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


At Chestnut Park Primary School, we use the Read Write Inc. synthetic phonics programme in the Reception classes and will use the programme in Years One and Two.

In our phonic sessions, we teach phonemic awareness which is the ability to hear, identify and manipulate phonemes (smallest units of sound). The aim of Read Write Inc. is to enable beginning readers to decode new written words by sounding them out (known as blending).

The links below provide useful videos and resources to support reading development at home.

How do we form our letters at Chestnut Park? Click here for a letter formation guide.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is phonics?
  • How do we teach ‘Pure sounds?’
  • How do we support children in ‘assisted blending?’ 
  • How do we support children in ‘independent blending?’
  • What is the difference between green and red words?

The video below, by our phonics leads, should provide you with all the information you need and more.


My Sounds 1