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.

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  • 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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  • 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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