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Lime Tree Primary School

Learning Together to Achieve Success


A new beginning Welcome Thank you for expressing an interest in Lime Tree Primary School; a brand new Primary academy in Reigate and Redhill that opened its doors in September 2013. As an academy within GLF Schools we benefit from sharing outstanding resources, facilities and support with Glyn School and the other primaries within the family of schools. Joining our school is an amazing opportunity to be part of something very special as we develop and shape the future of the school to meet the needs of the children within our local community.

Our Mission We respect and value every individual in our school community and will inspire, challenge and support each other to achieve success.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school to meet our children and staff and to see our lovely refurbished facilities. Jo Newton Head of School

Jon Chaloner Executive Headteacher

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Expectations At Lime Tree Primary School we have high expectations of all children, staff and parents. By working and learning together we are confident that the children will ‘grow, learn and flourish’ into confident young adults equipped to face the challenges of the future. Our school values focus on the key skills and attributes that will help the children become successful learners; Spirituality – being caring, empathetic and open to learn new things Teamwork – be willing to share knowledge, skills and experiences Risk Taking – be prepared to have a go Independence – be confident, safe and happy individuals Vision – be creative, imaginative and resourceful

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Endeavour – be the best that you can be


We reward and celebrate all the achievements of the children through our weekly WOW assembly as they STRIVE to achieve their full potential.

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An inspiring curriculum At Lime Tree Primary School we are committed to providing warm, caring relationships and stimulating opportunities so that young children are happy and engaged in their new school. We believe that it’s not just what you learn but how you learn; children need to become learners for life to reach their full potential. The rich and varied curriculum will provide opportunities for the children to develop skills to help them to be successful in the future, including Language, Literacy, Maths, Science and ICT as well as History, Geography, Art and

Design, RE, PSHE, PE, Music and Modern Foreign Languages. As an academy we will follow the outline of the National Curriculum. The emphasis is on teaching through engaging topics where creative learning is linked through exciting and relevant contexts that meet the different interests and needs of all the pupils. Teachers and Learning Assistants will support the children’s learning, using their knowledge and skill to make a difference to every child.

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Extensive facilities We are in a unique position this year as we are currently located in newly refurbished site on Alexander Road. The school provides plenty of space and opportunity to bridge the gap between the old and the new – with a spacious hall, library and classrooms equipped with ICT to facilitate our innovative approach to learning and teaching.

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The brand new purpose built school, due for completion in 2015 is located on Battlebridge Lane in Merstham. The design of the buildings is modern, bright and dynamic to facilitate 21st Century learning.

We are very excited to be working with the architects and planning team to ensure that the buildings meet our every need, and Lime Tree Primary School will be a flagship for new schools in Surrey. During this period of transition, Surrey County Council is pleased to offer its support by providing transport from Battlebridge Lane and Frenches Road for families that qualify for this facility. Children in reception adapt quickly to boarding the ‘Big School Bus’ and arrive at school happy and ready to start their day.


We are proud to offer fresh, nutritious meals, cooked on site by Cucina Catering. Staff eat with the children at meal times to encourage the benefits of healthy eating and positive attitudes to sharing meals together. We are delighted that Cucina will move with us to Battlebridge Lane in due course. Lime Tree Primary School runs its own Breakfast Club before school, and works closely with local providers to offer after school provision. In addition there are a number of extracurricular clubs on offer run by staff and local community providers.

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A collaborative approach to learning Working in partnership with parents is key to successful learning. We actively encourage parents to be involved with their children’s learning as well as promoting parental involvement in all aspects of school life.

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Our open door policy facilitates regular opportunities for informal discussion. There are also invitations for parents and carers to join in our Family Learning Events, Parent consultation Evenings and drop in sessions. We also encourage parents to join our team of willing helpers or

dedicated members of the Friends of Lime Tree who organise social events and fundraising activities for everyone to enjoy! Our newly established Local Governing Body works tirelessly to support our dedicated team of staff. We value our new relationships that we are forging with the local community, in particular the feeder preschools and nurseries, to ensure the smooth transition for the children into school.


Head of School: Jo Newton BSc (Hons) NPQH Location 1 Alexander Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8ED T: 01737 230010  F: 01737 230011 Location 2 (Site of new purpose built school due to be completed for September 2015) Battlebridge Lane, Merstham, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 3LG

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