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Glenbrook Primary School is a 2 form entry school based in Clapham Park, South London.  We joined Gipsy Hill Federation in 2015 and are on our journey to improving our Ofsted judgement.  Please explore our stories below and view our section links for more information about us.

Headteacher - Carmel Longley 

Welcome to Glenbrook Primary School. Our school is set on open, attractive green spaces in the heart of Clapham Park. We enjoy and actively work to maintain a strong community spirit among our children, parents and staff.

Glenbrook recognises the potential of every individual to achieve excellence. We strive to positively address underachievement and have very high expectations for all members of our school community. At Glenbrook we work hard to creatively remove barriers to achievement and raise self-esteem. We are determined to create a true culture of ‘learning for all’ through meaningful partnerships with the whole school community.

At Glenbrook everyone works to provide a welcoming, calm, happy and purposeful atmosphere within which, as members of a culturally rich community, we provide an education free from discrimination. We want our school to be characterised by openness and honesty. We believe in commitment, opportunity, respect and excellence.

We deliver a broad, balanced, relevant and futures-focussed curriculum in an optimum learning environment that is attractive, stimulating and informative.

From our stated aims, we work collectively to achieve the following objectives:

  • A happy, calm and nurturing school community
  • A highly stimulating learning environment
  • Mutual respect and understanding
  • An inclusive education
  • The making of informed and responsible choices about how we behave and the impact of this on others
  • Very high standards and expectations / intolerance of underachievement
  • An exciting, progressive and varied curriculum
  • Development of self-motivation, independence, positive attitudes and confidence
  • Providing positive and diverse role models

"Pupils enjoy school and most are confident that they are well looked after and feel safe." February 2014 Ofsted Report

I do hope you enjoy looking at our website and seeing what we do exceptionally well here. We are proud of our extensive, lush green spaces but all the more excited by, and committed to, transforming lives and further enriching our wonderful community. If you would like to come and visit our exceptional school and see all that it has to offer, please contact the school office and we will be delighted to arrange a guided tour.

I look forward to meeting you.

Ms C Longley

latest stories
  • Glenbrook Open Event

    Glenbrook Open Event
  • Year 5 Residential Trip 2017

    Year 5 Residential Trip 2017   Day 1  What a fantastic start to our trip! The coach journey was excellent and it was a real adventure to be in a coach, on a train whilst under the sea! Our teachers were so well organised that we were able to take advantage of an earlier train which meant we could have more time in France. We arrived in Boulogne and were thrilled to be able to get off the coach and stretch our legs. Once off the coach, we went to an adventure playground to have our lunch and a play before attending The Nausica Sea Life Centre. The Sea Life Centre was absolutely amazing. We saw all sorts of wonderful creatures including sea horses, sharks, jelly fish and even a dancing seal that AJ named Jeff. Our adults were really impressed with us because the staff within the Sea life Centre were commenting on how well behaved we were and the kind manners we showed. After all of the excitement we were secretly happy to be heading towards our final destination. When the coach pulled up outside our accommodation, the bus erupted with a loud roar of "yay", "wow", "look at our mansion!". After dinner, we had a range of exciting evening activities. Our group did climbing. We enjoyed cheering each other on and challenging each other to reach past our highest climbing point. Written by Glenbrook and Fenstanton children in Group A. Day 2 On day two we went to visit Wellington Quarry in Arras. We went through the tunnel that the French, British and the Kiwis (aka the people from New Zealand) built. After we went to a famous battlefield and looked at the German and British trenches. We then went to The Vimy Ridge Memorial, learning about all the missing Canadian Soldiers.     Later we went to a German cemetery and looked at the differences between the German soldier cemetery and the typical soldier cemetery. The difference is that the German soldiers cross had to be grey because of the guilt of starting the war and causing so much pain.   Written by Oren & Niyah Y5 Hummingbird Class Day 3 We went to the picturesque city of Rouen, where we visited one of the many Notre Dame's in France. Notre Dame means ‘Our lady’. We visited the cathedral and looked and discussed it’s decorative appearance. We loved looking and learning about the stained glass windows and how they had to be carefully reconstructed after the city was bombed. In 1999 the cathedral’s spire fell and damaged the roof. Inside you could see where parts of the roof had to be replaced.    In addition to the cathedral, we learned a lot about Joan of Arc. She believed that she received a message from God to lead the French to victory! Joan of Arc was involved in a famous part of history which is referred to as "The Hundred Years' War". At the young age of 19, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake by the English. Later, we had an opportunity to buy some souvenirs to remember the special city of Rouen.    Written by Anna-Nicole from Y5 Chaffinch Class, Glenbrook and Shanai from Y5 Kestrel Class, Fenstanton   

    Year 5 Residential Trip 2017
  • Update on New School Build

        New build - Public Consultation Boards Update letter on New School Build Virtual Tour Link Virtual Tour Link Virtual Tour Link  

    Update on New School Build
  • Glenbrook Primary School January 2017 Newsletter

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    Glenbrook Primary School January 2017 Newsletter
  • Glenbrook Globe Newsletter

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    Glenbrook Globe Newsletter
  • January 29th Newsletter

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    January 29th Newsletter
  • Glenbrook January Newsletter

    Welcome back to the spring term and 2016! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends.   Glenbrook Newsletter January 2016

    Glenbrook January Newsletter
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