Primary Focus: Corby Glen Primary School

Corby Glen Primary School. Photo: 957C

Corby Glen Primary School. Photo: 957C

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Listening to students’ voices makes a significant difference to learning at Corby Glen Primary School.

Children are encouraged to talk articulately about their learning in order to help staff provide more engaging and effective lessons.

The school’s most recent Ofsted, in November 2012, stated that pupils thoroughly enjoy coming to school and their behaviour, safety and attitudes to learning were judged outstanding.

The school council has an active role, engaging the whole school in community and charity events. An upcoming event is in aid of Comic Relief, with plans to hold a pyjama day and provide decorated biscuits for sale to raise funds.

Meanwhile, members of the library committee (Year 6 pupils) have engaged enthusiastically in the development of the new library area. For World Book Day they are encouraging children across the school to create short stories and picture books for inclusion on the library shelves.

The school enjoys an excellent academic record, which was also recognised in the latest Ofsted report. Additional skills and talents are also valued and the school offers a wide range of extra curricular activities at lunch-time and at the end of each

school day. For parents who work there is also ‘Kids Club’, an on-site facility run by staff from the school which caters for children from 7.30am to 6pm.

The school is proud of the children’s achievements and actively seeks opportunities for interaction and competition with other schools. This includes sporting and arts activities. One example of the school’s success is the ‘Sew into Fashion’ challenge,

which runs across the county. In the most recent competition, Corby Glen Primary School received the ‘Primary Achievement Award’, the ‘Young Junior Designer Award’, and the award for ‘Most Creative Catwalk Presentation’, which was in competition with all the secondary as well as the primary schools.