December 2017

Merry Christmas

posted 21 Dec 2017, 14:56 by J Croxon

Dear Parents

I am sure you will all agree that Christmas is a time for peace and goodwill to all and for giving and reflecting. Our children's performances have highlighted the festive spirit of Christmas and I hope it has left you ready to enjoy the Christmas holidays.

Lea Forest continues to move forward from the Ofsted GOOD judgement achieved in November 2016. We are now, on a regular basis hosting sessions in Lea Forest for other schools, both from Birmingham and further afield. Our visitors are keen to come and see the good practice in place in the school – particularly our 5 part maths model and ‘Resilient Reader’. The feedback from these visits is always really positive and every visitor we have comments on how respectful our children are and on their excellent behaviour. We are very proud of all your children and the way they model our school values on a daily basis. They really are a credit to you all.

On a sporting front, your children are now participating in a growing number of sports competitions. Yet again, they are a credit to us as a school and to you as parents, always showing great sportsmanship alongside a healthy level of competitiveness. These events will continue in 2018, alongside a number of non-sporting after school and lunchtime clubs.

I would very much like to thank our Parent Consultation Group who are becoming increasingly involved in the school and supporting with a growing number of events. The work completed in arranging the Christmas Fair, with the support of Miss Giles must be recognised. Well done for helping us to raise over £1800 for additional resources in school. With the dramatic decrease in budget faced by the school, this fundraising is crucial to enable us to provide both resources and experiences for your children. We look forward to a growing number of events over

Finally, I sincerely hope you enjoy a break from the daily school run, have a festive, merry Christmas and a very happy New Year Many thanks to you all, as parents/carers for your on going support of the school, ensuring the children attend daily, on time, well prepared and ready for the day’s activities. We look forward to seeing you all back in school on Tuesday 9 January 2018.

Fantastic Festive Fundraising

posted 20 Dec 2017, 14:56 by J Croxon

We’ve raised an amazing £1844 from our Christmas Events. Thank you to everyone that has supported our school this term.

Cash Payments Reminder

posted 20 Dec 2017, 14:55 by J Croxon

Please note that from the 9th of January we will no longer accept cash payments at the school office. Payments should be made via ParentPay either online or with your ParentPay Card at local PayPoint equipped stores. Please let the office staff know if you would like any assistance with using the system.

New Website

posted 08 Dec 2017, 11:55 by J Croxon

Our website has had a makeover just in time for our 5th Birthday. You can find all the latest letters, news and information about our academy at

Winter Weather Reminder

posted 08 Dec 2017, 11:55 by J Croxon

In the unlikely event of the academy having to close due to severe bad weather we will inform parents via text, twitter, the school website and local radio stations.

Please ensure that we have your current contact details on file so that we can reach you in the event of an emergency

Visit to Glebe Farm Library

posted 08 Dec 2017, 11:55 by J Croxon

Children from Key Stage 2 had the opportunity to meet with researchers from the British Library this week when they visited Glebe Farm Library.

Christmas Jumper Day

posted 08 Dec 2017, 11:55 by J Croxon

We will be taking part in the Save The Children Christmas Jumper day on the 15th of December.

Staff and Children will be dressing up in their Christmas Woolies for £1.

Contact Details

posted 08 Dec 2017, 11:55 by J Croxon

Please ensure that you have given us your current mobile number as we will be sending out text alerts every time a letter is published on our website.

Twenty is Plenty

posted 08 Dec 2017, 11:55 by J Croxon

As part of Road Safety week our academy is asking Birmingham City Council to lower the speed limits on Hurstcroft , Ridpool and Eddish Road to 20mph. Please sign our petition on the website search for Lea Forest Academy.

Appointment Reminder

posted 08 Dec 2017, 11:55 by J Croxon

Please can we remind parents that when ever possible appointments should be scheduled outside of the school day to avoid disruption to your child’s learning.

If this is unavoidable please ensure that you inform our office staff 30 minutes before you intend to collect your child so that they can be collected promptly from class.

Wrap up warm!

posted 08 Dec 2017, 11:55 by J Croxon

Please ensure that your child is sent to school with a warm winter coat, jumper ,hat and gloves as they will be going out side for play time and lunchtime during the winter months.

Christmas Fayre Update

posted 08 Dec 2017, 11:55 by J Croxon

This year Lea Forest are hosting a festive Christmas Fayre on Friday 15th December. The Fayre will run from 3.30pm—5.30pm and will include:

Stalls with products made from our pupils

Hot and cold drinks Pancake stand Santa’s grotto (photos available to purchase) Games room

Raffle for our festive Christmas hamper!

We hope to see you there!

Merry Christmas

The Parent Group

Focus Fortnight Results

posted 08 Dec 2017, 11:55 by J Croxon

Over 320 children have been entered into our focus fortnight prize draw for successfully managing to be in school every day for the past fortnight.

Congratulations to our prize winner we hope you enjoy spending your Asda Vouchers!

Christmas Fayre

posted 01 Dec 2017, 14:52 by J Croxon

Please send in any donations for the Christmas Fayre. We will be collecting up until the 15th of December.