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.



Chestnut Park Primary School is committed to developing a love of learning through a curriculum in which children are inspired, excited and challenged. If the children enjoy their learning experiences, they will want to engage in these learning experiences again and again.

Dream- Achieve- Inspire

Our philosophy is simple; if children enjoy learning, they will set themselves aspirational goals or dreams. Within an exciting, challenging and creative environment, children will achieve these goals whilst inspiring each other and driving their learning forward. Our ‘Dream-Achieve-Inspire’ philosophy towards the curriculum creates this community of learning.

Our Curriculum is based on three Core drivers:

Core Competency



Core Competency- children will secure, retain and apply the skills of reading, communicating, writing and calculating to the highest standard.

Enterprise- children will be innovative, embrace challenge and develop as independent learners and thinkers.

Diversity- the curriculum is developed knowing that children learn best when actively engaged in the world around them. Our curriculum embraces equality and diversity; developing the school’s values, within a language rich and nurturing environment.

The curriculum drivers are reflected throughout Chestnut Park Primary School’s vision, values and aims.


Our Chestnut Park Primary School Curriculum

At Chestnut Park Primary School, we use a thematic approach to learning based on the children's interests. We combine International Primary Curriculum Units together to ensure full coverage of a broad and balanced Curriculum. It is a comprehensive curriculum with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for personal learning and for international mindedness. As we combine units to the children’ interests and needs, we ensure full and deep coverage of the National Curriculum. National Curriculum Coverage is detailed within the attached links.


Thematic Approach to the curriculum

Our thematic approach covers the skills required in the National Curriculum for Art, DT, Geography and History - Click here to find out more about the IPC.


RE is taught using the Croydon Agreed syllabus - Click here to find out more.


Music is taught using Music Express - Click Here to find out more. 


Phonics and Reading - We use Read Write Inc in order to teach phonics. Please see the phonics link for full details.


PE is based on Real PE and Merton PE SOW.  We also have a PE coach on Monday to deliver PE sessions across the school.  Please click here to see our current PE timetable to ensure your child wears their PE Kit on the correct days.


PSHE and Safeguarding

At Chestnut Park Primary School we use THRIVE, an emotional well being and social skills development assessment programme to personalise our PSHE to the needs of the children. This is supported by the  JIGSAW PSHE programme which we use to teach our wider PSHE lessons.  PSHE lessons include a unit to ensure all children are taught the statutory requirements for RSE.  The RSE policy can be viewed by clicking this link. 

Our full Safeguard Curriculum can be read by clicking here.



Our termly curriculum documents will be available on our website each term

If you have any queries about the school curriculum, please contact Miss R. Poonian through the school office:


Curriculum documents Date  
Curriculum maps 10th Aug 2021 Download
Curriculum vision 10th Aug 2021 Download
Intent documents 10th Aug 2021 Download