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

Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact


At Danetree the primary intent of our highly ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum is to ensure all children feel inspired, nurtured and are presented with the opportunity to succeed together.

We aim to be an “exceptional primary school where children are happy, resilient, show a strong desire to succeed and are prepared for the future”.

We aim to take the ‘dis’ away from our most disadvantaged children, and give them the advantage they need to flourish in life.

  • Through our universal offer, we strive for all children, particularly those who have vulnerability factors, to achieve their full potential across the curriculum.

  • For all children to become fluent and effective readers to enable them to access the wider curriculum, develop a rich vocabulary and enjoy reading for pleasure and as a door to a lifelong love of learning;

  • To develop all children’s vocabulary through explicit teaching, creating a culture of intrigue around words, origins and applications;

  • For all children to become fluent in and be able to manipulate number to support problem solving and reasoning, through a maths mastery approach. This extends into other areas of the curriculum such as science, design and technology, computing and geography;

  • Through employing Rosenshine’s key principles of instruction, children are exposed to highly-effective adult instruction in every lesson;

  • To ensure all children understand how to keep themselves healthy, both physically and mentally, to support their long-term well-being. In doing so, we aim to develop pupils’ emotional vocabulary to support them in expressing their feelings;

  • To develop knowledge and skills through progressive curriculum content and concepts, preparing them for secondary school and lifelong learning;

  • To ensure children learn more and remember more, knowledge is revisited and built upon within a spiral curriculum;

  • To develop our pupils as curious learners who are confident in exploring new concepts;

  • To allow all pupils to make meaningful links in their learning in a range of subjects, fostering creativity;

  • To encourage all pupils to develop their oracy skills, enabling them to participate in debate which challenges and offer viewpoints in a respectful manner;

  • To develop all pupils’ understanding of themselves as learners and build their resilience and problem-solving skills to become creative thinkers;

  • To instil an understanding of, and deep respect for, the beliefs, cultures, needs and differences of others. 

As a school, our aim is to focus on a curriculum which is carefully designed to ensure coverage and progression. Our curriculum provides pupils with memorable, diverse and rich opportunities and experiences which will enable them to learn and develop a range of transferable skills. 

Our curriculum is adapted, designed and developed to be ambitious and meet the needs of children with SEND and complies with 2010 Equality Act & SEND Regulations 2014.

To find out more about our Curriculum, please contact Mr Williams through the school office (

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  • March 21, 2023 Over the last two days, KS2 have enjoyed a mathematical treasure hunt to celebrate World Maths Day! We're very proud of our maths curriculum at Danetree and the mindset it encourages our learners to have. Read more
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  • March 14, 2023 Blyton found their homophone partner in English today and could use the correct homophone in a sentence! “I like to eat plain pasta!” I enjoy flying on a plane!” Read more
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