The school moved from Cotton Hall to its present site in 1951. Our school buildings and grounds have been gradually added to, in order to meet the needs of a growing village; our latest extension in 2014 providing two new classrooms for our Key Stage 1 pupils.
Within the school we have classrooms and offices, in addition to a library, resource areas and rooms used for music, small group work, and our breakfast and after-school childcare provision. Our large hall is used for assemblies, concerts, after-school clubs, PE and school lunches, which are cooked on the premises.
The school has a swimming pool, used for swimming lessons for all classes in the second half of the summer term. The running of the pool is supported by the Friends of Girton Glebe and is available for use by our families outside of the school day through the FOGG Swim Club.
The School Grounds
The school grounds are pleasant and spacious and include two playgrounds, grassed areas and two areas with fixed play equipment. They also include a conservation area, with a vibrant pond and bird hide, a woodland area, the Millennium Garden, and a special covered outside area for our Reception children. Numerous trees provide shade, and covered constructions on the playground area give protection from the sun during the summer months.
The school is adjacent to the village recreation ground and car park, and the Parish Council generously allows the school to use the ﬁeld and pitches for both curriculum and extra-curricular activities with access by a side gate.
We were fortunate to have two Local Authority funded projects completed in 2016 and 2017.
In 2016, improvements to our Key Stage 1 playground saw installation of hard surfacing to improve the available playspace, and creation of a Quiet Zone for children who prefer to read or play quiet games during their break and lunchtimes.
October 2017 saw the completion of the school playing field at the east end of the school (adjacent to the Key Stage 1 playground) to create additional playspace and scope for outside learning opportunities. This Sports England approved youth football pitch will provide our pupils with quality sports field facilities to use in PE lessons, extra-curricular clubs and for our own Sports Day.
Plans for 2018 capital projects include: installation of a projector and wide screen in our school hall, updating of the hall exit doors, pool improvements and entrance hall redecoration.