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  • Glebe Primary School
    Sussex Road
    UB10 8PH
  • Head: Mrs Melanie Penney
  • T 01895 462385
  • F 01895 674143
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hillingdon
  • Pupils: 632
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 16th May 2023
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 11th June 2015
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Apart from one remaining prefab, which is used for before and after school care and music lessons, everything takes place in their shiny new building, with red accents everywhere you look, including in the uniform - a nice reflection of the vibrancy of the school. The school’s go-getting motto is ‘We can and we will!’ and the strength of the academics do it justice. The caring ethos another USP for this school and ‘A happy child will learn’ could just as easily be its slogan. The school takes part in inter-school competitions for sport, but historically has not...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2017, Melanie Penney MA (special education - hearing impairment) BA (theology, religious studies, drama) PGCE, previously assistant head and deputy head. Before that, at Pinner Park, Harrow. Never in any doubt about teaching being her vocation. Originally joined Glebe in 1999 as a SENCo and class teacher. ‘In 2009 I was asked to cover the deputy head who went on long-term sick leave and when that post ended a year later, they wound up creating a position for me of assistant head. In January 2017, following a staffing restructure, I became deputy head. Six months later, I became headteacher - it’s been quite a rollercoaster.’ Headship was never the plan – ‘I love being in the classroom, so I still teach RE to year 6s, but I got swept along with management and...

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

We have a specialist resourced provision for hearing impaired children. We can take up to nine children who are statemented. The children are part of mainstream classes but benefit from the support of appropriately qualified and experienced staff. Individual programmes of work are drawn up for each child to reflect their diverse needs. The children also receive regular speech and language therapy. Our last OFSTED inspection in January 2003 recognised the good quality of our provision.

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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