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Welcome to Lime Tree Primary School

The first primary academy in Reigate and Redhill. We are a brand new two form entry primary school which opened in September 2013, currently located on Alexander Road, Reigate.

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Ofsted Success! Lime Tree’s efforts bearing fruit after Ofsted success Every child at Lime Tree got to enjoy the feeling of being top of the class recently as the school passed its first Ofsted inspection with flying colours. Lime Tree Primary was opened by the GLF schools in September 2013, and having had government inspectors pay their first visit in May of this year, it is now officially able to describe itself as being a good school with outstanding features. “Schools are such organic, closely knit places that creating one from a blank canvas has been a really exciting challenge,” said head teacher Jo Newton, “so to be given so much official approval and encouragement for all the work that everyone has put in so far should be a real source of pride for everyone associated with Lime TreePrimary School, be they staff, children or parents.” The official government report noted Miss Newton’s ‘strong leadership and clear vision for the development of the school’, as well as recognising the strong support received by the GLF schools – but it was Lime Tree’s children who were the real stars of the show. Their ‘outstanding’ behaviour was commended, as was their ‘excellent attitudes to learning’ and their ‘thirst for knowledge in all that they do’, with the overall judgement that ‘pupils thoroughly enjoy school’. The encouragement of the teaching staff was also highlighted, as was the satisfaction expressed by parents of children at Lime Tree Primary School. “Two years is only a very early stage in the development of our school, but it’s hugely encouraging to know that so much of what we have done so far has been recognised,” added Miss Newton. “It’s a huge team effort, with everyone associated with the school playing their part, and it means we can move into the next chapter of the school’s development, including moving to our new permanent Battlebridge Lane site, with a real spring in our step.” Ofsted Letter       Ofsted Report To access the full report please follow this link www.ofsted.gov.uk Read More
Support grows for Lime Tree High School Parents have given early support to plans by GLF Schools to open a new co-educational secondary school in the Redhill/Merstham area in time for the start of the 2017 academic year. Since a website (www.limetreehighschool.org) was set up for parents to register their interest, there have been nearly 200 positive responses, with several of them commenting on the ‘desperate need’ for additional secondary school places in the region, and welcoming GLF’s proposals to address the issue. GLF Schools is a Surrey-based multi-academy trust, formed in 2012 when Glyn School and Danetree Junior School formalised their existing partnership. In subsequent years, it has grown to take in 10 primary and secondary schools across Surrey and Berkshire, with two more schools joining in July and September 2015. The multi-academy trust has a local presence and understanding of the issues facing parents in the Redhill and Merstham area, having set up Lime Tree Primary School in partnership with Surrey County Council in September 2013. The proposed new secondary school would collaborate with the existing primary, hence the shared name but GLF Schools is clear that this is a working name only. The current overcrowding in local primary schools demonstrates the problems that lie ahead unless urgent action is taken. For GLF’s proposal to be successful there needs to be a demonstrable demand for the new school to be established. GLF's Executive Headteacher, Jon Chaloner, said the levels of parental interest highlighted the problem, and the enthusiasm shown for the plans proved that GLF can help to resolve it. “The levels of interest shown are hugely encouraging," he said. "The fact that Lime Tree Primary School has already been set up and that it has taken an additional class in each of its first two year groups proves that there is demand for extra capacity in the local school system. In addition, the support from the local secondary headteachers and college principals has been exceptional." Mr Chaloner added GLF Schools is keen to build on the early support for its plans, and encouraged parents of prospective students, particularly parents of children currently in Year 4, as they will be the first year’s cohort, to register their interest on the website www.limetreehighschool.org. Read More
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