The Glyn Learning Foundation


“The executive and associate headteachers are relentless in their pursuit of excellence, and have developed a strong culture and excitement for learning amongst students and staff alike.” Glyn Ofsted 2012



The GLF holds an ambitious vision for education. Its academies are committed to our core remit of providing an outstanding educational experience so that:

  1. all children will enjoy their learning, attain high outcomes and be helped to become confident individuals and responsible citizens whilst making excellent progress in all respects;
  2. all children will benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by strong leadership, in a local school;
  3. all children will be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives developing the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The GLF aspires to create a group of academies across sectors that have a reputation for delivering an outstanding education for all children and students. The GLF has shown over the last two years that working across sectors in different contexts is not a barrier but an opportunity. Glyn School has had record results at A level and GCSE in 2012 whilst Danetree has achieved record SATs results at Year 6 in 2011 and 2012; both Ofsted inspections in 2012 highlighted the improvements at both schools since their previous inspections in 2009.

Here is a graphical representation of Danetree’s progression in 2011 and 2012


The GLF’s foundation is rooted in Glyn School’s role as a National Support School and its strong track record in supporting and working with schools in a variety of sectors, contexts and local authorities. Since September 2012, Cuddington Croft Primary School has entered into a fixed term partnership which includes leadership team coaching and school-to-school support at every level. The GLF has been careful to build its capacity to support other schools both within and beyond the GLF whilst making certain that the performance of its academies is sustained and developed.

The GLF academies ensure that they contribute to school improvement in terms of raising standards of attainment of vulnerable children and young people through:

  1. aspiring to be judged as good or outstanding using the Ofsted criteria;
  2. understanding the issues related to underperformance of different groups of children and implementing intervention strategies;
  3. sharing knowledge and expertise through the local confederation of schools as well as within the GLF family of schools
  4. drawing upon the extensive experience of Surrey LA and Babcock 4S in ensuring the highest standards in school provision;
  5. using tried and proven systems for effective intervention and support.