General overview

Glebe is a large secondary, special academy for students aged 11-19.  Originally, the school catered for students with moderate learning difficulties but now Glebe meets the needs of a more complex, educationally diverse student group. From September 2018 the school has had a specialist provision class (The Den) for small number of students with severe learning difficulties and additional complex needs.


Admissions process

Admissions to Glebe School are governed by the Special Educational Needs & Disability Code of Practice. Students must have an Education, Health & Care Plan that indicates a placement at Glebe may be appropriate before admission will be considered.

The Bromley SEN Department will then ask us whether or not we feel that we are able to meet your child’s needs. To determine this, your referral is considered by senior staff and where possible, we will visit your child at their current school. Once we have decided whether or not we think we are a suitable placement for your child, we will then inform the local authority of the outcome. Following confirmation that the local authority will accept financial responsibility for the placement, a transition plan is then developed with a mutually agreed start date. The decision to place a child at Glebe is made by the Bromley SEN placement panel.

We hold regular tours of the school and encourage all prospective parents/carers to visit. Attendance is by appointment only - to see available dates and book your place please use our online booking system at the bottom of this page. If you need assistance, please contact our school office.


Admissions criteria

  • All students applying for a placement will have an Education, Health and Care Plan. We may also take into consideration students whose special educational needs are under assessment and application for Education, Health and Care Plan has been submitted
  • Students whose learning difficulties cannot be met with the resources normally available in a mainstream school
  • Pupils on entry at KS3 will usually have attainment within Pre-Key Stage 1 to Year 3 range
  • Provision in the main part of the school is made for pupils with moderate learning difficulties or where a learning difficulty is combined with additional difficulties  This may include:
    • Speech and Language Difficulties
    • Social Communication Difficulties (including ASD)
    • Physical/Sensory Impairment, medical needs and Visual/Hearing Impairment that can be met within the existing provision and staffing levels
  • Provision in the specialist class (The Den) is for students with severe learning difficulties and complex needs which may include complex communication and social interaction difficulties/ASD and Speech and Language needs. Students from The Den may also have additional physical/sensory/medical needs as well as visual/hearing impairment that can be met within the existing provision and staffing levels
  • When the place at Glebe is offered it will be with clear indication whether student’s needs can be met in the main part of the school or in the specialist provision class (The Den)
  • Students will be admitted when there is a vacancy within the appropriate year group.  Students may be placed on a waiting list if the appropriate year group is fully subscribed


Glebe does not meet the needs of students who:

  • Have a diagnosis of ASD but are high functioning and demonstrate a potential to access learning in a mainstream school
  • Have social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH) as their primary need
  • Display challenging/violent behaviour that are not as a result of ASD and may put other students and staff in danger


To book a tour of the school:


New dates are added regularly throughout the academic year. WE DO NOT HAVE A WAITING LIST - if there are no spaces left on any of the tours shown, please keep checking until new dates are released. 


Use our Virtual Tour below to explore the school!

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