Forestdale Primary School

Believe - Aspire - Excel


Be on time..... gates open at 8:40 and close at 8:50 - learning starts at 8.40am in class.....


Activities for younger children at Frankley Library

Boys Brigade has started at Hollymoor Church - girls and boys are welcome!

Click on the document below to find out more about the local Boys Brigade starting in September.

Free courses for parents

Free Online Qualifications from Birmingham Adult Education Service

Birmingham Adult Education Service are offering FREE online qualifications to residents of West Midlands Combined Authority to study in your own time in:

  • Mental Health Awareness – Level 1 Award (TQUK)
  • Alcohol Awareness – level 1 Award (NCFE)
  • Substance Misuse – Level 1 Award (NCFE)
  • ADHD Level 1
  • The Role of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)
  • Understanding Autism – Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)

For more information on these courses please contact: sameena.asmat@birmingham.gov.uk

www.trainbaes.co.uk / www.learnbaes.ac.uk

Activities at Frankley Library


This is to inform you of some things we have going on at Frankley Library and hope you can advertise to your students and parents.

Starting in the New Year, we are looking to run a reading group for children from 3:45 every other Wednesday.


Frankley Library Children’s Reading Group is open to any primary school children who are interested in reading and talking about what they’ve read.

There will be a member of staff to guide the conversation and make sure everyone gets a chance to speak if they want.


The first session will be on the 11th January and will be every other week.

There is no requirements to attend every session.


See below for events at Easter:

Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

1st Frankley Rainbows and 271st Birmingham Brownies and Guides will be meeting at Hollymoor Centre 

1st Frankley Rainbows 4:15 pm ~ 5:30 pm

271st Birmingham Brownies 5:15 pm ~ 6:45 pm

271st Birmingham Guides 6:30 pm ~ 8 pm



email ~ birmingham271@outlook.com



For more information click the link below





Anti Bullying Workshop

Forestdale has taken part in a city wide anti-bullying project.  Children from all over Birmingham visited  City Learning Centres to share ideas using Video Conferencing technology. Local police attended the event and worked alongside the children.


"It was eye opening to see the harm that cyber bullying can do!" - Courtney

"If I ever get bullied, I'll know what to do." - Owen


At Forestdale we are proud of the strong links that we have with the local community. These include:


City Learning Centre - Frankley

Colmers Sports College

Northfield Fire Station

Frankley Library

Bournville Lane Police Station

St Leonard's Church Frankley 

Balaam Wood School

Reaside Junior School

For information on your local Jobcentre Plus office, benefits and employment information please follow the link below: 

Substance Abuse Guide and Help for Parents



Parents will do almost anything to keep their children safe, but communicating with youth becomes more challenging as they get older. That’s why you should talk to your children about alcohol and other drugs early. It’s a conversation that you need to have because drugs can ruin your child’s life.


Every year, millions of teens try alcohol, marijuana or tobacco products for the first time. Most of them won’t get caught. They won’t get in a car accident, and they won’t become addicted. But a significant portion of them will, and the consequences can be devastating.

You can keep your children from becoming a statistic by being involved in their lives, having honest conversations with them and practicing what you preach.


Some parents, despite their best efforts, will have a child who develops a substance use disorder. That doesn’t mean the parent or child has failed. Helping a child recover from addiction is just one of the many challenges parents might face.


Click on the link for help and a free guide



Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark