Welcome to Gladstone
It has been my privilege to be Headteacher at Gladstone Primary Academy since September 2007, having already worked at the academy for 9 years as Deputy Headteacher. Gladstone Primary Academy was formed as a school in September 2004 by the amalgamation of 2 very successful schools, Adderley Green Infants and Woodhouse Junior Schools. Unfortunately, for 5 years we had to operate on 2 sites waiting for our new building to be constructed.
As you can imagine it was a very special day for us on Monday, 14th September 2009, when the doors of the new school were opened to pupils for the first time and we all came together in our fantastic ‘state of the arts’ building.
At Gladstone we stress that as people ‘we are all equally different’ and have an exciting curriculum which develops and celebrates pupils’ gifts and talents across the whole primary curriculum. We are very proud of what we have achieved since our amalgamation and this is backed up by both Ofsted teams.
Everyone who visits Gladstone is impressed with the very special atmosphere that exists, the behaviour and attitudes of the children and the excellent relationships that exist between school, parents and the wider community.
It is difficult on a web site to do justice to what we believe to be a very special school and I hope that our new website will give you a quick ‘snap shot of’ and ‘feel for’ life at Gladstone Primary. I can not imagine wanting to work anywhere else and hope that you will be able to see why!
If you have any questions or require a paper copy of any of the information on the website please get in touch -we will be only too pleased to help or chat with you.
Mrs Elaine Preston