Gazette 01/12/2023

Headteacher’s Message

Dear Glebe Families

I hope this Gazette finds you well.  It has been an incredibly busy week here at Glebe and I am delighted to share some exciting news and updates with you.

Firstly, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone in our community who attended or promoted our 2024 intake open evening.  It was a resounding success and we received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback.  I would like to extend a special thank you to the children who returned to support and act as role models for our school values.  We are immensely proud of the relationships our children have with one another and our staff.  This did not go unnoticed!  Many parents commented on the confidence and articulate nature of our tour guides too!

I am thrilled that our basketball team achieved remarkable success last week.  Their performance was outstanding as always and we couldn’t be prouder of them.  Well done, team!

In addition, I would like to commend our football team for their exceptional sportsmanship and team dynamic.  They consistently demonstrate a genuine passion for the game and we are always proud of their efforts.

I would also like to express my appreciation to the choir for representing our school at the Rayleigh Christmas lights event on Thursday.  Their voices filled the air with joy and brought a festive spirit to the occasion.

I would also like to thank Miss Redwood for her efforts in sourcing donations from Charfleets and Stibbards and Sons in Rayleigh for our beautiful Christmas trees at Glebe.

Looking ahead, we have some exciting events lined up.  Our productions will begin next Friday afternoon, starting with Year 5 and 6 at the church.  We warmly invite parents to join us for this special occasion.  Tickets will be issued from early next week.

Furthermore, we will be holding a decoration morning on Wednesday, where parents are welcome to come and help us adorn our school with festive cheer.  It will be a wonderful opportunity for us to come together as a community and create a joyful atmosphere with our children.

Lastly, I would like to remind you that our Year 3 and 4 students will be embarking on an educational trip to London on Thursday.  They will have the opportunity to explore the Science museum and gain valuable knowledge and experiences.

We have much to look forward to here at Glebe in the coming weeks and I am incredibly proud of our children and the dedication they show in all aspects of their education.  Thank you for your ongoing support.

Have a lovely weekend and wrap up warm!

Mr Clarke




A huge well done last week to:

1D: Riley H and Artie M

1M: Henry H and Hallie D

2N: Harry T and Eleanor H

2VC: Lilah G and Finley P

3/4 J: Ethan S and Orea K

3/4 P: Finley C and Oliver M

3/4 R: Edie P and Riley W


5A: Leo W and Nate C

5HA: Albie C-T and Annie B

6A: Donny T and Isabella W

6L: Coen C and Josh B


A huge well done this week to:

1D: Carter H and Jessica F

1M: Hallie D and Henrietta G-U

2N: Henley B and Max C

2VC: Rosie M and Carter C

3/4 J: Frank H and Mia G

3/4 P: Esme S and Henry A

3/4 R: Orson S and Aubrie T


5A: Grace W and Callum F

5HA: Mila-Rae B and Fraser C

6A & 6L: Amelie N, Amelia C, Lenora H, Zach G, Donny T, Isaac L, Aideen M, Noah W, Jada-Rose G, Tilly B, Evie O, Olly P, Daisy Rose A-B, Jazz D, Lilly M, Keira C, Ruby J.



Attendance: Our school target is 97%

Year to date 94.6%

We expect pupils to be in school everyday.

We will not authorise term time absence except in exceptional circumstances and where appropriate, Essex County Council will issue fines.


RS: 96.8% 3/4R: 92.3%
RP: 97.4% 3/4P: 95.3%
1D: 89.0% 5A: 96.3% 
1M: 94.0% 5HA: 94.3%
2N: 90.3%  6A: 94.0%
2VC: 93.4% 6L: 93.7%
3/4J: 93.0%  

This week, the class with the highest attendance was RP with 97.4%.  Well done!  The attendance reward will be coming your way.  Last week, the class with the highest attendance was 2VC with 97.8%.  Congratulations!


Talbot Avenue

Please could parents be mindful where they park along Talbot Avenue as we have received some complaints regarding parking over residents’ driveways.  Thank you for your co-operation. 

Lunchtime Star Players – Gracie-Mai P, Elvis S, Daphne W, Josh C, Henry S, Henry F, Leo M, Leo L, Mia C, Cory C.

Key Dates

6 December – Christmas decoration day.

7 December – Year 3/4 London Science Museum trip.

7 December – Year 5/6 Christmas production rehearsal at the Church at 1.30pm.

8 December – Year 5/6 Christmas production at the Church at 2.00pm.

12 December – 9.30am Nursery production.  2.00pm Year 3/4 production.

13 December – FoGPS Elf Emporium/Santa’s Grotto.

14 December – FoGPS Panto, Christmas dinner, Christmas jumper day.

15 December – 9.30am Year 3/4 production, 2.15pm Year 1/2 production.

18 December – 9.15am Year 1/2 production, 2.30pm Reception production.

19 December – 9.15am Reception production.

Spotlight on Safeguarding


Basketball Champions!


The school basketball team won the recent Castle Point district event which took place at Waterside, Canvey.  It was a very competitive tournament, with 18 schools in attendance.  The team won 3 games and drew 1 in the group stage and finished in second place.

The team, comprising of 6 boys and 6 girls (boys playing in the first half and girls in the second half), won their semi-finals against Woodham Ley.  The finals was a tense affair against Canvey Juniors.  It went into extra time, then free throws, before the team won.  A huge well done to the children who took part and thanks to the parents who gave up their time to offer transport, then stayed to cheer the team to victory.  The team will now go on to represent the Castle Point district at the Essex County basketball finals on Thursday 18 January 2024 at University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester.


Our champions are: Ronnie M, Ruby J, Bobby S, Ella-Rose F, Charlie S, Amal B A, Alfie B, Keira C, Josh B, Amelia C and Fraser C.


Well done to Luke R who got Man of the Match for his team, Rayleigh Pumas, at a game on Sunday where they won 4-2!

Congratulations to Iyla W who won two 1st places and a 2nd and a 3rd at a majorette competition.  Well done!

We are so proud of the choir who performed at the Rayleigh Christmas lights switch-on yesterday.  What a wonderful way to start the festive season!  They sang their hearts out.  Well done and thank you to Mrs Steele and Mrs Hobbs for working so hard with them.

Children in Need

Christmas Dinner – Please order on Scopay by Monday 4 December.

Caterlink Autumn/Winter 2023-24 Lunch Menu