Gazette 19/01/2024

Headteacher’s Message

Dear Glebe Families

I hope this edition of our Gazette finds you well and that you have had a fantastic week.  It has been an incredibly busy time here at Glebe, with so many exciting events taking place this week.

Firstly, I would like to congratulate Year 3/4 on their successful enrichment and school dinner event.  The children had a wonderful time learning new skills, crafting with their parents and enjoying a delicious meal together.  Next week, is 3/4R’s turn and their event will take place next Friday.  I am sure they will have just as much fun!

I would like to extend my congratulations to our basketball team for their outstanding performance in the finals yesterday.  They demonstrated great sportsmanship, commitment, enthusiasm and teamwork throughout.  Well done to all involved!

Tonight, our talented choir will be performing at the prestigious O2 arena.  This is a fantastic opportunity for our children to showcase their musical abilities on a grand stage.  We are incredibly proud of them and know they will do an outstanding job.  Break a leg, choir!

As the weather is getting colder, I would like to remind all parents to ensure that their children come to school dressed appropriately and wearing coats when going outdoors.  It is important that we all stay warm and comfortable during the winter months.

Lastly, I would like to remind you that parents’ evening will be held on the last Tuesday before half term.  The usual arrangements apply and a letter with further details will be sent out shortly.  This is a valuable opportunity for you to discuss your child’s progress with their teachers, so please make sure to mark it in your calendars.

Thank you for your continued support and I wish you all a fantastic weekend ahead.

Warm regards

Mr Clarke




A huge well done this week to:

1D: Isobel K and Noah D-S

1M: RJ Keys and Molly K

2N: Darcy B and Isabelle D

2VC: Rodney T and Elsie E

3/4 J: Maisie C and Henry S

3/4 P: Ellie A and Kian W

3/4 R: Flo D and Isabella B


5A: Teddy M and Amelia T

5HL: Kian R and Joshua C

6A: Omotayo A and Charlie G

6L: Lilly M and Gracie P


Attendance: Our school target is 97%

Year to date 94.3%

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: 98.2% 3/4R: 91.7%
RP: 91.7% 3/4P: 94.6%
1D: 94.0% 5A: 94.7% 
1M: 94.0% 5HL: 94.3%
2N: 93.1%  6A: 94.0%
2VC: 96.8% 6L: 93.7%
3/4J: 98.0%  

This week, the class with the highest attendance was RS with 98.2%.  Well done!  The attendance reward will be coming your way.


Fortnightly Focus – Respect: Respect for ourselves; Respect for each other

A reminder to our whole community that this fortnight, we are focused on self-care and compassion and respect towards others.  Please help us to maintain a caring community.

Influential Figure of the Week – Martin Luther King

This week, we are delighted to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, an influential figure who fought tirelessly for equality and justice.  Through our assembly, we aim to educate our children about his inspiring journey and the importance of embracing diversity.

Music Moment of the Week

Continuing on with the Music Moment of the Week, this week we have listened to Handel Hallelujah.

Key Dates

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

29 January –  Year 6 Danbury trip meeting at 3.30pm in the KS2 hall.

30-31 January – NCMP height, weight and vision checks for Reception children.

1 February – NCMP height and weight checks for Year 6 children.

2 February – Year 1 Great Fire of London experience at Glebe.

2 February – FOGP Quiz night at Sweyne Park School from 7.00pm to 10.00pm.

13 February – Parent and pupil consultation meetings.  School closes at 1.30pm.

16 February – FOGP Wear something you love day.  £1.00 donation.

19-23 February – Half term.

5 March – Year 5 trip to Layer Marney Tower.

7 March – World Book Day.

8 March – FOGP Mother’s Day event.

21 March – Class photographs.

25-28 March – Year 6 residential trip to Danbury.

28 March – Last day of term.  After school club finishes at 4.30pm.


A huge well done to Elsie E who has made it through to the next stage of BBC 500 Words.  They received thousands of entries and only around 5,000 go through for the second round of judging by the Reading Agency.  We are really proud of Elsie and are looking forward to an update about her story’s progress in the competition.



Congratulations to Kian P who has qualified to take part in the Essex Age Group Swimming Championships 2024 at the London Aquatics Centre at Stratford.  He qualified to swim the 50 metre backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.  This competition is for all the best swimmers in Essex to compete.  It is such a huge achievement at the age of 9 and we are extremely proud of his dedication to the sport.

Basketball County Finals

On Thursday 18 January, our basketball team had the honour of representing the Castle Point district in the Essex County finals held at the amazing facilities of the University of Essex, Colchester.  There were 15 schools and they were all winners of their districts.


We won one, drew one and lost two matches in the group stage thus failing to qualify to the next stage of the competition.  However, we had another four matches against the other schools that also failed to progress.


All in all, it was a great experience for the team and a brilliant opportunity to compete at such a high level.  Behaviour and sportsmanship were excellent.  Well done to the children for making the school proud.


Thank you to the parents who supported the school, transporting children to the event and staying all day to offer encouragement to the children.

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