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.

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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  • January 27, 2023 Does your child struggle with 2 languages? If your child is aged 1 - 5 & speaks English as an additional language come to our Encouraging English group on Wednesdays from 1 until 2.30pm at Welcare Family Centre, 24 Warwick Road, Redhill RH1 1BU. Call 01737 780 884 for more info Read more
  • January 26, 2023 World Book Day is coming! Please make sure you have Thursday 2nd March in your calendar, or subscribe to the school calendar and we’ll add it in for you! Read more
  • January 25, 2023 Monday and Tuesday this week our year 4 classes went to Bough Beech which is run by SES water for the day to learn how water is made safe to drink. Thank you for having us! Read more
  • January 24, 2023 Last Friday we had our Spynes charity day for . The whole school wore their pyjamas to school & Catherine from Welcare came into assembly to talk to us all about the charity & take the £230 donation we had raised that day for the charity! Here’s our badger class… Read more
  • January 19, 2023 Next Wednesday we have the next of our Nursery Open Days. There are still some spaces left here, so please click on the following to book yourself your space: Read more Read more
  • January 17, 2023 Last week our reception classes had a wild time at school when came in to show them all of their animals. Thank you for coming in! Read more
  • January 13, 2023 We are delighted to announce that our online applications for Nursery spaces for September 2023 are now open on our website. Please do go to our website to find out more, or click on the following to be taken directly to the application form: Read more Read more
  • January 13, 2023 This Sunday is the deadline for applications for September 2023 reception spaces. Please ensure you have submitted your application with Surrey County Council. Watch our full prospectus video and find out more about our outstanding school at Read more Read more
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