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

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Berkshire)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Camberley)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Caterham area)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Crawley)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Croydon)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Elmbridge)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Epsom / Banstead area)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Merstham & Guildford)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Mole Valley area)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Thames area)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Wandsworth)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Woking)

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Secondary Teacher Training (11-16)

The majority of our trainees are on the SCITT Core (self-funded) route.  This programme is self funded by the trainee.

What is the cost of the course?

  • For secondary fee funded trainees, the course fees are £7,000 in total for 'QTS only'.
  • If you decide to do the PGCE uplift, it is an extra £2,200 making the total course cost £9,200.

,How can I pay the course tuition fees? 

  • Self finance: you can fund the SCITT tuition fees through private finance. 
  • Tuition fee loan: you can apply to Student Finance England (SFE) for a loan to cover your SCITT course fees.   You will need to meet the eligibility requirements for the loan, which are explained on the website
  • Tax free bursaries or scholarships: 'High demand' secondary subjects attract a bursary or scholarship which trainees can apply for. Availability is dependent on the highest relevant academic award and the ITT subject. To receive a bursary or scholarship, trainees may need to be entitled to support under the Student Finance England criteria as either a home or EU student. Applicants with a degree from outside the UK will need to check their eligibility for a bursary. Get into Teaching will also provide guidance on equivalent qualifications.


The DfE have confirmed the following bursaries are available for trainees:

  • £27,000 in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics
  • £25,000 in geography and languages (including ancient languages)
  • £20,000 in biology and design and technology
  • £15,000 in English

Applicants may be eligible for a bursary if they have a 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or master’s.


The DfE have confirmed the following scholarships are available:

  • £29,000 in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics
  • £27,000 in French, German and Spanish (no other languages)

Scholarships are usually available to applicants with a 1st, 2:1, master’s or PhD, though in exceptional circumstances they may be awarded to a graduate with a 2:2 and significant relevant experience.

Scholarships also come with a package of additional benefits from the relevant scholarship body:

  • tax free scholarship
  • membership to the professional body
  • subject specialist events and webinars held by professional bodies
  • online and face-to-face workshops across the country
  • subject specialist mentors and coaching
  • community of scholars (ex-scholars, teachers, subject leaders)
  • access to classroom resources
  • continuing professional development (CPD) and networking events during ITT year and alumni

Scholarships are applied for separately to ITT and only awarded to high calibre students who pass a robust application and interview process in one of the specialist subject areas. Scholarships are awarded instead of a bursary.

Scholarship applicants should apply to the relevant scholarship body. Details are available on Get Into Teaching.

  • Trainees can apply for a Student Tuition Fee Loan as well as a bursary or scholarship. Note: If your degree is not Honours standard or equivalent, you may not be eligible for a bursary.  
  • Maintenance loans: You may also be eligible for a maintenance loan to help with your living expenses.  These are separate to tuition fee loans and are paid in 3 equal instalments, usually at the beginning of each term.  Further information can be found here.  Applications are made directly via SFE; maintenance loans are paid directly to you.  
  • You may also be eligible for additional support via Student Finance.  


School Direct salaried route: 

There are limited opportunities for a salary placement.  If you are offered a place on our School Direct route trainees are employed as an unqualified teacher and paid a salary by the school in which they train, in-line with the unqualified teacher pay scale. Trainees do not need to pay fees to cover the cost of the programme and they are not eligible for a training bursary.  Salaried trainees are responsible for meeting the costs of the PGCE uplift, if taken, and cannot apply for a tuition fee loan to support this.