Gazette 21/06/2024

Headteacher’s Message

Dear Glebe Families

Wow, wow, wow – what a week!

We must start by celebrating the absolute success of our district sports team.  Our children were elated and the trophy now has pride of place in our cabinet.  A huge thank you to Mr Acquah and all the staff who organised and attended on behalf of Glebe.  This achievement, alongside our earlier victory in the Town Council Parish Quiz, truly makes Glebe a winning school to be at!  Well done to all of our champions!

As we move into the next couple of weeks, we have some exciting events to look forward to:

Next Friday sees our Friends of Glebe summer fete arrive!  The afternoon promises to be immense fun with plenty of activities planned.  Staff and children alike, will, I’m sure, be particularly excited about the “Soak the Teacher” event!  It’s a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together and we look forward to seeing you all there.

Next Friday is also our transition day.  We are incredibly excited about this opportunity for the children to meet their new teachers and begin to build those important relationships ahead of the new school year.

Weather permitting, we look forward to our annual sports day on Friday 5 July.  It’s always a highlight of our school calendar and we can’t wait to see our children showcasing their athletic talents and team spirit.

Thank you for your continued support and have a lovely weekend!

Warm regards

Mr Clarke




A huge well done this week to:

1D: Rafferty T & Carter H

1M: Jack W & Lottie C

2N: Elyna K & Cillian W

2VH: Demi-Leigh S & Kieran O

3/4 J: All children

3/4 P: All children

3/4 R: All children


5A: Leo W & Brayden G

5L: Louie B & Aaryav A

6A: Ivy S & Tyler S

6L: Archie H & Daisy Rose A-B


Attendance: Our school target is 97%

Year to date 94%

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: 92.9%
RP: 92.5% 3/4P: 91.4%
1D: 95.3% 5A: 94.8% 
1M: 93.3% 5L: 95.1%
2N: 91.4%  6A: 88.3%
2VH: 98.3% 6L: 95.2%
3/4J: 91.6%  

This week, the class with the highest attendance was 2VH with 98.3%.  Well done!  The attendance reward will be coming your way.


Fortnightly Focus – Individual Liberty/Praise Others

Do you know what’s cool?  It’s called individual liberty! This means you have the freedom to be yourself and make your own choices.  You can pick what games to play, what books to read and even what dreams to chase.  But guess what? Everyone else has this freedom too!  So, it’s important to be kind and praise others when they do something great.  When your friend shares their games or toys, say “Thank you!”  When someone draws a great picture, tell them, “Wow, that’s amazing!”  By celebrating each other’s choices and talents, we make the world a happier place for everyone.  So, let’s cheer each other on and enjoy our individual liberties together!

Music Moment of the Week

“What a Wonderful World” is one of Louis Armstrong’s most iconic songs.  Released in 1967, the song was written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss.  It is a soulful ballad that paints a serene and hopeful picture of the world through its lyrics.

Louis Armstrong’s deep, gravelly voice lends the song an emotional depth, making it a timeless classic.  Despite initially not being a major hit in the United States, the song gained immense popularity internationally, particularly in the United Kingdom, where it topped the charts.

The lyrics celebrate the beauty of everyday life, mentioning blue skies, trees of green, red roses and the love shared among people.  The song’s simple yet profound message of appreciating life’s small joys resonated with audiences and continues to do so, symbolising optimism and peace.

Louis Armstrong, a legendary jazz musician known for his trumpet playing and distinctive voice, was an influential figure in the jazz genre.  His career spanned five decades, during which he made significant contributions to the music world, leaving a lasting legacy.  “What a Wonderful World” remains one of his most beloved recordings, often associated with his warm personality and positive outlook on life.

Glebe Uniform

Please refer to where you will find a section named SCHOOL UNIFORM for the list of uniform items, photos and price list.


Due to the inflation of food costs and the rise in minimum wage, from 1 September 2024, school meals will cost £2.50 for KS2 pupils.

Key Dates

26 June – Resource Base trip to Hylands Park.

28 June – Glebefest Summer fete from 3.00pm to 6.30pm.

3 July – Nursery sports day (morning).

5 July – Sports day.

5 July – Year 5 author visit to The Sweyne Park School.

9 July – Year 2 Florence Nightingale workshop.

9 July – Year 6 Production to parents at 5.30pm.

11 July – Year 6 Production to parents at 9.30am.

18 July – Year 6 leavers’ assembly to parents at 2.15pm.

District Sports – WINNERS!

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 9.45am.  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. 



Caterlink Wimbledon Theme Day


Congratulations to Blossom F who was awarded her Level 2 badge and certificate for her skills at ice skating school last weekend.  Well done for all your hard work!


Well done to Oliver M, who won three trophies recently at his football presentation.  His trophies included Players’ Player of the Season and Top Goal Scorer amongst all the under-9 teams in the academy.


Spotlight on Safeguarding

Influential Figure of the Week

Intrepid Ventures Holiday Camp at Glebe

Friends of Glebe