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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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Pupils go undersea exploring and meeting tig... Children were encouraged to release their inner Rembrandts and pour out their hidden Picassos recently in a day of events inspired by the theme of classic art. Representatives from the Magic Lantern, a nationwide educational charity which encourages the use of painting and works of art in a wider teaching environment, visited the school to work with children in Reception and Year One on art and performance projects based around the undersea collages of Henri Matisse, and Henri Rousseau’s classic picture ‘Tiger in a Tropical Storm (Surprised)'. Lime Tree deputy head Claire Williamson, who oversaw events on the day, said it had been a wonderful experience for the children. “Youngsters have such a different way of looking at the world that often they can interpret and respond to art in a way that adults never would,” she explained. “Matisse is a perfect example – collages and cutting out shapes and colours like that are something that they can relate to in a very direct way, so they respond very enthusiastically and see it as something they can do. “Similarly, the Tiger painting is a very bold, straight forward image depicting a dramatic scene, and they really reacted to it, and enjoyed acting out what might be going on in the picture. Having Magic Lantern in was a wonderful way of stimulating their imaginations.” Kate Dalton, representing event sponsors Reigate Decorative and Fine Art Society, helped set up the event and said the group were similarly delighted by their visit to the school. “They really enjoyed their visit to Lime Tree and said it was great to see such an engaged, positive reaction from the children,” she added. “It lets you know what you’re doing is worthwhile when you can see such direct and instant results." Read More
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
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