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Glebe Primary SchoolLearning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere

At Glebe Primary School we aim to give your child a broad and balanced education in a secure, attractive environment.  The aim of this website is to give you as much information as possible about life at Glebe Primary School. When the children arrive at Glebe Primary School they bring with them a range and wealth of experience and skills which the school, in partnership with parents, will build upon and develop.  Throughout the school we foster a welcoming, caring, secure environment, which stimulates and supports the child in the learning process. 

Each child is valued and respected and is given the opportunity to experience success in order to develop a feeling of worth and positive self-image. By the time your children leave our school our aim is to have broadened their horizons, developed their all-round potential and given them the view that education is an enriching and enjoyable experience. We believe that educating children is a task jointly shared by home and school.  Children benefit most when we work closely together and there will be many opportunities for you to be in and around school, both formally and informally.

Curriculum IntentTo provide an enabling, accessible curriculum that inspires life-long learning

At Glebe Primary School we aim to provide an enabling, accessible curriculum that inspires life-long learning and fosters curiosity. We teach children to respect themselves and others in order to prepare them to take their place on our global interconnected world fulfilling their full potential. In order to build cultural capital, we provide engaging and topical learning experiences during each topic and ensure experiences nurture curiosity and are diverse, rich and aspirational.

The 2014 National Curriculum is embedded throughout the school building on the Early Years Foundation stage. We have developed our curriculum to ensure it is relevant for Glebe pupils and is accessible for our SEND and high needs pupils. Timetables and topics are carefully planned to ensure that learning comes to life through awe and wonder events which make learning more purposeful and enabling links to be made both between and across subjects.

Curriculum ImplementationHelping learners to improve their learning and performance in education, work, and life.

English and Maths are given the highest status in our curriculum to help learners to improve their learning and performance in education, work, and life. These are embedded in the school’s curriculum. At Glebe Primary School we follow the 2014 Primary English Curriculum objectives. In order to break the broad objectives down further we teach English under four key areas, each of these areas I broken down into fifteen strands. This helps teachers to plan for progression and identify gaps and weaknesses. Glebe Primary School uses The White Rose and Power Maths schemes to support the teaching of the National Curriculum for Mathematics. Click here for more information. Glebe Primary School uses Hamilton Trust scheme to support the teaching of the National Curriculum for Science. Click here for more information. Foundation subjects atThe Glebe Primary School curriculum consists of: the National Curriculum core and foundation subjects, which are taught through a relevant, contextual and inspiring creative curriculum, RE, PSHCE, Unicef Rights Respecting School aims and visits and visitors to ensure learning is always first hand where possible and a program of extracurricular activities that includes creative and physical opportunities. Each term we also provide a detailed outline of the topics and focus to be covered in each subject by each year group.

Curriculum IntentTo provide an enabling, accessible curriculum that inspires life-long learning

At Glebe Primary School we aim to provide an enabling, accessible curriculum that inspires life-long learning and fosters curiosity. We teach children to respect themselves and others in order to prepare them to take their place on our global interconnected world fulfilling their full potential. In order to build cultural capital, we provide engaging and topical learning experiences during each topic and ensure experiences nurture curiosity and are diverse, rich and aspirational.

The 2014 National Curriculum is embedded throughout the school building on the Early Years Foundation stage. We have developed our curriculum to ensure it is relevant for Glebe pupils and is accessible for our SEND and high needs pupils. Timetables and topics are carefully planned to ensure that learning comes to life through awe and wonder events which make learning more purposeful and enabling links to be made both between and across subjects.

Class StructuresWe offer a range of challenge and support to all our learners.

Currently our classes are organised into year groups. This means that pupils of a similar age (for example five and six year olds) are taught together. Depending on the number of children we have on roll, we do our best to arrange classes by year group with a maximum of 30 children in each Key Stage 1 class. The number to admit is guided by the Local Education Authority. In each class pupils are of mixed ability and we carefully ensure that the work set meets the ability and experience of each child. We offer a range of challenge and support to all our learners.

Admissions ArrangementsCatering for children between the ages of 3 and 11 years

Glebe is an Academy, with a Nursery, catering for children between the ages of 3 and 11 years. The Nursery has 26 places available for the daily morning sessions. Children with a place in the Nursery are not guaranteed a place in the school. Children start in our Nursery one year before they attend full-time education, but as there are limited places these are allocated on a chronological age basis, starting with those children who celebrate their fourth birthday in September (because September is the start of the school year). Nursery admissions are dealt with by the school. However, parents of children in our Nursery are still required to apply through the Local Education Authority for a place in full-time education.

Our Nursery admits both hearing and hearing impaired children. Our School requires that hearing children attend for five mornings a week - parents who take up the places offered do not have the option of reducing this allocation. Each session is for three hours. The staffing ratio here is one adult to 13 children, with hearing impaired children being supported by a member of staff with signing qualifications. Glebe Primary School is an Academy school and all applications for admission are made through Essex County Council Schools Admissions. The responsibility for applying for a school place rests with parents. The availability of the common application form, available online and printed in the Primary Education in Essex booklet (also published online), will be publicised on the Council’s website. The form will also be available on request from the LA. Parents will be able to make applications online and to refer to the Council’s website for admission policy information published in the relevant booklets. The common application form, completed either online or on paper, will be the only acceptable forms of application. The form will allow parents to express a preference for up to four primary and/or infant schools in ranked order (including non-Essex schools). The Application Form will allow you to prioritise your choice of schools and then, sometime around the following April, you should receive an offer of a school place.