The Glyn Learning Foundation

History of GLF Schools

“Its track record shows its capacity to extend its work in supporting others through its training specialism. The school is outward looking and partnership arrangements with other schools are broadening teachers’ expertise.” Glyn Ofsted 2012



GLF Schools was formed as a Multi-Academy Trust in September 2012 and comprises Glyn School and Danetree Junior School. It is unique as it is the only cross-phase academy trust in Surrey.

Glyn School is an ‘outstanding’ (January 2009, May 2012) secondary school awarded National Support School status in January 2010. The first major partnership under the NSS banner was to form an alliance with Danetree Junior School in October 2010. Glyn converted to academy status in April 2011. Danetree became an Academy in September 2012 as part of GLF Schools which came into being on the same date.

Both schools have given a formal commitment to work in partnership under the overall leadership of the Executive Headteacher, Jon Chaloner. Each school continues to exist in its own right maintaining its own unique characteristics and individual identity. This is fundamental to the success of GLF Schools academies.

At present, both schools have a Head of School with delegated responsibility for the leadership and management of day-to-day operation and development; Ian Keary became Head of School at Glyn in September 2013. James Broad took up post as Head of School at Danetree in September 2012. James has been Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Acting Headteacher at two primary schools in Kent and prior to this worked in primary schools in the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames and Surrey. We are delighted to have such an experienced primary practitioner leading this new chapter of Danetree’s history.