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Academy Funeral Arrangements

Last week we shared the sad news about Mrs Hannah Lamptey, one of our Phase 3 teachers, who died on Wednesday. Her family have asked we pass on their thanks for the many kind cards, letters and messages from pupils and their families. The response has been overwhelming and a testament to the amazing teacher she was.

Mrs Lamptey’s funeral will be taking place on Wednesday 6th February. As a school we would like to pay our respects yet run the school as normal as possible durin…g this very difficult time. Chairs of the Governing Body have approved for the school to finish early for Year 7 and Year 8 pupils only on that day so Hannah’s closest working colleagues and a group of pupils representing the school can pay their last respects.

School will end at 12.00pm on Wednesday 6th Feb for Year 7 and Year 8 pupils. Lunch will not be served for Year 7 and Year 8 on this day.

Sad News – A great loss

Dear parents, carers and wider school community,

Our school community was deeply saddened yesterday to learn of the death of Mrs Hannah Lamptey. In recent months everyone at TLA has been supporting Mrs Lamptey and her family as she battled a particularly aggressive form of cancer.


Mrs Lamptey was an outstanding teacher who cared very deeply about the success and wellbeing of each and every one of our pupils. We will all miss her very much and we will spend many difficult moments grieving this loss.

Today we informed our pupils of this sad news. This news is very difficult for all of us to accept and we will need to support each other during the grieving process. This morning many pupils have written letters which we shall pass on to Mrs Lamptey’s family with all our condolences.


We want you to know that all teachers and all school staff are here to help pupils in any way that we can.

Teacher Training Day

MONDAY 7th JANUARY WILL BE A STAFF TRAINING DAY. Please add this extra date to your calendars at home. Thank you.

After School Clubs

After School Clubs finish next Friday 14th Dec for the year. Club letters for Spring Term will be issued when we start back in January with clubs starting up again for everyone, including Reception,  before the end of January.
We will keep you updated.

So far this year we have run over 450 clubs after school for pupils.

November Newsletter

Dear parent, carers and wider community,

Take a look at our November Newsletter and see what’s happening in school over the next half term.

Thank you for your support.

Jobs at TLA

Currently recruiting for a Reception Teacher & new Teaching Assistants.

See details on the ‘Recruitment’ Section of our website.


Sorry for the inconvenience of today however these were circumstances beyond our control. We will be open again tomorrow as normal. Thank you for you patience during exceptional circumstances like this.



Due to a problem with the mains water supply to school we have no water in school – no washing, toilets or food. We MUST CLOSE SCHOOL for today. Please can you pick up your child as soon as possible from their classroom door. If you have a child in Year 7 or 8 and would like them to walk home please contact school on 01132 645456 or Dojo your teacher.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Become an Academy Governor

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing to you today to let you know of an exciting opportunity to support school even more by becoming a member of the Academy Governing Body.

One of our previous parent Governors has moved away from the area resulting in a vacancy for a parent or carer to become more involved in school life, the leadership and forward planning of the school.

Having just had a very successful OFSTED and joining the Red Kite Learning Trust, this is a great time to join the team as we will be working together in new ways on new projects.

We provide lots of training opportunities to support you with this role and hope that you can invest some time in the school helping us make it as good as we can for your child and others.

If you would like to find out more please check out the Governance section of our website

Attached to this post is a nomination form for yourself or others.

September Newsletter

Welcome back to a new school year.

This newsletter has key dates and information that you need to get the year off to a great start. Copies will also be emailed and summary versions will be sent home in paper form.

Newsletter September 18