GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.


We are delighted that Ofsted inspectors found that our school continues to be a “good” school, noting that our school’s values of ‘being the best you can be, being kind and making the right choices’ are embodied by children and staff.

Inspectors noted that “leaders and staff have high expectations of pupils” and they praised our children’s behaviour, noting that they behave well, and are polite and kind to each other. They understood that our children feel safe at school, knowing “they have trusted adults around them to listen and to help them if they have any concerns or worries” and the children are adamant that “everyone is treated equally”.

We are particularly pleased that inspectors recognised our “parents say that their children thrive at this school”, with older children proud to take on leadership roles and making a positive contribution to important school matters, and that “staff ensure that pupils’ personal development, talents and interests are nurtured well”. Inspectors also noted our effective support for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

We are thrilled that inspectors identified that from the early years onwards, our children approach their learning with enthusiasm and curiosity, trying their best and taking pride in their achievements. They noted our “early years curriculum appropriately reflects the way young children learn (and) is effective in laying strong foundations for children to flourish as they move through the school”.

The report highlights that reading is a priority throughout the school, starting in Reception where reading books are specifically chosen to support the sounds being learnt in class. Inspectors saw that throughout every year leaders and teachers inspire children to enjoy reading and texts are carefully chosen to “ignite a passion and love for reading”.

Tamara Brown, Head of School, said "we are really proud of the report and so pleased that the staff and students have been recognised in the report for the way in which they treat each other with respect and that their differences are celebrated."


Please click here to view the Ofsted inspection report.