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.

    Music and Performing Arts

    Music and the Performing Arts are a huge part of our STEAM curriculum. We have singing assemblies, Performing Arts projects throughout the year, and instrumental lessons alongside our progressive Music curriculum which is accessed by all children.

    Our curriculum offers children a broad range of musical experiences. We teach the National Curriculum expectations for Music and integrate performing, listening, composing, and learning about significant pieces of Music throughout history. Our school subscribes to the Charanga music scheme so that children can develop their singing, performance skills, and awareness of musical notation. 

    Our curriculum offers a range of performance opportunities for all children. During the Performing Arts-focused term of our STEAM curriculum, all classes will prepare and deliver a performance as part of their learning journey. We show Nativity performances and concerts at Christmas and will be preparing end of year productions during the Summer terms.

    In July 2021, our school collaborated with the Cherwell Theatre Trust to produce a singing and dance video, for which all children in the school learned the same song and worked with a choreographer to memorise a dance routine. This wonderful performing arts opportunity culminated in a day of filming and the production of our very own video featuring children from across our group of schools.

    Treat People with Kindness (2021 Oxfordshire Hub Performance)

    The Oxfordshire County Music Service offer ukulele lessons to children in Year 3. All children in the class will learn to play a ukulele with a specialist teacher who helps them to further their understanding of technical musical terminology and musical literacy.

    Piano Lessons 

    Private piano lessons take place at Aureus Primary School once a week with our peripatetic piano teacher, Josie. For more information please contact the school office in person or via

    National Curriculum Music Programme of Study

    Year 3 Ukulele Concert - July 2022