Admissions Policy Consultation for 2021 for Abbey Mead

Having joined TMET (The Mead Educational Trust) in September 2019, Abbey Mead Primary Academy is its own admissions authority and as such has to establish its own admissions arrangements. The proposed admissions policy for the 2021/22 academic year can be found on our website. The Academy has decided to remain part of the Leicester City admissions process and, therefore, the Local Authority administers all admissions to the Academy. The policy is in line with the admissions criteria that Leicester City Council uses for primary schools. The consultation period runs from 21 October 2019 to 2 December 2019 and allows anyone with an interest (for example parents, other schools and the local community) to comment about the proposed 2021/22 admission arrangements. You can comment by: Writing to: Cathy Brown, The Mead Educational Trust, The Mead Centre, 343 Gipsy Lane, Leicester LE4 9DD Emailing: [email protected] There is consultation on the admissions arrangements…

Parking on Ellis Avenue

Whilst we have done lots to encourage safe parking around the site and seen vast improvements along Bruin Street (our most used entrance), we continue to have issues along Ross Walk and Ellis Avenue.  Whilst parents are very willing to move to a safe location once prompted, we must ensure we park safely as a matter of course and not have to be asked.  Thank you to our parents who continue to speak with people who have parked unsafely to remind them to be courteous.    

Packed Lunches

Over the past couple of weeks, children have been taking a look at the range of packed lunches brought to school to look for any trends and patterns.  Whilst there have been lots of positives with balanced packed lunches: fruit, sandwiches, yoghurts, pastas alongside some small snacks; biscuits, crisps, etc. There have also been some worrying discoveries with some children only bringing crisps, chocolate biscuits and fast food.  We remind parents of the importance of having balanced packed lunches. Bin the soggy sandwiches and get inspired with healthy, speedy and scrumptious school packed lunch ideas. Healthy and happy Starchy foods like bread, rice, potatoes or pasta. Protein foods like meat, fish, eggs or beans. A dairy item, like cheese or yogurt. Vegetables or salad and a portion of fruit.  

The Mead Educational Trust

We are now an academy as part of TMET. This means being part of a multi-academy trust currently comprising: six Leicester primary schools: Willowbrook Primary Academy, Thurnby Lodge Primary Academy, Northfield House Primary Academy, Knighton Fields Primary Academy, Kestrel Fields Primary Academy and Rowlatts Hill Primary Academy; two Leicester secondary schools: Rushey Mead Academy and Hamilton Academy; and a new Leicester secondary school due to open in September 2019: Castle Mead Academy. There is more information about TMET at