Studies already conducted in childhood mindfulness have revealed numerous positive benefits.  The most promising benefits include:

  • Stress relief
  • Restlessness relief
  • Mental focus
  • Discover life balance
  • Deepen social skills
  • Develop math skills
  • Better sleep
  • More self-esteem
  • Emotion control
  • Improved decision-making skills

GLPA believes that the development of Mindfulness is an important life long skill that can be developed at school and at home.

During the Spring Term, Action Research is being undertaken in five classes across the academy that has included teacher and parent training. Impact has already been seen just in the last few weeks which has strengthen our belief in developing the life long skill of mindfulness.

We have a page dedicated to supporting parents in developing mindfulness at home here: Parental Support-Mindfulness

If you have any questions or would like any support, please contact the academy office and we will be more than happy to help.



What Happens In One Hour At GLPA?


There is a lot of awesome learning happening all the time at GLPA.

Have you ever wondered what one hour of learning would look like?

Well, now is your chance to see the variety of learning opportunities happening in JUST ONE HOUR! Reading, writing, maths, DT, music, history, PE, science, computing and MORE!

Watch our video to see for yourself!


Year 6 Residential 2015


The week of 9th to 13th November was a week to remember for the Year 6 class!  They have been waiting for this week for a long time; a week of adventure!

The action packed week had the children facing fears, being brave, supporting one another and being independent. They were able to try out lots of outdoor pursuits that included abseiling, climbing walls, 3-D swings, jungle vines, night lines, bonfires and MORE!

Here are a few pictures.  However, to see more, go to our Twitter account @Green_Lane_PA and scroll through our day by day account of what the children were able to encounter!




Celebrating British Values


British values are an integral part of the GLPA curriculum.  Every day, good British values are modelled not only by the staff but also by the children.

We agree that the main values we hold dear are:

Democracy     Individual Liberty     Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs     Rule of Law     Mutual Respect

However, this week, we have decided to celebrate these values, look more at people who promote those values and participate actively in those values.

There are special activities happening across the academy and by the end of the week, you can see what has happened in each class on their blogs.

As an academy, we agreed that we were going to do the following as well:

Academy Council Elections- The children will nominate, prepare speeches and vote on their class representatives.  This is democracy in action!


Inspirational British Citizens across history!  This is exciting and we are learning about everyone from Mr Tumble to Stephen Hawkings!

Y1 Mo Farah

GLPA is a very charitable academy.  So, a good, old fashioned Harvest Festival where we collect food and non-perishables is another important part of the week.  All items donated will go to the needy in the community!


By practicing good British values, we become skilled in ensuring readiness to play a positive role in their community.

Summer Challenge 2015!

Another AWESOME year has come to an end! It has been filled with lots of amazing memories and achievements. Special thanks go to all of the supportive parents, hard working and dedicated staff and ambitious children.

There are some great summer challenges set in both English and Maths. Downloadable PDF documents of the challenges can be found at www.glpa.org.uk.

Please support your children in completing these challenges so that it helps them hit the ground running in September.

We would all like to wish everyone a relaxing and fun summer break!

The academy reopens on Monday 7th September.
See you in September!

Summer Maths Challenge 1

Summer Maths Challenge 2

Summer Writing Challenge

Busy Half-term!

This has been a very busy half-term! There have been lots of things happening across the academy.

First, we had author of the Fabulous Four Fish Fingers visit us and show us some writing techniques!

Then, KS2 children put on an AMAZING performance called Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf.

We always cross our fingers for good weather when it comes to our Sports’ Days! This year we had beautiful weather and the children showed beautiful sportsmanship and resilience. Well done children!

In other events, this half-term, there has been a group of children spending one afternoon a week at DeLacy Academy working with poet, Conrad Burdekin, and other children from across six other SPTA academies. They created their own poetry while also learning how to perform. The culmination event had a special guest, Sir Paul Edwards, CEO of SPTA.


The Garforth Arts Festival has been running for 11 years and GLPA has always participated. This year was no exception with there being representation by the GLPA Samba band, GLPA choir and knitting club helping to Pom Pom the festival!

samba1 choir


finally, along with the sporting success that included the GLPA Cricket team making it to Yorkshire County Finals and the KS1 Football team winning the Garforth tournament, the GLPA team won the Garforth Schools Sports’ Day as well! Well done to everyone involved!

There are still lots more to happen with the last week of school! This evening is the Summer Fair and next week sees us saying Good Bye to our Year 6 children! It will be an emotional week!