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Glebelands School

The evening started with an address from Glebelands headteacher, Mrs Hutchinson, who said that the school was celebrating their best ever GCSE results despite the increasingly challenging context set by the Department for Education. Mrs Hutchinson went on to say, “This year group will be remembered for their overall contribution to the school community and how they became tremendous role models for the younger students,” and wished them every success in the future.

Thanks were also given to the parents and teachers who had supported students throughout their time at Glebelands. Head of Achievement, Mrs Hearn, shared her memories and reflections of what will be a warmly remembered year group.

Guest speaker, former student and producer of the Radio 4 Today Programme Andrew Bryson talked to the students about their achievements and how they had their future lives ahead if they strive and succeed to be the best they could. His powerful message was one of encouragement and optimism for the very bright future that lies ahead for every member of the Class of 2015.

Mrs Hutchinson and Mr Bryson then presented every student with their GCSE certificates and awarded prizes for service to the school and community as well as for each subject area. Donations for these came from our community sponsors who include: The Rotary Club of Cranleigh, David Mann and Sons Ltd, The Cranleigh and District Lions, Glebelands School Data forms Chartered Press, Oakwood Business Consultants and Cranleigh Parish Council.

Thirty-one students were also awarded additional prizes for gaining eight or more A/A* grades in their GCSEs, which is a fantastic achievement.

The evening ended with a collection for The Childrens’ Liver Disease Foundation. Over £220 was raised for this important charity working towards preventing and treating children with liver diseases. The evening was followed by refreshments and an opportunity for students and staff to catch up on the last few months. This was the last time that the year group would meet together as a whole and it was a wonderful evening of celebration.

Glebelands School Eagle Radio Toy Appeal 2015

The Glebelands School community were delighted to contribute to the 2015 Eagle Radio Toy Appeal in local association with Gascoigne Pees Estate Agents, Cranleigh. The students, parents and staff helped by contributing 65 brand new toys to the appeal this year. “This is the first year that we have participated in the appeal” said Ms Catherine McAulay, Glebelands Head of Achievement for Year 9 who helped to publicise the appeal in school. She also said “We are so pleased with the response from the wider Glebelands community. Glebelands students do so much for charity especially at Christmas and we are grateful and thankful for their kindness and consideration for others”. The Eagle Radio toy appeal collects new toys for donation to charities and schools in the local area for children of all ages.

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