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Girton Glebe Primary School
Cambridge Road, Girton, CB3 0PN, UK Cambridge
Tel./Fax 01223 276484

Welcome !!!

Girton Glebe School provides opportunities for all our children to work and play together, accepting and respecting one another’s strengths and weaknesses. Our school is a place for learning and enjoyment, and for meeting challenge successfully with growing confidence.

In order to ensure the highest level of achievement for pupils and all other members of our school community, we are committed to raising standards and continuing school improvement.

At Girton Glebe Primary School we aim to:
  • Provide a secure and caring environment within which each child may be confident and happy
  • Provide a broad and varied curriculum which inspires children through stimulating and appropriate teaching and resources
  • Provide opportunities for children to achieve as individuals with praise and recognition of talents of every kind
  • Encourage reflection and self-evaluation
  • Ensure equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, socio-economic or physical differences and nurture inclusive and supportive behaviour
  • Work in partnership with parents and the wider community



Please can I remind families that applications for secondary school places should be made by 9 November, and that applications for primary school places should be made by 7 December.

If you have children at Cottontails, admission booklets and forms will be available from there, otherwise please call in at the school office for a copy.

Impington Village College’s open evening for Year 6 families is on Monday 15 October at 6pm.

We will be having an open morning for prospective families on Monday 12 November and Thursday 15 November. More details are with the admission booklets. Please can families ensure they have read the admission criteria given on page 33 of the purple booklet.

Parent Workshops

Thank you to all parents who have returned their booking forms for the parent workshops. We could accommodate additional parents on all courses, however at the moment two workshops are undersubscribed they are:

  • Developing Reading (7 November)
  • Year 5/6 Maths (28 November)
If you would like places on these workshops, please contact the school office.

School Meals

The cost of school meals rises from 1 September to £1.85 each. This means that the cost of meals for a week will be £9.25. The first half term will be £62.90, and the second half term will be £68.45. The cost for the whole term is £131.35.

Please remember that dinner money is payable in advance and on Mondays.

PTA Online Shopping Portal

The PTA have organised an online shopping portal for families and friends. Shopping through gives you access to major retailers at no extra cost but with the advantage of earning commission for the PTA. Further information is on the accompanying PTA newsletter.

PTA newsletters are also now available on the website, just follow the PTA links.

Recycling Collection

The PTA are now collecting old printer cartridges and old (working) mobile phones for recycling. The collection box is located in the entrance hall beside the PTA notice board.


The school has subscribed to ParentMail, a service which allows families to receive general information from the school electronically and letters of a general nature through links to our website. Many schools locally have found this a successful service and it has been recommended by several parents. Please visit for more information or to register.


During each of their years in school, children will study the following subjects according to the National Curriculum:

The Foundation Stage

During a child's reception year, activities and experiences are planned to help children develop the strong building blocks necessary for their future education.

The curriculum covers Personal and Social Development, Language and Communication, Mathematics, Knowledge and Understanding of the World and Physical and Creative Development.


All children throughout the school are encouraged to be effective communicators and listeners and to develop, to the full, their ability to use and understand English. Speaking and listening, reading, writing and drama are all interrelated aspects of English and are used throughout all other curriculum areas.

All children take part in termly class assemblies, special performances and enjoy presentations by visiting theatre groups and performers.


In mathematics we aim to give our children a thorough understanding of mathematical concepts and the confidence to apply skills and knowledge to a variety of situations. Within the framework of the National Numeracy Strategy, we provide opportunities for practical investigation and problem solving, and aim to develop positive attitudes and enquiring minds.


Through science, children develop ideas which enable them to make sense of the things that happen around them. Through a practical scientific approach based on hypothesis, observation, recording and analysis, we aim to develop children's knowledge and understanding of their own experiences and their local environment.



Through art, children can be creative and expressive whilst exploring a variety of media, for example: textiles, 3D work, painting, drawing and printing.

As children grow in confidence, they are encouraged to make their own decisions about choice and suitability of materials and to evaluate and take pride in their work.

Design and Technology

Design and Technology is about making things that work. It is an inventive, fun activity, which allows children to plan, make decisions, explore and experiment to solve real problems. Using a range of materials such as food, textiles, clay, wood and junk, children design and make assignments and evaluate their finished products.


French is taught to all pupils in Key Stage 2 by a Modern Language specialist. The approach is largely through speaking and listening with activities, games and songs.


From an early age children are curious about the world around them. Beginning with their own environment, they learn from a number of sources, including their own experience, planned learning activities, other people, their parents and the media how their world fits into a larger world.


Children study a range of topics learning about people's lives and lifestyles from both the recent and more distant past. They learn about change and continuity in Girton, Britain and other parts of the world.

In History, pupils question, find evidence, weigh it up and reach conclusions - skills that are important in adult life.


Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

ICT prepares our children to participate in a rapidly changing world with its varied and developing technology. Children use computers, scanners, programmable toys and tape recorders to explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly and creatively.

It is an area where the children are enthusiastic and often contribute skills from home.


Music provides opportunities for children to express themselves through composition, singing and listening activities and all are encouraged to value and enjoy musical activities. Children in Key Stage 2 learn the descant recorder as part of their class/year group music.

Many parents support this music by providing their child's instruments and by their contributions towards peripatetic music teaching. Currently this enables, violin, cello, clarinet and flute to be taught in small groups, supporting a superb orchestra.

Physical Education (PE)

PE provides opportunities for children to develop their physical fitness, co-ordination and creativity through gymnastics, dance, games and swimming.

In Key Stage 2, the children also experience athletics and outdoor and adventurous activities.

Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE)

We aim to promote a child's self-esteem, self-knowledge and responsibility. Throughout the school children will be learning about: how my body works, changes and grows; feelings; relationships; how to keep safe and healthy including drugs and medicines.

In Upper Key Stage 2 children will look more closely at sexual relationships in a family situation and with the emphasis on loving and caring and being responsible. Parents are welcome to be involved and to view any materials used. If you wish to withdraw your child from sex education, please write to the Headteacher.

Religious Education (RE)

RE teaching covers Christianity and other main religions of the world. The emphasis is on common themes, for example sacred texts, family life, signs and symbols etc.

There is a daily act of worship broadly based on Christian principles in accordance with the Education Act of 1988. If you wish to withdraw your child from receiving religious education or from attending the act of worship, please write to the Headteacher.


Summer Term 2007

Monday Begins Ends
Multi-Skills KS1 3.15 - 4.10 30 April 16 July
Football KS1 3.15 - 4.10 30 April 16 July
Swimming (KS1 A) KS1 3.15 - 4.10 11 June 16 July
Football KS2 4.15 - 5.00 30 April 16 July

Tuesday Begins Ends
Art KS1 3.15 - 4.10 1 May 10 July
Safe Cycling (A) Y3/4 3.20 - 4.10 1 May 5 June
Safe Cycling (B) Y3/4 3.20 - 4.10 12 June 10 July
Swimming (KS2 A) KS2 3.20 - 4.10 12 June 17 July

Wednesday Begins Ends
Swimming (KS1 B) KS1 3.15 - 4.10 6 June 11 July
Cricket Y3/4 3.20 - 4.10 2 May 11 July
Cricket Y5/6 4.15 - 5.00 2 May 11 July

Thursday Begins Ends
Art KS1 3.15 - 4.10 3 May 12 July
Tennis KS1 3.15 - 4.10 3 May 12 July
Art KS2 4.15 - 5.00 3 May 12 July
Tennis KS2 4.15 - 5.00 3 May 12 July


Friday Begins Ends
Art KS2 3.20 - 4.10 4 May 13 July
Football (Girls) KS2 3.20 - 4.10 4 May 13 July
Swimming KS2 3.20 - 4.10 8 June 13 July

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