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Wishing everyone a great October half term holiday. School re-opens at normal time of 8.40am on Monday 1 November - see you then!


Mufti Day - Friday 21 October in aid of the Glyn PSA. Own clothes and voluntary donation of £2 at the gate. Students - do check your blazer pockets for anything you might need, such as Oyster cards or ID badges!


Telephone Lines Down Thurs 21/10 - with regret, our phone lines are down. Please email the school via

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Surrey Police engagement today at Glyn School. Many thanks to for coming to visit.


We are delighted to welcome Year 11 students and their families to our Sixth Form Open Evening this evening - Thurs 14 Oct - from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Do come along to see our outstanding Sixth Form provision.


Wednesday 13 October - we look forward to welcoming Year 6 pupils and their families to our Open Morning today from 9.30am to 11.00am. Sorry that there is no parking on the school site. Do come along to see our outstanding school.


We look forward to welcoming Year 6 pupils and their families to our Open Mornings from 9.30am to 11.00am Tues 12, Weds 13 and Thurs 14 October (sorry that there is no parking on the school site). We hope you can come along!


We are extremely proud of our Sixth Form curriculum which offers more subject combinations than many other schools, allows for mixing of BTEC and A Level courses, and offers courses not available at other schools, such as Law and Economics. Come along to our Open Evening!


Ewell Village Road Closure - a sink hole has opened up on the junction of Chessington Road and Kingston Road, near the Spring Tavern. The road is closed. Traffic from Ewell West is being diverted through Longmead Road into Epsom. Some bus routes will be on diversion.

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It's China Week in the canteen and the food looks simply wonderful! 吃好喝好!


With regret, our telephone lines are down. Please email any student absences to:


We are delighted that we have more and more activities happening at school again each week! Do take a look at our Glyn Newsletter:


Thurs 23/9 We have been made aware that an incident has taken place earlier today in Blenheim Road. Road closures on Blenheim Road and Almond Road are in place and a number of other roads are closed in Epsom. This may affect journeys home today.


We look forward to welcoming families to our Open Mornings, for entry into Year 7, on Tues 12, Weds 13 and Thurs 14 October 2021. Please see our website for further details and booking form:


We look forward to welcoming current Year 12 students and their Parents and Carers to the Information Evening this evening - Thursday 23 Sept - from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. There will be some parking on the school site.

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No booking required for our Open Evening today (tickets for Headteacher talks handed out on arrival). Simply turn up! Current students and staff will be waiting to show you our outstanding school.


We are delighted to welcome Year 6 families to our Open Evening TODAY from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Whilst not compulsory, please consider wearing a face covering - thank you. We are delighted to be welcoming families onto the school site!


Less than 24 hours until our Open Evening! Year 6 pupils and their families are welcome to see our school on Thursday 16 September from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

School Standards Board (SSB)

Our Schools Standards Board (SSB), meets once per half term. The SSB provides the local governance function for our schools which fits within the overall governance structure of GLF Schools. Further information about governance at GLF Schools can be found here.

Declaration of Business Interests and Attendance at Meetings

The three core functions of governance are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management, including well-being, of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

It is therefore important that our SSB comprises the right people with the right skills to make appropriate and informed decisions for a school, taking into account the views of children and students, staff, parents and the local community.

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The members of our School Standards Board are listed belowSchool Standards Board

Name Role Office Ends
Kevin Gawley Chair of the SSB 23.11.2024
Jackie Adams SSB Member, GLF Trustee 31.08.2021
Paul Carpenter SSB, Safeguarding Lead 23.11.2024
Gary Bixley Community SSB Member 23.11.2024
Jonathan Nicholas Community Member 15.07.24
Chloe Schendel-Wilson Community Member 15.07.2024
Pascal van Loon Parent SSB Member 11.02.2025
Suresh Shan Community SSB Member 23.11.2024
Shaun Stephenson Community SSB Member 28.01.2021
In Attendance
Matt Duffield Executive Headteacher  
Jo Garrod Head of School  
Tom Hayter Deputy Headteacher  
Heidi Thompkins Deputy Headteacher  
GLF Colleagues Central GLF colleagues will attend meetings as per agenda requirements  
The SSB is made up of individuals with a diverse set of skills and expertise which we effectively deploy in order to support the Executive Headteacher and Head of School in the formulation of strategic plans and policies for the short, medium and long term future of the school
Kevin Gawley Kevin Gawley

Kevin Gawley graduated from St. Mary’s College, Strawberry Hill, in 1978 and began his teaching career in Surrey. Kevin developed his leadership experience in Slough, and worked for Berkshire County Council as a Management Consultant before taking his first substantive Headteacher role in Surrey in January 1995. He has extensive headship experience in four schools and most recently was Executive Headteacher at a Primary school in Guildford, where he worked on a part-time basis in a strategic role. Kevin has been actively involved in school-to-school projects using his experience of headship of schools in Ofsted categories, and is now working as an Education Consultant.  He is an NCSL Consultant Leader and Local Leader of Education. Kevin has served as School Governor for more than 25 years in both Primary and Secondary schools.

Jackie Adams

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I have been connected with Glyn School since 2011 when I became a Parent Governor. I subsequently joined the GLF Trust Board and have been a Trustee since 2012. I am passionate about education and believe that every child is entitled to excellent education, as it has such a huge impact on their future life chances; I want to play a role to help make this happen.  My background is as an HR Director within the private sector, but a few years ago I set up my own HR consulting business.

Paul Carpenter

Paul Carpenter

I have been involved with Glyn School for the past 20+ years.  All three of my children attended Glyn School, including my daughter in the Sixth Form.  I was a Glyn Governor for 13 years and a Trustee of GLF Schools until August 2019. 

I live in Epsom and I am a Scout leader with 7th Epsom Scouts.  My day job is as a solicitor working for the Magistrates’ Courts in Surrey where I have a responsibility for the Youth Courts. I believe that every child deserves the opportunity to fulfil their full potential and, through education and learning skills, they can improve their life chances.

Gary Bixley

Gary Bixley

Gary began his working career in the automotive industry as an apprentice, graduating from Guildford College in 1983.  Throughout his career, Gary gained promotions and career advancement through a determined and focused path, developing leadership, management and business acumen experiences and skills, and extensive senior management and director experience through employed, self-employed and consultancy status roles, engaging with stakeholders at all levels to gain a deep understanding of change requirements.

Pascal van Loon

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I am a Chartered Chemical Engineer working in business development for an industrial gases company in Surrey.  As STEM Ambassador (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), I have visited many local schools to provide science demonstrations and attend career fairs. I mentor graduates in our company, as well as A Level students for the Social Mobility Foundation. Since 2015, I have been a Governor at a local Primary school, and I am using this experience as a Parent Governor at Glyn School. From September 2021, both my sons will be attending Glyn School, so I will be connected to the school for quite a few years to come.

Suresh Shan

Suresh Shan

I am the Chief Finance Officer for a Multi Academy Trust and have many years’ experience working within both the Academies and Maintained sectors.  In my current role, I am working across Key Stages 1-5 and am responsible for leading and directing the Financial Strategy, Budget Management and Audit and Risk Management.

Schools continue to face challenging times, and I am delighted to support the staff at Glyn School so that they can continue to deliver effective Learning and Teaching to all pupils and students.

Contact Us

The SSB can be contacted through the Clerk to the SSB, Kelly Cardoo, via email
To contact the Chair of our School Standards Board, Kevin Gawley, please email: