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.

Our Schools

Banbury Region

Banstead Region

Berkshire & Hampshire Region

Caterham Region

Crawley Region

Didcot Region

Epsom Region

London Boroughs

Redhill Region

Sunbury & Camberley Region


Procedure for Reporting Absences from School

Danetree Primary School requires a daily message to be received by 9am (or as early as possible) from Parents or Carers by telephone call (020 8393 6406). Select option 1 for the absence line.

Why it is important to attend school regularly?

– To give your child the best possible start in life.

– They will be able to keep up with their work.

– They will achieve better results.

– They will develop friendships and social skills.

School attendance is central to raising standards in education and ensuring all pupils can fulfil their potential. Danetree Primary school has a target of 97% attendance for all pupils. This rate allows for periods of illness or particular circumstances when absence from schools is unavoidable. We want your child to attend school regularly as this supports their learning. If your child is not well or if you have a planned reason why your child cannot attend school, please inform the school at the earliest opportunity.

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Children of compulsory school age must, by law, receive a full time education.

Each person with day to day parental responsibility could be taken to court and fined for each child who is not attending school regularly or who is persistently late.

The Education Act 1996 states that all pupils should attend school regularly and punctually. ‘If a child of compulsory school age, who is a registered pupil at a school fails to attend regularly at the school, his parent is guilty of an offence.’

Some key attendance facts:

  • Attending 90% of the time or less will have a serious effect on learning.
  • One day’s absence every two weeks will give 90% attendance.
  • Up to the age of 16, 90% attendance will mean losing over a year of school.

Arrival at School

The start of the school day is as follows:


The school gates will open at 8:30am.

08:45 - 08:55 - Children enter class for early morning work

08:55 - Registration

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

The school gates will open at 8:30am.

08:30 - 08:45 - Children enter class for early morning work

08:45 - All children expected in class

08:50 - Registration

The school gates will close at 8:45am for Key Stage 1 and 2 and 8:55am for Reception. If a pupil arrives after this then they must enter the school via the school office.

If your child arrives after registration they will be marked late (from 8:55am to 9:10am).

If your child arrives after 9:10am they will receive an unauthorised absence mark.

Remember that persistent lateness can be legally counted as unauthorised absence.


Persistent lateness can:

  • Cause embarrassment to your child.
  • Make it harder for your child to settle.
  • Cause disruption to the rest of the class.

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Attendance Policy

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  • February 21, 2024 Well done to our Netball team who performed brilliantly in their match against Cuddington Croft this afternoon. Your resilience shone and we are so proud of how well you are gelling as a team. Great job Danetree! 🏐
  • January 24, 2024 Well done to Emily in 4Banksy for being our star swimmer this week. She listened carefully to the instructor and then showed great bravery in jumping in the deep end !!! 🏊‍♀️🏊‍♂️🏊🏽
  • January 22, 2024 Dragonflies got a special visit from the local fireman.  They learnt about the jobs that firemen do and where they get all their water from to help but fires out , which related really well to our topic this term. The children even got to explore what is inside a fire engine.
  • January 22, 2024 This week, the Year 1's have been learning about first, then and now addition and subtraction stories. 1 Woodpeckers had a great time investigating and exploring different equation stories using their ten frames and counters. Check out the fun that we had below.
  • January 22, 2024 Year 1W created prototypes of a chassis. We explored which is the best material to construct a strong and rigid chassis. We had a great time using resources to build our axles and chassis and sharing models with our friends. We are SUPER excited to build our final car models!
  • January 17, 2024 5S have written some incredible fables this week. The morals have been clear in their text and there have been some beautiful illustrations too!
  • January 12, 2024 6 Parks had a productive Friday afternoon publishing their research which had been collated earlier in the week. To inform others, they produced an explanation text about a chosen area which, due to the advancement in space technology, have impacted our lives!
  • January 12, 2024 This week Squirrels travelled to Brooklands Museum. Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed exploring how aviation has progressed over time.
  • January 12, 2024 6LK had the opportunity to 'be the teacher' using the big whiteboard in their new classroom. They taught each other the spelling rules for the 'sh' sound including the 'ci' and 'ti' variations. For example: politician, and explanation.
  • January 12, 2024 5 Sharman performed their class assembly today, all about the ancient Egyptians. They were amazing! So many interesting new facts were learnt, and the children had great fun too! Well done year 5
  • January 12, 2024 Beetles were learning about the staircase pattern of numbers. They knew that to make a staircase and have numbers in the correct order, they needed to add one more each time. The children muddled up the numbers for teddy and helped to put it right for him!
  • January 10, 2024 2Rabbits started the week visiting Brooklands museum to learn more about aviation and how it has changed the way we live. We loved stepping foot on a Concorde and seeing how Sultans and Princes travel in their private jets.
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