Headteacher's Welcome

 

I have been Headteacher of Glenbrook since July 2019 and I am very proud of our school. We work as a team with parents and carers and have built a welcoming school community. I encourage you to click on the admissions page and take a look at our virtual welcome video to get a ‘feel’ for Glenbrook.

 

Glenbrook Primary School is a one-form entry school in Clapham Park, South London. We have a beautiful new building with our entrance on Clarence Crescent, just off Clarence Avenue. When you step into our light-filled library, your heart lifts! The school is in leafy grounds with our own Forest School area. We think we have the feel of a village school in the heart of London.

 

We are proud of the rich, broad curriculum offered at Glenbrook. Our ‘ambitious curriculum’ for all pupils was noted in our recent Ofsted inspection in May 2021, when we were confirmed as a Good school with significant strengths. Glenbrook pupils have specialist PE coaching, music teaching and specialist art teaching as well as creative, bespoke teaching in class. Our pupils in Early Years have an exceptional start to school with a vibrant, inviting learning environment and an enriching range of learning opportunities that capture children’s imagination as they learn through play and through carefully targeted whole-class and group teaching.

 

Our staff are resolute in meeting the needs of every child and you will find that we work extremely hard and have the expertise across our whole school team to ensure your child has the best educational and social experience possible. In Glenbrook’s recent Ofsted, the ambition we have for every child as well as the high quality of teaching, inclusion, leadership and management were noted.

 

Glenbrook recognises the potential of every child to achieve excellence and flourish as a confident, lifelong learner. Pupils have exceptional opportunities to take on meaningful leadership roles as peer mediators and School Council representatives and we have very high expectations of pupil behaviour and kindness. Our pupils meet these expectations. Visitors to Glenbrook always comment on our welcoming, calm, happy and purposeful environment. As members of a culturally rich community, we provide an education free from discrimination and celebrate the experiences and heritage of every family as well as the individualism of every child.

We are always striving for ever greater heights for our school and our pupils. I do hope you enjoy looking at our website and seeing what we do exceptionally well here. If you would like to come and visit, please contact the school office and we will be delighted to arrange a guided tour.

I look forward to meeting you.

Ms Jane Scarsbrook

MA, PGCE

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

'The school’s broad, balanced and creative curriculum is expertly organised. The theme-based approach to learning is stimulating and children have exciting opportunities to learn beyond the classroom'

(Ofsted 2016)

 

Pupils feel safe at school. If there are disagreements, pupils know that staff will help them to resolve these problems. Pupils behave well in and outside of lessons

(Ofsted, May 2021)

 

‘Teachers bring subjects alive’

(Ofsted, May 2021).

 

‘Pupils persevere and support each other’

(Ofsted, May 2021)

 

‘Leaders and staff are quick to adapt teaching and provide well-targeted extra help when pupils need it.’

(Ofsted, May 2021)

 May 202

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