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Hello, and welcome to Glade Academy!

Glade is a small primary academy, with year groups from Reception through to Year Six, varying in size between 30 and 60 children.  We serve the Brandon community, but also have some children on roll who travel from outlying villages.

Our staff work as a team to engage children in all aspects of their learning.  Every child matters to us. We model our core values of care, compassion, resilience and perseverance in every aspect of our work throughout the community. We recognise that every child is unique, with different strengths and areas of need.  We work hard to build supportive relationships with all our children, recognising and celebrating their achievements with them, and identifying and assisting with their areas of need. 

We embrace each child as a whole – academically, socially and behaviourally; seeking to support and develop each of these areas, to the child’s full potential.  Our Student and Family Support Team (SaFS for short), and Nurture Group play a key role within this work.

Parents and carers know their children best, they are a key part of each child’s learning experience; we exploit as many opportunities as possible to develop our relationship with parents and carers, and to ensure they can play as full a role as possible within their child’s experience of Glade Academy.

Working together, we strive to create a learning environment which will result in every child at Glade Academy developing confidence, self-esteem, independence, the ability to build and maintain successful, healthy relationships, and a lifelong love of learning.

Glade Academy is part of the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, which currently comprises thirteen primary schools, and two secondary schools, in two ‘hubs’ – King’s Lynn, and Breckland.  All schools in EMAT are driven by its values of Empower, Motivate, Achieve and Transform.

We are lucky to have one of Brandon’s pre-schools on site; Brandon Fledgelings is based in our building, and we enjoy a close working relationship with both the staff and the children.

We would be happy to give you a tour of our school, which we are very proud of – please phone or email our school office if you would like to book a mutually convenient time to visit us; we look forward to meeting you!

With best regards,

Tracey McCarthy (Principal).