Glebelands School


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A Student's-Eye View. Ellen Wright (Year 9)

Glebelands School is in its 50th year of being a successful secondary school and is looking to the future with open arms. It is a warm, welcoming and innovative school to attend. In the past Glebelands has progressed steadily, getting better and better.

It continues to impress with record breaking GSCE results, a major refurbishment of the canteen - with healthier food and plasma screen TVs, and Funky Footwear Day where students wore funny shoes to raise money for charity. 

But what will Glebelands be like in the future? Will it be ultra modern? Will pupils be taught by robots? Will Glebelands no longer exist and children learn from a computer screen from home? I spoke to a few fellow students and here are some opinions on the future… 

“I think Glebelands will expand by being extended onto the playing fields. There also might be more sports facilities and there will be different teachers, and methods of teaching.” Year 7 Student 

“It will probably be a more multi-cultural school and there may be a 6th form. It also might be better known by people in the area. As the population grows in Cranleigh and surrounding villages, the number of children will increase.” Year 9 Student 

“I think that Glebelands will be bigger and become more modern within the next 50 years. There will be some bigger changes to the school such as a new headteacher, with different opinions and rules, which could completely change the school. The uniform will probably be different, maybe we will have a new logo or a new jumper colour; anything is possible! Like other people, I think that there might be a 6th form college for year 11 students to follow onto and continue their learning.” Year 9 Student 

glebe 19There might even be escalators or lifts instead of stairs, fingerprint recognition on lockers and an eye scan to get your lunch! The school might be solar or wind-powered, grow its own vegetables and serve organic, locally sourced produce for lunches in the canteen. There might be a swimming pool, more interactive lessons and maybe even a walk on piano in the music department! Whatever happens in the future, Glebelands is a great school and I feel happy and secure coming here. It’s a very successful school in my opinion and we are always striving for our next achievable goal. In the future, Glebelands will continue to improve and students will continue to learn with confidence!