Glade Academy is a purpose built primary school built in 1976 to serve the town of Brandon. It has become a highly successful school with continually rising standards. Our school has established an identity in which children, parents, governors and staff take equal pride. In 2o18, we became an academy as part of Eastern Multi-Academy Trust.
The academy provides a high standard of accommodation, resources and security. The building was extended in 2014 to provide additional classrooms and a drama studio. Each classroom is well equipped with ICT facilities, including interactive whiteboards with fibre-optic internet access and wi-fi throughout school. The interactive whiteboards allow for visually stimulating and exciting lessons. Most classrooms are air contitioned for both the pupils’ and teacher’s comfort. Classrooms are also equipped with a large variety of more traditional resources. Each classroom has its own cloakroom and access to an art area. Our Foundation Stage classrooms have access to their own outdoor play area, separate from the other classes.
The school offers a high standard of shared facilities, including ICT suite, music room, drama studio, library and hall. The ICT suite contains 16 PCs, all with fibre broadband internet access and a variety of software programs. There is an interactive whiteboard which allows demonstration of programs and techniques. We also have laptops and iPads, all connected to our school network.
Glade Academy is very proud of its beautiful grounds. During the last few years, a lot of work has taken place within the grounds. The children benefit from two large playgrounds. Equipment ranges from a trim train to climbing walls and wooden apparatus, as well basketball posts and a netball court.
The grounds contain a ‘wild area’ which is used during curriculum time for studying habitats and mini-beasts and a kitchen garden. Whilst walking through the grounds, you cannot help but notice the colourful flower beds and hanging baskets, filled with bulbs donated to the school and dug by members of the community and our very own gardening club.