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Glebelands School Community Science Show with ‘Gastronaut!’

On Thursday 1st February 2018 Glebelands School hosted its Community Science Show, ‘The Utterly Revolting Science Show by Gastonaut, ‘Stefan Gates’. Stefan started out as a food writer but is now also an internationally recognised science communicator, being on a number of BBC channels with shows such as Gastronauts and Incredible Edibles. Stefan is a prominent author producing a number of books on food related matters, as well as some very different cookbooks.

His talk at Glebelands was a journey through the digestive system, starting with bogies and it continued in this vane throughout. The talk lived up to its name, looking at the chemical reactions that occur throughout the body. Experiments included exploding milk powder to show energy in food and using vomit to cook an egg to show what happens in the stomach. The show ended with the process of excretion at the end live on stage – much to the audiences delight. We were also shown what it takes to be a super taster and how eating insects could be one future sustainable food source. Stefan managed to get three volunteers from the crowd to sample dried locusts, crickets and fat-ass-ants (real name).

The talk was highly engaging and helped to highlight some of the incredible tasks that the body carries out to keep us alive - and why some of the “not so incredible” are also key to our survival.

As Glebelands School is a Science and Mathematics specialist school we pride ourselves on the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to our students and wider community. Our Science events allow everyone to see the opportunities available through these areas and why they are so important.

It was a very enjoyable evening and a great end to a fantastic Community Science Week at Glebelands School.

A Glebelands Trust project has been selected as a Co-op Local Community Fund good cause and we need your help to raise support, please. 

Every time Co-op members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on selected own-brand products and services goes to the Co-op Local Community Fund. Members can choose which local projects they want the Fund to support.

Our project aims to provide new, portable lighting and staging for our school and community events.  The new equipment will transform the way our students and local groups can use the school for shows, classes, concerts and events.

So if you are already a member of the Co-op, please choose ‘Glebelands Trust’ as your local cause.  Please encourage family, friends, neighbours and the school community to join in too.

To sign up as a Co-op member, or to select our project as the one you’ll be backing, simply visit: and choose Glebelands Trust.

Thank you


Please find detailed below the school term dates for the academic year 2017/2018.

Term Dates 2017-18

Autumn Term: 5th September 2017 to 21st December 2017
Half Term: 23rd October to 27th October 2017

Spring Term: 5th January 2018 to 29th March 2018
Half Term: 12th February to 16th February 2018

Summer Term: 16th April 2018 to 20th July 2018
Half Term: 28th May to 1st June 2018

INSET Days 2017-18

4th September 2017, 24th November 2017, 4th January 2018, 29th June 2018, 23rd July 2018

Press Release – Glebelands School: GCSE Results 2017

Glebelands School had a fantastic morning as students celebrated their GCSE achievements. More students than ever achieved a strong pass (new grade 5) in English and Maths and there were some stunning individual performances with 11% of students achieving top grades across all subjects. These results will place Glebelands well above National in terms of GCSE performance.

Headteacher Anne Hutchinson said ‘We are thrilled with the outstanding success of our students and it is well deserved as they worked so hard. It is the fifth year in a row that the results have improved and this demonstrates that Glebelands continues to provide high quality education to the young people in Cranleigh and the wider area, and more importantly that our students feel challenged and supported to achieve their very best.’

She added ‘Staff have worked unbelievably hard as a team and their tremendous commitment has made the difference for so many of our students. We are both delighted and hugely proud of them. The Governors and I would like to thank students, staff and parents for a great year and wish our class of 2017 all the very best for the future.’