Ofsted Parentview

Dear Parents/carers

You will notice on the right hand side of our website that there is the new Ofsted Parent view logo.  We welcome feedback from parents and like to know what you really think of our school, good or bad, as we can only make changes if we are aware that parents would like them.  Please click here and take the time to complete the short survey on the Ofsted website.  You will need an email address to be able to do this.  Once we have enough comments everyone will be able to see them.
I look forward to hearing your views

Many thanks
Lisa Lyon


Our CCTV system comprises of 20 cameras located around the school site. The CCTV system is installed to:

(a) protect the school buildings and their assets

(b) increase personal safety and reduce the fear of crime

(c) support the Police in a bid to deter and detect crime

(d) assist in identifying, apprehending and prosecuting offenders

(e) protect members of the public and private property

(f) assist in managing the school

Images are controlled and retained in accordance with our CCTV policy.  Please direct questions to the School Business Manager.

School Parent Survey

We are very pleased to report that the 2015 Parent/Carer Questionnaire demonstrates that:

  • All parents/carers are happy with their child’s experience at school
  • All parents/carers feel that the school is led and managed effectively
  • All parents/carers feel that teaching is good at Mount Gilbert.
  • All parents/carers feel that the school deals effectively with unacceptable behaviour
  • All parents/carers feel that the school keeps their child safe.

We are responding to your views by carrying out a review of the effectiveness of our systems for preparing students for the future beyond Mount Gilbert. In November we will report on the outcomes and actions resulting from this review.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to complete the questionnaire.

The full results can be viewed:

Parent Questionnaire 2015 graphs

Parent Questionnaire 2013-15 comparison

Travel Arrangements

The majority of students at Mount Gilbert School live within Telford & Wrekin.  The school also takes students from the bordering counties including Shropshire if appropriate.

All KS4 students who live close enough to school will be expected to walk.  For those who live on a bus route, bus passes will be provided, and for those students who live further away taxis will be provided.

For KS3 students, again, those who live close enough will be expected to walk.  We do have a home to school minibus service, operated by the school, for students who live within the area of the minibus route.  Otherwise a taxi will be provided.

Mount Gilbert School
Hinkshay Road,
Tel: 01952 387670
Fax: 01952 387674

Situated on Hinkshay Road, Dawley. (As map shows below).

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School Holidays 2015 / 2016 

ERM 2015/16 2016/2017
Autumn Tuesday 8 September 2015 to Friday 18 December 2015 Tuesday 6 September 2016 to Friday 16 December 2016
Half term is the week beginning Monday 26 October 2015 Half term is the week beginning Monday 24 October 2016
Spring Monday 4 January 2016 to Thursday 24 March 2016 Wednesday 4 January 2017 to Friday 7 April 2017
Half term is week beginning Monday 15 February 2016 Half term is week beginning Monday 20 February 2017
Summer Monday 11 April 2016 to Friday 22 July 2016 Monday 24 April 2017 to Friday 21 July 2017
Half term is week beginning Monday 30 May 2016 Half term is week beginning Monday 29 May 2017
Public holidays
  • Good Friday – Friday 25 March 2016
  • Easter Monday – Monday 28 March 2016
  • May Day – Monday 2 May 2016
  • Spring Bank Holiday – Monday 30 May 2016
  • Good Friday – Friday 14 April 2017
  • Easter Monday – Monday 17 April 2017
  • May Day – Monday 1 May 2017
  • Spring Bank Holiday – Monday 29 May 2017
PD Days
  • Monday 7 September 2015
  • Friday 20  November 2015
  • Friday 27 May 2016
  • Monday 25 July 2016
  • Tuesday 27 July 2016
  • Monday 5 September 2016
  • Tuesday 3 January 2017
  • Monday 24 July 2017
  • Tuesday 25 July 2017


Lunch Menu

A school lunch menu is available for download here. 


Our school prospectus is available for download here.
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Parents’ Guides and Information

4Children ParentsGuide

Keeping children safe in education

SEN Direct

SEND Local Offer

 Information Advice Support Service Telford Launch Event

Mental Health crisis support

Anti Bullying Policy

A Guide for Parents – Children who have got in trouble online