Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Welcome letter from the Headteacher - start of Autumn 1

Dear Parents and Carers of Glade Hill,


Welcome everyone to the 2023.2024 academic year at Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School.


I know this is going to be another amazing year at Glade Hill, and I look forward to seeing all our children show their GOLDEN behaviour and SPARKLY learning. I know that all our staff will be striving to ensure that all children become the best learners that they can be.


Our three Priority Areas for School Improvement this year are:


  • Improving the teaching of Reading to improve outcomes at the end of KS2.
  • Further develop our Assessment processes, ensuring that we know where children have gaps in their learning and how to move them on.
  • Continuing to improve Attendance so that all children are in school as much as possible.


One important way that you can support us with these goals, is making sure that your children are in school as much as possible. Research shows that children with over 95% attendance achieve better grades, achieve their best and are happier and more settled in school. We have lots of incentives to celebrate excellent attendance that will continue this year, including class trophies, attendance badges/ medals and prizes for our 5-day challenges.


Another way that you can support us with these goals, is by making sure that you read with your child three times a week. Regular practice is essential for progress in reading, and reading is essential for improving achievement across the curriculum. We have a fantastic reading reward scheme for all children where by reading three times a week they can earn prizes such as teddies, notebooks, pencils and books.


I am also very excited to say hello to our new F2 children (Reception) in Amazing Acorns. We hope you are enjoying your learning and I know that you will quickly settle in and thrive at Glade Hill.


To our Year 6 children, we look forward to you being fantastic role models for our school community, showing us all how to be GOLDEN and to SPARKLE in our learning every day. You have already really impressed me with your mature attitudes and behaviour. Keep up the good work!


Thank you in advance for your support this year, and I look forward to seeing you all soon.


Kindest regards,


Mrs Anna Stapleton - Headteacher