Gazette 15/12/2023

Headteacher’s Message

Dear Glebe Families

As we bid farewell to another term filled with growth, learning and shared moments, I want to extend my sincere appreciation to each of you for your ongoing support.

Our school community thrives because of your active involvement and as we embrace the holiday season, let’s take a moment to celebrate the achievements, big and small, that our children have accomplished together.

May the joy of the holidays be present in your homes and may you find time for relaxation, laughter and cherished moments with family and friends.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Thank you for being an integral part of the Glebe family.

Warm regards

Mr Clarke



Our school target is 97%

Year to date: 94.5%

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: 95.5% 3/4R: 95.7%
RP: 94.6% 3/4P: 93.3%
1D: 88.7% 5A: 94.7% 
1M: 96.0% 5HA: 91.3%
2N: 91.0%  6A: 87.7%
2VC: 98.6% 6L: 94.3%
3/4J: 94.3%  

This week, the class with the highest attendance was 2VC with 98.6%.  Well done!  The attendance reward will be coming your way.


Lunchtime Star Players

Well done to Jace R, Grace W, Dolly C-B, Jess H, Lottie G, Peyton S, Cory C, Annie S, Esme S.

Fortnightly Focus – Presentation

Please ensure that your child is in full uniform, smartly dressed, wearing appropriate footwear and uphold high standards of presentation in all of their work.

Online Safety

Are you planning on giving your child a new games console, mobile phone, tablet or computer game this Christmas?  Or do you have friends or family who are?  Visit for practical things you can do to help make your child’s new device safer when they are online. 

Key Dates

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

19 December – Non-uniform day.  9.15am Reception production.  End of term.

4 January 2024 – Return to school.

16 January 2024 – Parent session – Bring your parent to lunch – Class 3/4P.

17 January 2024 – Parent session – Bring your parent to lunch – Class 3/4J.

19 January 2024 – Young Voices at O2 (Choir).

26 January 2024 – Parent session – Bring your parent to lunch – Class 3/4R.

Spotlight on Safeguarding

2VC Igloos

Class 2VC made igloos out of paper mache and created an outside setting.  Well done!

Service of Hope

On Tuesday evening, the choir sang at the Baptist church’s annual Service of Hope for the bereaved.  The children were absolutely amazing, not just for their performance but for the whole of the service.  Seeing them write their messages of remembrance for the tree and light candles of hope was really wonderful.  It was so lovely to have so many of Mrs Smith’s previous choir members come back to join in with the performance as well.  Well done and thank you everyone!


Caterlink Autumn/Winter 2023-24 Lunch Menu

Consultation on Admissions Policy for 2025-26

Please click here to view the details via our website.