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Welcome To Our School

Ysgol Glan Gele is a Nursery and Infant school which serves the thriving market town of Abergele. We provide Foundation Phase Education for children from the ages of 3 to 7. We believe that this is an important phase in their learning journey and is at the centre of their future development. We are a busy school but pride ourselves on the quality of teaching, learning, and high expectations for all.

 

‘Gorau cam, cam cyntaf’ are special words that recognise the importance of a quality Foundation Phase Education.

 

At Ysgol Glan Gele we work very hard to make our school a creative, happy place for your child to flourish and grow. We aim to deliver experiential learning that develops all their skills and equips them for life in the twenty-first century and the next stage in their education.

 

The Four Purposes of the new curriculum guide how we deliver education in Ysgol Glan Gele. By the end of their education, we hope our pupils will be -

* Ambitious, capable learners who are ready to learn throughout their lives.

* Healthy, confident individuals who are ready to lead happy fulfilling lives.

* Ethically, informed individuals who are ready to be citizens of Abergele, Wales and the world.

*Enterprising, creative contributors who are ready to play a full part in life and in work.

 

The school is known within Abergele for its warm and friendly family atmosphere where children feel valued and secure.

Our school motto is:

‘Happy and secure as we all learn together’

 

We provide additional support for pupils who are more and less able. We are an inclusive school and work with other local schools and agencies to ensure the highest standard of provision for all our pupils. Your child’s talents and achievements are as important to us as they are to you. They are celebrated by the whole school community at every opportunity, in class or during assemblies.

We recognise the partnership between home and school is a vital one and we appreciate parents, carers and the community in Abergele working together with us. We have an active Parents' Forum which was established in 2007. We endeavour to support our pupils to grow into valuable citizens of Abergele.

 

We welcome any expertise or assistance you may be able to offer us in delivering the best possible opportunities for our pupils.

 

If you would like to come and join us by helping out in classes or supporting the PTA (Friends of Glan Gele Infants - FOGGI) in their fundraising events we would be pleased to see you. They have FOGGI coffee mornings every half term, meeting to plan and discuss fundraising events such as school discos. You will find the dates of these coffee mornings in our weekly newsletter.

 

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To read our latest 2023 Estyn Inspection report, please click here.

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Zoe Cope – Head teacher

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Upcoming Events
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School News

15
Apr
2024
Outdoor Learning Week
15/04/2024 10:29 AM
Outdoor Learning Week

Next week, the children will explore the outdoors during an Outdoor Learning week. We have lots of exciting activities, including a Sponsored Walk/Bike!

The children will have access to the outdoor learning areas and be visited by a beekeeper.

 

If you would like to sign up to Dads and Lads or Groundforce Day, please contact the school office. Thank you!

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04
Apr
2024
New Football Pitch and Shelter!
4/04/2024 10:58 AM
New Football Pitch and Shelter!

We're thrilled to announce that our new football pitch and outdoor shelter have been completed on the top playground over the holidays! This exciting addition provides our children with a dedicated space to play football and games, developing their physical activity and social interaction. The shaded area within the shelter offers a versatile space for teaching sessions and a cozy spot for children to relax with their friends. 

We extend a big thank you to everyone who contributed to our successful penalty shoot-out competition, which raised over £300. These funds will be used to purchase new goalposts, further enhancing the sporting experience for our pupils.

05
Feb
2024
Kung Hei Fat Choy! from Ysgol Glan Gele
5/02/2024 2:17 PM
Kung Hei Fat Choy! from Ysgol Glan Gele

In a vibrant celebration of cultural diversity, Ysgol Glan Gele recently welcomed a dynamic dance company to engage learners in a mesmerising Chinese Dragon dance workshop. The event marked a festive tribute to the upcoming Chinese New Year, enriching the learners’ understanding of traditional Chinese music, customs, and the country's rich cultural history.

Headteacher Zoe Cope expressed the school's commitment to providing enriching experiences for learners, fostering a deep appreciation for global diversity. "We strive to include experiences where the children can develop their understanding and knowledge of other countries and cultures, and their appreciation of the diverse society we live in. We feel it is important to celebrate a wide range of events throughout the year," she shared.

During the workshop, the children eagerly embraced the art of Chinese dance, performing with parasols and fans. The atmosphere was filled with joy and curiosity as the learners immersed themselves in the vibrant colours and rhythms of the traditional dance. As part of the festivities, the school is organising a special Chinese dinner for the learners to welcome the new year. Head Cook Sarah Frangakis highlighted the significance of celebrating diverse cultural events through special meals. "We celebrate special times of the year such as Dydd Santes Dwynwen, Chinese New Year, and Holi Festival. It's lovely to host special dinner days for the children as it gives them a chance to experience food and flavours from different countries, which many of the children enjoy!"

Looking ahead to the next half term, Ysgol Glan Gele has exciting plans. The younger learners will be exploring the local community of Abergele and Wales, while Year 1 and 2 children will delve into comparing similarities and differences between Wales and other countries.

By immersing themselves in various cultures, the learners at Ysgol Glan Gele are given the chance to appreciate the richness of diversity and understand how they are connected to the wider world. In the spirit of the Chinese New Year, the pupils and staff at Ysgol Glan Gele extend their warm wishes: Kung Hei Fat Choy!

11
Dec
2023
Glan Gele's 2023 Estyn Inspection Report
11/12/2023 4:00 PM
Glan Gele's 2023 Estyn Inspection Report

Ysgol Glan Gele's 2023 Estyn Inspection report has been published.

Please click here to read the report.

01
Sep
2023
Glan Gele's Aspiring Author embarks on a Farm Park Adventure!
1/09/2023 8:42 AM
Glan Gele's Aspiring Author embarks on a Farm Park Adventure!

Aisha in the Tigers class became a published author during her time in the Squirrels class! With a love of stories, she got to work writing her very own story called 'Farm Park Adventure', following a trip to the farm with her friends at school.

Aisha's mum helped illustrate the book to bring the story to life, commenting “Aisha loves reading, and she has a YouTube channel where she reads with her little sister, while inspiring other children to love books.

“It’s easy for her to forget about childhood memories, so we decided to document it in a book. She’s really happy with it, and she’s got lots of other books she wants to write!"

We are so proud of Aisha for her wonderful writing and becoming a published author! You can hear Aisha read her story by clicking the link.

You can purchase the book at: https://amzn.eu/d/4l3Tw3q 

10
Mar
2023
IQM Flagship School
10/03/2023 12:00 AM
IQM Flagship School

We have recently been awarded our IQM Flagship School Status.

Please click the link to find out more: https://iqmaward.com/news/ysgol-glan-gele-achieves-flagship-status/ 

10
Mar
2023
Ysgol Glan Gele achieves TIS Status
10/03/2023 12:00 AM
Ysgol Glan Gele achieves TIS Status

Ysgol Glan Gele is a Trauma Informed School.

To find out more, click here: https://www.glangele.conwy.sch.uk/home/trauma-informed-school