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 rich and varied curriculum will provide opportunities to develop skills to be successful in the future, including Language, Literacy, Maths, Science and ICT as well as History, Geography, Art and Design, RE, PSHE, PE, Music and Modern Foreign Languages. As an Academy, we will follow the outline of the National Curriculum.

The emphasis will be teaching through engaging topics and real life experiences, where creative learning is linked through exciting and relevant contexts that meet the different interests and needs of all its children.

Teachers and Learning Assistants will support the children’s learning, using their knowledge and skill to make a difference to every child.


The school’s exciting curriculum takes pupils on a journey of discovery and learning. As a result, they are highly engaged and motivated to learn.

(Ofsted June 2019)

Curriculum Statement

The curriculum of the school comprises all the opportunities for learning which the child encounters during the school day.

There will be a focus on learning through living.

Learning about the environment and sustainability, being self-sufficient and resourceful. Developing life skills through exploring nature and science, design technology and economics.

For example, part of the new grounds of the school will be developed into a Community Orchard. Providing endless learning opportunities for the children, as well as providing a project for the wider Forge Wood development to be involved in.


All children in Reception will have daily phonics lessons, based on the Read, Write, Inc programme.

Physical Education

All children will have 2 hrs of PE lessons as part of their timetable. Children will not be excused from regular PE lessons unless a letter is written to the class teacher.

Religious Education

The school follows the West Sussex 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 Executive Headteacher.

Home Learning

Children should be encouraged to develop a sense of responsibility for their learning and to think independently. Home learning should provide a regular three-way link between child, parent or carer and teacher. Homework should enhance, consolidate and support the children's learning in school.

In Reception, the children will take home a reading book and a book to share with their parents or carers. It is recommended that all children spend between five and ten minutes per day reading.

There will also be some Maths games and topic-related activities throughout the year.

Highly effective teaching ensures that pupils learn exceptionally well. As a result, pupils are extremely well prepared for the next stage of their education, both personally and academically

The early years team provides children with an excellent start to school life. Children are happy, settled and excited about learning. They make very strong progress during early years and are well prepared for Year 1 (Ofsted June 2019)

To find out more about the school's curriculum you are invited to come along to our annual curriculum evenings, our newsletters are also a good insight into curriulum across the school. 


Curriculum Date  
Attenborough Welcome Newsletter 05th Sep 2022 Download
Badger Welcome Newsletter 05th Sep 2022 Download
Barvember 1 17th Mar 2021 Download
Barvember 2 17th Mar 2021 Download
Common Exception Words 18th Mar 2021 Download
Early Learning Goals for Parents 15th Mar 2021 Download
English games to play at home 17th Mar 2021 Download
Forge Wood Cornerstones Curriculum Information 23rd Feb 2021 Download
Forge Wood EYFS and KS1 Results 28th Apr 2021 Download
GLF Early Years Handbook 02nd Sep 2021 Download
GLF Early Years Vision Statement 02nd Sep 2021 Download
Hare Class Autumn 2 Newsletter 02nd Nov 2022 Download
Hares Welcome Newsletter 05th Sep 2022 Download
KS1 English Presentation 17th Mar 2021 Download
Lexia Letter 17th Mar 2021 Download
Maths Shed Letter 17th Mar 2021 Download
Otter Welcome Newsletter 05th Sep 2022 Download
Peake Class Welcome Newsletter 05th Sep 2022 Download
Phonics Presentation 22nd Oct 2021 Download
RE Syllabus 02nd Nov 2022 Download
Reception Autumn 1 Me and My Community Project Web/Curriculum 12th Sep 2022 Download
Reception Welcome Newsletter 12th Sep 2022 Download
Red Squirrels Welcome Newsletter 05th Sep 2022 Download
SATS Parent Information Evening 28th Apr 2022 Download
Scott Welcome Newsletter 05th Sep 2022 Download
Set Sounds 1 18th Mar 2021 Download
Set Sounds 2 + 3 18th Mar 2021 Download
Shackleton Welcome Newsletter 05th Sep 2022 Download
Year 1 Autumn 2 Project Web/Curriculum 02nd Nov 2022 Download
Year 1 Number Bonds 17th Mar 2021 Download
Year 1 Parent Information Slides Sep 2022 23rd Sep 2022 Download
Year 2 Information Evening Slides 2022-2023 23rd Sep 2022 Download
Year 2 Project Web/Curriculum -Autumn 2 04th Nov 2022 Download
Year 3 Autumn 2 Project Web/Curriculum Through the ages 02nd Nov 2022 Download
Year 3 Parent Information Slides 27th Sep 2022 Download
Year 4 Multiplication Check-PowerPoint Slides 09th Mar 2023 Download
Year 4 Parent Information Slides 28th Sep 2022 Download
Year 4 Project Web/Curriculum Autumn 2 04th Nov 2022 Download
Year 4 Welcome Newsletter 05th Sep 2022 Download
Year 5 Parent Information Slides 28th Sep 2022 Download
Year 5 Project Web/Curriculum Autumn 2 07th Nov 2022 Download
Year 6 Parent Information Slides 03rd Oct 2022 Download
Year 6 Project Web/Curriculum Autumn 2 08th Nov 2022 Download