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 Overview

It is not just what you learn but how you learn;
children need to become learners for life to reach their full potential

Our local context, alongside children’s prior knowledge, skills and experiences, define our inclusive curriculum design and learning and teaching strategies.

Our broad and balanced curriculum is designed and structured to explicitly develop children’s knowledge and skills through high expectations and rich learning opportunities. Progression is systematically planned and cumulative to ensure coherent sequencing of learning. 

The Lime Tree experience equips all children with transferable knowledge and skills in readiness for their next stage of learning.  Our school culture, underpinned by our values, removes barriers to learning and unlocks the potential for all children to succeed in life.

Underpinned by the national curriculum, our theme based curriculum is coherently mapped out across school in to our content coverage and progression of skills and knowledge document. Where relevant and meaningful, themes, provide the context for children to learn knowledge and develop skills. Based on the children’s interests, local context and current affairs, teachers have the professional autonomy to design rich, engaging, hands-on learning experiences, which build on children’s prior knowledge and maximises their full potential. This provides them with transferable skills and knowledge to develop a life-long love of learning, enabling them to become educated citizens.

Knowledge and skills are intrinsically linked within our curriculum and our themes provide a vehicle for a cross curricular approach. This enables children to establish links, which encourage creativity, using and applying their knowledge and skills imaginatively within a range of contexts and real life experiences. A theme focus is identified which provides opportunities for deep learning, building towards an end outcome.

In addition to this, the school follows the Surrey Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. Parents and carers who do not want their child to take part in Religious Education lessons or in collective acts of worship should express their wishes in writing to the Head Teacher.

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  • May 4, 2023 What a fabulous day of celebrations for the King’s Coronation today. All the children looked great in their red, white and blue outfits and even enjoyed a visit from King himself! Read more
  • April 18, 2023 Congratulations to all of those who received their reception school places last night. We are looking forward to welcoming our new reception classes in September. Read more
  • April 17, 2023 Welcome back to all our children today, and also good luck on those waiting to hear about reception primary school places today. Read more
  • March 25, 2023 It was a very special evening. Thank you Read more
  • March 14, 2023 We can’t wait! Read more
  • March 13, 2023 This week is science week! We are looking forward to seeing everybody’s science projects. Read more
  • March 6, 2023 The deadline for applications for our Nursery is this Friday 10th March. Please ensure you have registered your interest for your child before then at Read more Read more
  • March 3, 2023 What a World Book Day 2023 we’ve all had today! Here’s some of our KS2 children in their outfits… Read more
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