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

Executive Headteacher's Welcome

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I am delighted to welcome you to The Beacon School. 

Every child has the right to an exceptional education. I consider it a privilege to work alongside the staff at The Beacon School, each of whom share this view. We are a school that is proud to sit at the heart of the community of Banstead, and our aim is to serve that community through the provision of an exceptional education alongside a wide breadth of enriching experiences.  

We are an inclusive community - staff at The Beacon School are committed to ensuring that all students are supported to excel academically. However, our community strives for more than that. It is essential that each of our students recognise that academic success, whilst important in securing opportunities for the future, will not be enough to truly thrive. It is just as important that our students recognise and embrace the values that our school community hold to be important. For these values are what will ultimately define our students in the future. By becoming values driven individuals, our students will be best equipped to shape for the better the communities that they will build for themselves. Academic excellence underpinned by strong values will allow each student to fulfil their true potential. 

We trust that the ambitions that we hold for our students are shared by all within our community. I and my colleagues at The Beacon School will maintain the highest expectations of all our students in every respect. This is especially true when it comes to our values. We are fortunate to draw upon the support of our Multi Academy Trust, GLF Schools, whose own core values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness align with our own philosophy. Our most important partners however are our parents and carers. We are determined to work in genuine partnership with families to ensure the success of all our students.

I recognise that few decisions are more important than where to apply for the next step in your child’s education. For those families that place their trust in us, each colleague at The Beacon School will work relentlessly to honour the faith that you put in us. I am confident that by the time your child moves on to the next step in their educational journey, you will reflect that this choice was undoubtedly the right decision for your child.

Matt Duffield
Executive Headteacher