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

New Year 7 Starters 2024

Welcome to our School

I am delighted to welcome you and your child into The Beacon School community.  As a school, we value the strong relationships we have with families and look forward to working in partnership with you to ensure all of the students have the very best experience at the school.  

We hope that this website provides you with some useful information to help support your child’s transition from primary to secondary school. For some children, the transition can be smooth and easy, whilst others may find it more difficult. This is normal and so we aim to provide students and parents with all the relevant tools to help them find their feet quickly, ease any of their worries, and support them individually to ensure they can make a positive start to their time at The Beacon School. 

The school itself is on an exciting journey of improvement and your child will be joining a school that is undertaking positive changes in order to provide the students with the very best. We strive to ensure students can fulfil their potential and grow into happy, kind and well-rounded individuals. We have high ambitions for our students and believe they only have one chance at school. We also believe it is our job to work together as staff and parents to motivate, guide and challenge each one of them in order for them to become the best versions of themselves. Our most important partners are our parents and carers. We are determined to work in genuine partnership with families to ensure the success of all our students.

James Grant Duff

Head of School

The Beacon School Year 7 Transition Website

Year 7 Guide for Parents 2024


 The Beacon School Year 7’s Ethos and Values

7 No BGDAt The Beacon, our Year 7 ethos is ‘Bringing out the best’. It is important to us that our ethos is embedded through our key values as they underpin what we do in our day to day. Our values are important to us, so throughout the academic year, we will continue to challenge you to demonstrate our values both within and outside of our school community.  

Respect -  Self-respect, respect for others and respect for our learning environment.  

Responsibility - Developing personal responsibility for our learning, actions and attitude within the community.   

Aspiration -  Embracing all opportunities by having high expectations to be as successful as you can possibly be.

At The Beacon, being part of one big community is at the heart of what we do. We collaborate to create an inclusive, caring and compassionate community rooted in our values. We envisage all students, staff and parents to actively play a part in supporting our values and ethos to create a united community. 

There will be a range of opportunities designed to encourage each student to realise the best version of themselves both academically and morally. We recognise that students are on their own path and ‘Bringing out the best’ can look different for everyone. It is our promise that you will have the opportunity to do this confidently in our flexible and supportive community. 

The Beacon School looks forward to welcoming you to build our community together.

I have no doubt that Year 7 is going to be a great year!