Girton Glebe is a friendly, inclusive school in the heart of Girton’s village community. The school follows a long tradition of primary education in Girton, which began in the Cotton Hall in 1846, moving to the present site in 1951. We focus on creating an interesting, stimulating and supportive learning environment, where each pupil can enjoy their education, develop and flourish. There are currently 194 children enrolled across 7 classes in the age range of 4-11 years.
Our Core Values
We centre our learning and behaviour on our five core values: Excellence, Perseverance, Responsibility, Respect and Compassion. We firmly believe that the personal and social development of children is as important as their academic progress.
Our school is an inclusive school where our children develop into inspired, resilient, life-long learners. We achieve this by delivering the best possible education through an enriched curriculum and by being an integral part of the Girton community.
2016 saw the 65th anniversary of Girton Glebe on our current site. The fantastic Friends of Girton Glebe (FOGG) created this short film to celebrate the event, which can be viewed here:
At Girton Glebe Primary School we aim to:
- ensure that every child is valued and has opportunities, by overcoming all barriers to learning
- continuously develop our teaching practice, ensuring that children become resilient, confident and independent learners
- be true partners with our parents, carers, and the wider community
- provide wider curriculum opportunities that engage our children in enriched learning
- embrace the advantages of our village location on the edge of the vibrant, historic city of Cambridge
- invest in the development and progression of our staff and resources
We will encourage and help each child to:
- Be enquiring, flexible, imaginative and self-motivated
- Be confident in decision making
- Respect and value differences and the differing needs of themselves and others
- Develop their own personal worth and attitudes in a changing society
- Value and respect the environment
- Play an active role within the life of the school
- Be empowered to contribute as responsible citizens
- Empathise and work effectively with others, understanding the consequences of their actions
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