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Welcome to

Glapthorn CE Primary School


In 2020, Polebrook C E Primary School joined Glapthorn C E Primary School as a full member of the Rutland Learning Trust.

The two schools now work in a very close collaboration under the leadership of Executive Headteacher, Mrs. Lou Coulthard.

The similarities between the schools are many and varied and the common ethos allows us to enjoy many benefits that come from working together, sharing expertise and experience and in some cases reducing costs.

To streamline Governance, including reducing the burden on the Headteacher, the Governing Bodies of the two schools have been amalgamated into one Local Governing Body. The LGB is overseen by the Board of Trustees of RLT but remains autonomous, allowing each school to retain its individuality and distinctive character, which we know is so important to all stakeholders.

All our Governors are currently appointed for a term of four years.


Mrs Julia Hart -  Chair of the Governing Body

Mrs Julia Hart -  Chair of the Governing Body elected September 2016. A member of the Curriculum, Personnel and Pay Committees; Link Governor for 'Communication and Language'. First elected as a Governor in 2005; became Foundation Governor in 2015.


I became a Parent Governor when my own children, now in their mid-teens, attended Glapthorn School and have served on the Governing Body continuously since that time. I am a member of the Church Group, serve on the Curriculum Committee, and am the Governor in charge of the School Council, a role I particularly enjoy as it gives me a chance to work with children from across the School. I am the Link Governor for the Communication and Language section of the School Development Plan.


Glapthorn gave my children a brilliant start to their education.  It continues to provide a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment where all children can benefit from an amazingly wide range of opportunities inside and outside the classroom, within and beyond the school day.​


Mrs Tracey Kerr - Foundation Governor

Mrs Tracey Kerr - Foundation Governor. Appointed January 2017. 

I was pleased to be given the opportunity to become a Foundation Governor, having been a resident of Glapthorn and a member of  St Leonard's Church congregation for 16 years, and a member of St Leonard's Parochial Church Council since 2014.


My daughter attended Glapthorn Primary School, which is where her own connection with St Leonard's Church began by volunteering to read prayers and bible stories at family services.


My ambition is to support Glapthorn School in whatever way I'm able, to consolidate its vital role as part of the Glapthorn Village community, and help strengthen links between school and church. My employment background comprises 35 years for the Department for Work and Pensions (and its previous incarnations), where my experience has been in administration and management.


Lou Coulthard - The Head of School, Lou Coulthard

The Executive Head, Lou Coulthard, is ex-officio a member of the Governing Board 

NameBusiness InterestOther Governing BodiesPersonal Relationship with staff / pupils 
Lou CoulthardHead of School, Glapthorn Primary School NoNo
Julia HartNone No No 

Tracey Kerr​

 Dept of Work & Pensions



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