Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Headteacher Letter - end of Summer 1 and start of Summer 2

Dear Parents and Carers of Glade Hill,


I hope you all had a lovely half-term break. It has been so lovely to see all of the children back in school and already working so hard with their learning.


Last half-term was super busy including for our Super Year 6s who were completing their SATs. I am so proud of all their progress and know that they will be very well prepared for secondary schools after all this hard work and commitment to their learning. This year a parent is organising a Year 6 Leaver’s Party so the children can celebrate all their hard work and the great time they have had a Glade Hill. I’m sure a great time will be had by all and thank you to the parents who are helping to organise this. This will be in addition to our usual Leaver’s Assemblies that are scheduled for Friday 26th July. Get the tissues ready!


We again have lots of exciting curriculum and enrichment activities planned for this half-term, including our Year 6s venturing to Boggle Hole in Whitby for their residential. Our Outstanding Year 4s are also going to Gulliver’s Kingdom after their residential was cancelled following the closure of the Wollaton and Colwick Outdoor Centres by Nottingham City Council. Our Wonderful Year 2s have already been to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park on an amazing wildlife adventure and all had an amazing time. As I’ve shared before, these enrichment opportunities are an important part of our curriculum at Glade Hill and we are committed to ensuring these continue even with rising costs for transport and the closure of the Outdoor Centres. For the next academic year we will be reviewing the trips, experiences and visits across the different year groups and developing a new updated plan for residentials.


This half-term our Marvellous Year 5s will also experience the ‘Great Project’. The Great Project is an education and personal development programme for Upper Key Stage 2, designed to promote healthy relationships and domestic abuse awareness. The aim being to help children stay safe and enter healthy relationships as they get older. All our teaching and support staff attended a CPD training session last year to support our professional knowledge in this area so we can support our children and families in the best way possible. Further information can be found at


As always, if you or anyone you know requires further support or information around this topic, this can be found at: or


We have also been involved in a fantastic community project during the Summer term which involves the re-development of the Sandy Banks Local Nature Reserve. As part of this our Year 4s and 5s submitted inspirational quotes about nature, with 3 of the quotes being selected as winners. These will be added to blocks in the area. What a great achievement!


Here are the winning quotes from Glade Hill:


“I love nature because it’s always filled with surprises.” Luna


“I love nature because it blooms and changes like we do everyday.” Olivia


“Nature is the core of everything beautiful and wonderful.” Nathanaelle


Just before half-term, our Assistant Headteacher Mrs Lineker also accepted a cheque on behalf of Glade Hill from our local Co-op branch. They had raised money for our school to buy more fabulous books for our classrooms, following on from our Read-a-thon. Thank you so much to all the Co-op staff, we really appreciate your support. 


Finally, as we begin the final half-term of this academic year, I would like to thank you for all your support and commitment to your children’s learning. We will be sending out a parent questionnaire next week for some feedback on how you view the work we do at Glade Hill and anything you would like to see more of (or less of!) next academic year. Please fill this in as it will be a great help in our planning for next year and I thank you in advance for your constructive feedback. 


Kind regards, Mrs Stapleton