Glebelands School


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The links between the well-established family run bakery on Cranleigh High Street, Cornwell’s Celebration Cakes, and Glebelands, go back a long way. Tom left what was then the County Secondary School in the summer of 1958, but not before contributing to the future.

“We all went into Assembly and sat at desks to think of a new name for the school.” Not only did Tom contribute to the name, but he also helped to build the weather vane that still perches atop the school today. 

All three of Tom’s children were educated at the school. 

Charles left in 1987, his school days spanning Mr Cozens’ and Mr Baker ‘s tenures, and remembers the practical block and not having very many computers. He enjoyed drama, which appears as a lasting strength at the school. 

Simon was pleased that Charles had gone on to secondary ahead of him as he found the idea of such a large school daunting, as many year 7s understand. He remembers the sport with affection and acknowledges the interest shown in him by the sports staff, Miss Chambers, Mr Holliday and Mr Coward. 

glebe 18In his last year, 1989-90, he was made Head Boy: “Mr Baker and all the staff made me realise I was able to accept the challenge.”

Following on from two brothers, Nina arrived to find she was quickly known by all. Pushing to the front of the lunch queue one day, she was made to pick up litter as a punishment, but was too ashamed to admit it to Mr Coward, passing by, and pretended to be looking for a ball! She also vividly remembers Mrs Scott’s pink lipstick, but says that she must have “learned something in school, as I’m now in the education system myself.”