Lime Academy Forest Approach School Closure

21st May 2020 Coronavirus update

Letter Regarding School Phased Reopening 21st May 2020

I hope you and your families are all keeping well, staying at home and staying safe. 

The school currently remains closed to protect the health and safety of our vulnerable community, with the deep clean still taking place.

Teachers have been adding work and videos to Google Classroom for you to look at. Teachers are also setting fun activities that you can do at home with your child on Evidence for Learning. Please continue to add your own photos and videos - it is great to see our pupils looking well and having fun!

We appreciate these are difficult times and if your financial situation has changed as a result of the pandemic you may be eligible to apply for a school meal voucher to use at a supermarket of your choosing - please see the information below.  All pupils who currently have free school meals will automatically receive a voucher. If you have any problems accessing these please contact Helen Standen, Family Support.

During our school closure you will still be able to make contact with the school via the office at:

Following on from the Government announcement on Sunday to open Primary Schools from 1st June, please see the link below for further information.

Please click on the link below which contains FAQ / guidelines for parents regarding reopening.

FAQ Please click here

Mary Bickmore and all the Forest Approach team



Please continue to check the website for further updates.



Beware of coronavirus email scams

Families who receive Free School Meals have been targeted by a coronavirus email scam asking them to pass over their bank details.

We urge parents if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond and delete it immediately.

Please check our Twitter and Parent Zone for more information and support in home school communication and learning. 


We have also created a page dedicated to information about online safety. Please click here to access. 


For the new staff Makaton video please click here.




Welcome from the Head Teacher:

“Building the future by guiding the present”

As your Headteacher, it gives me great pleasure, on behalf of the governors, staff and students to welcome you to Lime Academy Forest Approach.

We pride ourselves on our broad and balanced curriculum where the teaching of life and social skills are our strength as well as inspiring high academic achievement. Our aim is for our students to achieve their full potential in order to equip them to become as independent as possible and ready for their next journey in life.

“The very welcoming environment is calm and purposeful, and pupils show delight as they participate in activities” Ofsted report 19-20 June 2018.

Our vision continues to maintain that our students have a voice regarding their own learning journeys. We have already implemented lots of changes by adapting our broad curriculum to ensure the student’s learning is fun and motivating offering lots of different opportunities.

We recognise each child is unique. Through our individual approach to teaching and learning and with small classes, children settle quickly and easily at any age of entry. We nurture each child’s unique talents and skills so that they can achieve their full potential within a stimulating, challenging and dynamic learning environment.

At Lime Academy Forest Approach, we offer extra-curricular activities, provisions and therapies including: breakfast and lunchtime clubs, bikeability, rebound, animal-assisted and music therapy as well as gardening and singing clubs.

Our staff are dedicated and work seamlessly together. They work hard to ensure the students are happy, safe and are able to access all opportunities across the school. This was reflected in our recent Ofsted report where 100 percent was achieved from our staff questionnaire.

We look forward to meeting you.

Mary Bickmore

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