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We love to share our children and staff members achievements on the radio, in the newspaper and on the local news. These are the latest examples from our local media.

Tag Rugby Finalists

posted 10 Jul 2017, 06:55 by J Croxon

Our team was one of many to be featured in the Evening Mail after taking part in the Tag Rugby tournament at Birmingham Exiles.

Onesie Wednesday At Lea Forest

posted 10 Apr 2017, 23:23 by J Croxon

On Wednesday the 22nd of March our children and teachers dressed up in their onesies in support of the Autism Society and raised a fantastic £230.75. Thank you to all who donated and took part. 

Fantastic Fundraising From Lea Forest

posted 31 Mar 2017, 07:49 by J Croxon

Last Friday we raised an amazing £619.45 for Comic Relief! A huge thank you to all of our children and parents for donating and supporting this worthwhile cause! 



posted 22 Mar 2017, 09:09 by J Croxon

Our children have raised £260.30 for Birmingham Children's Hospital as part of our Readathon Challenge. Thank you to all of our parents, family members and friends who sponsored our children and took time to read with them.

Fantastic Fundraising for Pudsey

posted 10 Feb 2017, 11:50 by J Croxon

Lea Forest is a Comic Relief Super School

posted 7 Feb 2017, 02:45 by J Croxon   [ updated 7 Feb 2017, 02:46 ]

We're delighted to announce that Lea Forest is a Red Nose Day Super school! Thanks to all our children's hard work and efforts over the past few years we have helped Comic Relief to raise funds that support charities at home and in other countries. Well done Lea Forest!

Poetry Assembly

posted 26 Jan 2017, 05:53 by J Croxon

Have a listen to our children as they perform a variety of poems and songs as part of our first poetry assembly. Performed January 26 2017

Christmas Audio Broad Casts

posted 16 Dec 2016, 10:42 by J Croxon

Ofsted - Press Release

posted 9 Dec 2016, 00:21 by J Croxon

Primary Academy Has 'Ambitious Culture Of High Expectations' Says Ofsted

Pupils and staff at a Kitts Green primary are celebrating their school being upgraded to be officially rated 'good' by Ofsted team following their two day inspection in November.

Their report, just published, confirms that leaders and governors at Lea Forest Primary Academy in Hurstcroft Road have created 'an ambitious culture of high expectations' and the headteacher and senior leadership team 'provide highly effective and inspiring leadership.'  They highlight that 'teaching has strengthened, attendance has improved and pupil's progress has accelerated so that pupils now achieve well in all key stages.'

Ofsted's  twelve page full inspection report praises many areas of school performance, including:

  • communication with parents is very good and pupils are well supported in their transition to other schools.
  • teachers deploy teaching assistants effectively, who are well prepared for their roles, supporting pupils of all abilities.
  • pupils enjoy coming to school. They say they 'feel good' about themselves in school.
  • Ofsted confirms parents' judgements that behaviour is good and if they have any concerns they are quickly followed up.
  • learning gets off to a good start in the early years and children are now well prepared for learning in Year 1.
  • disadvantaged pupils achieve at least as well as other pupils in the school and sometimes outperform them.
  • Expectations have risen for the most able pupils and tasks are more challenging which helps them to achieve their full potential.

The three areas inspectors have set for development to further improve the quality of education at Lea Forest Primary Academy, are ensuring that work for the most able and low attaining pupils stretches their abilities and strengthens their skills; ensuring that approaches to assessing pupils' skills are consistent; as well as ensuring that the school improvement plans contain clear targets and milestones to monitor school development fully effectively.

Hilary Thompson, Headteacher at Lea Forest Primary Academy, said: ‘We are delighted that Ofsted have recognised the journey that the school has been on and the progress that the school has made. We are immensely proud of our children. They are a real credit to the school.

Sporting success at the Hockey Tournament.

posted 5 Dec 2016, 08:19 by J Croxon

Our Yr5 and Yr6 Hockey teams had a brilliant time at the KESH academy in Sheldon. Despite the cold weather the children played brilliantly and our A-Team came away with the 1st Place medals. Our B team came home in 2nd place Mr Q was please to see great teamwork and sportsmanship from our children!

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