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Applebee Wood Community Specialist School

Respect, Belonging, Trust, Resilience, Aspiration


At Applebee Wood School, we are always looking at ways in which we can improve our work with parents and carers and also establish stronger links within our community. 


What is the LPPA award?
Here at Applebee Wood, we want to ensure that as a school we work effectively with our parents and the local community. As a school we value the support and contribution that parents and carers make to children’s school life, both within and beyond the classroom. The award is founded on research which shows that there is a very positive impact on achievement, behaviour and attendance in schools where parents are supported and therefore engaged in their children’s learning. Feedback from parents and carers is extremely important and we want to hear your views and improve our current practice.


Our Pupil Parent Support Worker’s are Shelley Walton and Julie Beaghan, their roles within the school partly involves ensuring continued accreditation for the LPPA.


Here's what they have to say about the LPPA:

"We were first awarded the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) in March 2013. Since then, as a school and staff, we have made numerous improvements to our school. We were recredentialed in March 2016 and recredentialed again in March 2019 and again in February 2023." 


Here are the objectives that make up the award.


Objective 1: The school demonstrates a commitment to work towards achieving the LPPA


Objective 2: The school makes and implements effective plans to achieve and maintain the LPPA.


Objective 3: The school is a welcoming, communicative and friendly place for parents.


Objective 4: The school promotes the awareness and participation of all groups of parents in supporting their children’s learning and developing their own learning. In addition, the school holds and actively promotes a programme of opportunities and events for joint parent and child participation.


Objective 5: The school provides a good induction for all new parents.


Objective 6: The school provides parents with relevant and user-friendly guidance and information to help them to support their children’s learning.


Objective 7: The school produces and implements parent-friendly policies to establish effective home-school links and to improve children’s attendance, punctuality, progress and positive participation in school.


Objective 8: The school provides good support for all parents as their children move through or leave the school


Objective 9: The school summarises its achievements against the LPPA Objectives and outlines its future plans.


More information, including an FAQ, can be obtained from the Leading Parent Partnership Award website


As of the 10th of February 2023,Applebee Wood School has been reaccredited with the LPPA for a further 3 years. The reassessment report can be viewed with our other external reports.