Gazette 16/02/2024

Headteacher’s Message

Dear Glebe Families

As we approach the half term break, I would like to extend a huge thank you for your unwavering support and engagement with our school community.  Your kind comments during parents’ evening reaffirm our shared commitment to your child’s education and wellbeing.

At Glebe, we continuously strive to create an environment that celebrates uniqueness and diversity, while also promoting the importance of British values and inclusivity.  Together, we are advocates for these principles and are dedicated to nurturing an environment where every child feels valued and respected.

Today, we were privileged to host our trustees and showcase the wonderful learning experiences happening within our school.  Your children’s enthusiasm and engagement truly exemplify the vibrant atmosphere of our learning community.

I am delighted to see our children embracing individuality by wearing what they love, while also participating in meaningful fundraising activities for charity.  Thank you for instilling in them the spirit of generosity and empathy.

Furthermore, today’s assembly with the Children’s Heart Foundation was a poignant reminder of the power of community and collective effort in supporting important causes.

As we approach the half term break, I encourage you to take this time to rest and rejuvenate with your loved ones.  Your continued partnership is invaluable to us and I look forward to the exciting endeavours that lie ahead as we journey together in nurturing our children’s growth and development again, next term.

Wishing you a well-deserved rest and a wonderful half term break filled with cherished moments with friends and family.

Warm regards

Mr Clarke




A huge well done this week to:

1D: Ethan H & Freya F

1M: Lottie C & Archie S

2N: Ben Q & Micki-Lou C

2VC: Harry G & Sienna H-S

2VC: Eliza B & Jack W

3/4 J: Dolly C-B & Finley T-B

3/4 P: Ellis D B & Leo M

3/4 R: Daisie-Beau D & Gracie Mai H


5A: Amelia T & Esther I

5HL: Luke R & Erin R

6A: Toby G & Lola J-W

6L: Archie H & Sonny C-B


Attendance: Our school target is 97%

Year to date 94.1%

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: 97.7% 3/4R: 95.3%
RP: 95.4% 3/4P: 91.4%
1D: 96.0% 5A: 92.0% 
1M: 96.0% 5HL: 97.0%
2N: 91.7%  6A: 88.7%
2VC: 99.6% 6L: 95.7%
3/4J: 87.7%  

This week, the class with the highest attendance was 2VC with 99.6%.  Well done!  The attendance reward will be coming your way.


After School Club

Please adhere to the collection times for after school provision.  If your child is booked in for session C, they must be collected no later than 5.45pm.  On Fridays and the last day of term at Easter, July and December, this is at 4.30pm.  Half term closures will be the normal time. 


A reminder that when driving your child to and from school, please be considerate towards pedestrians entering and leaving the school site by driving slowly.  Please be aware of anyone stepping out into the road.  Thank you.

Resource Base

Thank you to everyone for embracing the new sound bars.  We hope they help towards a better acoustic environment for all of our children and staff!  Please could these be set at 60 decibels as this is conversational level.  Thank you.

Key Dates

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.

11 March – KS2 at Sweyne Park to watch their school production of Matilda the Musical JR.

12 March – Year 3/4 Portals of the Past workshop.

21 March – Class photographs.

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

27 March – Year 2 trip to Barleylands.

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

Spotlight on Safeguarding

Caterlink Autumn/Winter 2023-24 Lunch Menu

Caterlink Food Choices


Please let the school office know what your child is having to eat if they will be late to school.  The kitchen deadline for school dinners is 10.30am.  Jacket potatoes and grab bags will be available after this time, subject to availability.


Grab Bags


Please note that cheese grab bags are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Ham grab bags are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.