June 2017

Family Fun Day

posted 19 Jun 2017, 07:54 by J Croxon

On Friday 30 June 2017, we will be holding our first family fun afternoon. This has been organised by our Parent Consultation Group who have worked alongside Mrs Gonzales and Mrs Wakelam. It will start at 2pm on the top field and everyone is welcome. There will be bouncy castles, stalls and there will also be an opportunity to “Soak the teachers”! We will send a letter with further details next week.

Nursery Places

posted 19 Jun 2017, 07:52 by J Croxon

We still have a limited number of part-time places available in Nursery for September 2017. Please contact the main office on 0121 675 3985 for more information or to request an application pack.

Uniform Reminder

posted 19 Jun 2017, 07:42 by J Croxon

Our visitors always comment how smart and respectful our children are. Please help us to continue to impress our visitors by making sure your child has the correct uniform in school.



Grey Trousers

Red Sweatshirts with Lea Forest Logo or Plain Red Sweatshirt

Red Polo Shirt with Lea Forest Logo or Plain Red Polo Shirt or Plain White Polo Shirt

Grey Socks - Black Shoes


Grey Skirt or Grey Trousers

Red Sweatshirts with Lea Forest Logo or Plain Red Sweatshirt or Plain Red Cardigan

Red Polo Shirt with Lea Forest Logo or Plain Red Polo Shirt or Plain White Polo Shirt

Grey Socks or Grey Tights

Black Shoes (Boots and open toe sandals are not acceptable footwear in the academy.)

Simple Red and White Gingham Dress

Plain Red or White Head Scarves

Sporting Success Stories

posted 19 Jun 2017, 07:31 by J Croxon

Congratulations to Tiaani-Millie from Yr4 who received a special award over the weekend for her tap dancing skills and to Millie also in Yr4 who has been selected to play in the Erdington and Saltley Primary school district football team.

Our football teams have had a brilliant year as well, with the boys team currently 5th in their league and the girls currently in 2nd place (only 2 points from the top spot). Thank you to all the parents who have supported our children at the events.

Think Before You Park

posted 19 Jun 2017, 07:29 by J Croxon

Please help us to keep our children safe by not parking in a dangerous or illegal fashion. Wherever possible we ask parents to use alternative modes of transport or park a short distance away from the academy to prevent congestion around the school gates.

Staff Leaving

posted 19 Jun 2017, 07:26 by J Croxon

It is that time of the year where we start to plan for the next academic year, this includes welcoming new children into Nursery and Reception classes and matching existing classes and children to the right teachers. It will be time to say farewell to some members of staff who have decided to further their careers elsewhere when we break-up for the summer holidays.

Mrs Goldie leaves Lea Forest after 19 long years of teaching throughout the school from EYFS upto Year 6 and most recently carrying out successful intervention groups.

Mrs McElroy-Stringer is going to work at Topcliffe Primary Academy as SENCO. Mrs McElroy-Stringer has been with us for 3 years and has gained experience and now wants to further her teaching journey.

Mrs Scranage will be retiring after four and a half years as our school Receptionist.

Mrs Cummins who has been with us for just under 2 years will be leaving on 26 June to take up a new role at Alderbrook Secondary school in Solihull.

We wish them all the very best of luck in everything they do and hope they keep in touch.

Safeguarding Update

posted 9 Jun 2017, 16:35 by J Croxon

The safety and security of our students and staff is a top priority for Lea Forest Academy. As you already know, we implement a number of measures as part of a comprehensive plan aimed at ensuring our school remains a safe place for our children to learn.

The school has clear procedures in place and we practice these at least once a year. We have practiced our Lockdown Procedure today. During a Lockdown Procedure, classroom doors are secured and the children remain inside the room until instructed by the teacher to resume their activities. All exterior doors are locked and no one is permitted to enter or leave the building. Children are kept inside the school and classrooms when circumstances make it safer to stay in the classroom rather than evacuate. Just as we prepare our children to properly respond to a fire drill, they also need to be aware of the proper response during a lockdown drill. These drills should be treated with the same level of importance as fire drills.

Please be assured that staff have spent time discussing the importance of this procedure with the children prior to running the drill. We also took time after the drill to remind them that it was only a practice and that there was no danger.

Please talk to your child about today’s lockdown to ensure they have understood that it was only a practice.