Our Academy

Glebe Academy is a state run school independent from Local Authority control. We converted to an academy on 1st November 2013 after consultation with all our stakeholders.

Within our Academy we endeavour to focus upon the needs of the individual and therefore perceive education in terms of activities and discoveries, which are purposeful, practical and challenging. This helps our children to structure, interpret and understand their experiences of the world. We believe that education should be a personal experience and through the provision of exciting and experimental first hand learning situations the content will be both significant and relevant.

As an Academy we know that effective education is about a partnership between the staff, parents and the children. We believe in the active encouragement of parents to participate in the life of the school, which may be in several ways. Parents are welcome to visit the classroom and are given opportunity to come to understand as well as experience the curriculum.

Our Academy itself is a family but we are also part of a larger family within the community of Fenton. This provides a wonderful opportunity for our projection into the wider community and we believe a school will provide a richer and more relevant education if links with the community are strong.

It is our shared belief that education is preparation for life and we seek to prepare each child to face life beyond the Academy with confidence. We aspire to set high standards for personal behaviour and self-discipline, with consideration, courtesy and respect for other people of all ages, races and cultures. We are concerned with the provision of exciting and quality learning experiences in a safe, secure and happy environment. We endeavour to achieve high standards in every aspect of Academy life by making the most efficient use of all the resources available.

Our principal aim is to use education to enable all our learners to reach and maximise their potential to help children to become independent, caring and critical adults who are fully able to contribute and know what to expect from society.