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School Information


Keeping children safe is our number one priority.  To that end, Limehurst Academy has six members of staff who are trained as Designated Safeguarding Leads.  They are:

J Mellor Headteacher
K Brierley Student Support Manager
G Robinson Associate Assistant Headteacher
A Mauger   Assistant Headteacher & SENCo
C Corker Assistant Headteacher
S Smith Assistant Headteacher
D Sandhu Deputy Headteacher

If you wish to discuss or report a concern about your own child or another Limehurst Academy student, please contact one of the people listed above at the school.  Alternatively, you can call the Children’s Duty team on 0116 305 0005.

Reporting A Concern

Anybody (parent, student, etc.) can report a concern by clicking on the green exclamation mark button on the left-hand side of any Limehurst website page.

Guides for Parents and Carers

For advice on a number of issues, including Bullying and Cyber-Bullying, Child Sexual Exploitation, FGM, Domestic Abuse, Grooming, Online Safety, Sexting and Self-Harm, the NSPCC website is excellent.

Below are some links to help sheets for parents on keeping your children safe online.

Guide TO Instagram

Other sources of information

Internet Matters

An organisation set up to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world.

Parent Info

From CEOP and Parent Zone, Parent Info is a website for parents covering all the issues amplified by the Internet. It is a free service which helps schools engage parents with expert safety advice, endorsed by the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command. This website provides expert information across a range of online harms.

Parent Zone

Offers a range of resources for families, to help them meet the challenges of the digital age, including parent guides on the latest digital trends and platforms

For Students

BBC Own It

Support for young people to take control of their online life, including help and advice, skills and inspiration on topics such as friendships and bullying, safety and self-esteem.

Includes information for pupils on sexting, gaming, grooming, bullying, porn, relationships.

Preventing Radicalisation

It is possible for any child to be exposed to extremist influences. Children from very different backgrounds have been radicalised, even those from stable homes, who were doing well at school. However, it’s important to keep things in perspective and remember that for most young people, the risk that they will become involved with extremist groups is very low.

If you have any concerns, please visit the Educate Against Hate website which contains clear and sensible advice for parents.  Leicester and Leicestershire’s PREVENT team have trained all staff at Limehurst Academy in spotting the signs of radicalisation and extremism.  For more information on their work, see below.

Educate Against Hate

Leicester Prevent

Leicestershire Police

Leicestershire Police have launched a website which addresses a number of topics like personal safety, crime prevention and reporting. It also incorporates resources such as ‘Thinkuknow’ and ‘Tales of the road’ to make the learning of key messages fun and interactive.  Please go to