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 £8,000 in total for 'QTS only'.
  • If you decide to do the PGCE uplift, it is an extra £1,250 making the total course cost £9,250.

,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 https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies
  • 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 must 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.
  • Trainees can apply for a Student Tuition Fee Loan as well as a bursary. Note: If your degree is not Honours standard or equivalent, you will not be eligible for a bursary.  The DFE will be announcing the bursary amounts for 2023/24 shortly so they are still to be confirmed.  
  • 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.