tests to sit in a few weeks’ time. Due to this we have made the decision to use the only part of the school we are allowed to access on Polling day (Thursday 5 May) to stay open for Y6. The children will only do half a day and free toast and milk will be provided at break-time.

Year 6 children will need to attend as usual for half a day, from 9.00am to 12.00pm. If your child is unwell please follow the normal absence procedures by telephoning the main office to report the absence.

The children will need to enter the school through Door 4 (Nursery/Reception entrance) on Eddish Road. All other entrances will be closed to children.