Glebe House School

Glebe House School Vision Statement - November 2020

  • Education is integrated with therapy and care in our Therapeutic Community where learning takes place in a braided and respectful environment
  • The well-led teaching team set a context of high expectations of behaviour and progress for the students to achieve their potential.
  • The learners are encouraged to approach learning with curiosity, with the desire to gain the skills, awards and self-confidence for their lives as adults.

Glebe House is an independent special school for boys which admits learners with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and associated challenging behaviours (SEMH). The majority have Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) and almost all have had Adverse Childhood Experiences. The school is a part of Friends Therapeutic Community Trust, which is a specialist treatment provision working with adolescents and young adults with a history of sexually harmful behaviour. Intervention work carried out by the clinical team includes offence focused therapy groups, sex education, family therapy, relationship therapy, mental health support and anger management.

Many of our learners will have disruption within their educational history and face significant barriers to learning due to a diagnosed condition, specific learning difficulty or their environment - all of which can impact on a learner's progress, level of attainment and self-esteem. As part of our efforts to re-engage and stimulate interest in learning our approach to the curriculum is creative and flexible. The young people have access to an individualised curriculum, which offers opportunities across a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications.

Glebe House School is ambitious for its learners to gain qualifications but also provides opportunities for gaining ‘cultural capital’; to develop socially, morally, culturally and emotionally. Career direction and transitional progression are all considered within the curriculum, which is delivered in small group or one-to-one settings. All staff are experienced practitioners and our provision is regularly reviewed in order to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of our learners.

Term Dates 2020-2021:

  • AUTUMN: 1 September 2020 - 11 December 2020
  • SPRING: 4 January 2021 - 1 April 2021
  • SUMMER: 19 April 2021 - 2 July 2021
  • Enrichment Term: 19 July 2021 - 6 August 2021

Holidays 2020-2021:

  • October Half Term: 19 October 2020 - 23 October 2020
  • Christmas Holiday: 14 December 2020 - 1 January 2021
  • February Half Term: 22 February 2021 - 26 February 2021
  • Easter Holiday: 2 April 2021 - 16 April 2021
  • June Half Term: 1 June 2021 - 4 June 2021
  • House Holiday: 5 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
  • Summer Holiday: 9 August 2021 - 31 August 2021

Head of School - Gemma Plumbly - (

Clerk to Trustees/Chair of Governors - Paul Hodgkin (

Chair of Education Sub Committee - Carole Thomas (

Learning Development Lead - Janet Corr - (

Safeguarding Lead - Trustees/Governors - Peter Sorrell (