Gazette 28/03/2024

Headteacher’s Message

Dear Glebe Families

Can you believe we’ve reached the end of another term already?  Though shorter, it’s been just as bustling with activity!  As we gear up for the Summer term, there’s plenty to anticipate: sports day, the junior music festival, Year 5 and 6 parent lunches and the Year 6 leavers’ productions.  Final dates for these events are being confirmed and will be shared upon our return.

As we bid adieu to this term, we also bid farewell to some beloved members of our staff.  Miss Hembling embarks on a new journey in a special school, Mrs Walker transitions to a SENDCo role in another local authority and Mrs Pipe heads off for some well-deserved leisure time.  We extend our heartfelt thanks for their dedication and contribution to our Glebe journey and wish them success in their future endeavours.  You will all be missed hugely!

This week, Year 2 had a delightful time making pizzas and visiting Barleylands to see animals; we warmly welcomed back Mrs Howard, who will be joining 2VC after Easter.  Additionally, Year 6 have relished a week filled with activities, both at Danbury and here at Glebe.  Personally, it was a joy to accompany Year 6 at Danbury on Wednesday.  The children showcased exemplary behaviour, collaborated brilliantly and displayed admirable resilience, humour and bravery.

As we approach the Easter break, I encourage you all to take this time to relax and rejuvenate.  You’ve earned it!

Warm regards

Mr Clarke




A huge well done this week to:

1D: Alice T & Leo B

1M: Johnny L & Oscar B

2N: Ryan M & Nora B

2VC: Logan L & Jacob P

3/4 J: Mia G & Finley K-A

3/4 P: Leo L & Sofia H

3/4 R: Gracie Mai H & Archie D


5A: Nila B & Nathaniel C

5HL: Louie B & Harry W

6A: All pupils

6L: All pupils


Attendance: Our school target is 97%

Year to date 94.0%

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: 92.0% 3/4R: 92.1%
RP: 90.6% 3/4P: 90.1%
1D: 92.5% 5A: 90.7% 
1M: 97.9% 5HL: 93.8%
2N: 87.5%  6A: 97.4%
2VC: 90.5% 6L: 100%
3/4J: 95.8%  

This week, the class with the highest attendance was 6L with 100%.  Well done!  The attendance reward will be coming your way.


Fortnightly Focus – Discard Negative and Unhelpful Comments (w/c 15 April)

In the journey of growth and progress, not every comment or feedback leads us forward.  As we navigate our paths, let us learn the art of discernment, gracefully discarding unhelpful comments.  Embrace the constructive, cherish the supportive and let go of the rest.  For in doing so, we empower ourselves to focus on what truly propels us towards excellence.


A reminder that disabled bays are for those with blue badges only.  Thank you.

Class Photographs – Proof Cards

Proof cards have been distributed to all year groups except Year 6 who will receive these after the Easter break.  Please note that Yep Schools Direct have kindly extended the free delivery date to 22 April.  This year we have opted for the modern indoor style which we are pleased with.  If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the company directly via email at or by phone on 01206 323601.  Any issues already raised with the school have been forwarded on to Yep who guarantee that these have been dealt with.

Resource Base

It was amazing to see one of our children this week sign the National Anthem at one of the England football games.  Well done Lily-Rose!  We are proud of you and were so excited to see you on TV.  If you missed it, please use the link to watch: 

Key Dates

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

15 April – Return to school.

8 May – Year 1 Call of the Wild Zoo trip.

10 May – Parent session – Bring your parent to lunch – Year 5 – Class 5HL.

17 May – Parent session – Bring your parent to lunch – Year 5 – Class 5A.


Congratulations to Ashling M in Year 3/4 and Aideen M in Year 6.  The girls got their new sash at Kung Fu with Aideen moving to blue and Ashling moving to green.


Year 5 Football

On Tuesday, the boys’ football team played Our Lady of Ransom in a league match.  With our Year 6 on their residential, it was down to the Year 5 pupils to represent the school and they rose to the challenge gallantly!  Playing against a predominantly Year 6 team from OLOR, the team won 5-2.  Well done to all the boys and we look forward to building a good school team next year.



Spotlight on Safeguarding

Craft Club

Caterlink Spring/Summer 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. 



Friends of Glebe