Headteacher's Blog


Choosing the school that will best represent your values to your child is one of the most important choices you will make. At Glory Farm primary school, we actively encourage parental engagement and foster an open environment as a good foundation for home/school relationships, throughout the school.

We have a very active P.T.A. who are working extremely hard to raise extra funds to support and enhance the experiences we offer to our children.

Through my regular blog, I aim to keep you updated and informed about what makes education special at GFPS so please check back regularly.

Mrs J MacLachlan

Water Fight Year 6

What an amazing battle occurred yesterday between the staff and Year 6 to mark the end of their time at primary school in a fun way. Even the Mayor of Bicester came and joined in the fun. He remembers the water fight with great fondness from his time as a pupil at Glory Farm. I need to buy a new water gun for next year's battle! I am confident that the staff won.... although Year 6 may tell a different story!


What a day was enjoyed by all Year 2 yesterday. The children saw lots of animals and learnt lots of facts. Feel free to ask any of them what their favourite animal was. Thank you Year 2 Team.

Summer FETE

What an amazing occasion last Saturday. I do hope you were able to join in the fun. Once we have a total of the money raised, we will let you know. Thank you to everyone who made a contribution - however small - because without you all, it wouldn't have been such a success.

Young Writers competition

Our children in Year 4 and 5 were given the opportunity to enter a national writing competition of poetry. The competition received in excess of 12,000 entries for this edition. I am delighted to say that the 14 children who entered from Glory Farm have all been chosen to have their work published in Once Upon A Dream 2019 - Poets From the South. We have celebrated this success in school by putting their names in our Golden Book and sharing in a whole school Gathering. Well done young writers!

Year 6 visit to London

I was so proud of Year 6 yesterday during their visit to London. They visited the Houses of Parliament for a guided tour (including meeting with our local MP Victoria Prentis) and then explored the Natural History Museum. They were a credit to both us as a school, but also to you as parents. Well done Year 6!

Year 4 Fire Brigade visit

On Tuesday, we had the Fire Brigade in to visit Year 4 to show them their safety equipment, have a chat about their roles and how they keep people safe. The children thoroughly enjoyed this even though it was cut a little short because they received an emergency call. It was incredible to see how quickly the crew organised themselves to leave our school site immediately. A great afternoon for everyone I feel. Thank you to the Fire Service.

Year 1 and 2 Airport Day

There was such a large queue as the children from KS1 arrived at school all ready for their Airport Day. They were packed, dressed and had passports at the ready. The children looked like they had an amazing day and I hope they also really appreciated the effort that all adults in KS1 had put into their own outfits and the classroom areas. It was amazing! I'm looking forward to hearing all about where they travelled to tomorrow.

Erasmus +

Four of our Year 6 children, Mrs Perkins and Miss Welby have just returned from a very successful trip to Lithuania. I know we are all really looking forward to hearing all about their experiences. I was very pleased to hear that two other countries, who are part of the trip, praised our children on their behaviour.

Watch this space..... all five countries are visiting us in October so there will lots of preparations for this and exciting events happening in the week they are here.