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

Reading List


  • How to read Paintings- A crash course in meaning and method by Liz Rideal  Bloombury books ISBN 975-1-4725-2512-3

  • Contemporary Art- The essential guide to 200 ground breaking artists by Charlotte Bonham Carter and David Hodge- Goodman ISBN 978-1-84786-58-0


  • Understanding Biology, advanced theory (Toole & Toole)

ISBN: 978-0748739578

  • AQA Biology A Level year 1 (Toole & Toole)

ISBN: 978-0198351764

  • AQA Biology A Level year 2 (Toole & Toole)

ISBN: 978-0198357704

  • Maths skills for A-level Biology (Penny)

ISBN 978-1-4085-2118-2

  • The Selfish Gene (Dawkins)  ISBN: 978-0198788607

  • The Coming Plague (Garrett) 978-0140250916

  • The Hot Zone: the true story of the Ebola outbreak (Preston) 978-0552171649

  • The Epigenetics Revolution (Carey) 978-1848313477

  • Mutants (Leroi) 978-0006531647

  • Nature via nurture (Ridley) 978-1841157467

  • DNA (Watson) 978-0099451846

  • Oxygen (Lane) 978-0198784937

  • How we live and why we die: the secret lives of cells (Wolpert) 978-0571239122

  • Genome (Ridley) 978-1857028345

  • Why we get sick (Nesse & Williams) 978-0679746744

  • The drugs don’t work: a global threat (Davies) 978-0241969199


Business Studies

  • AQA A Level Business Year 1/AS Third Edition (Wolinski & Coates) Authors: John Wolinski and Gwen Coates. ISBN-13: 978-1-4718-3609-1 

  • AQA A Level Business Year 2 Third Edition (Wolinski & Coates) Authors: John Wolinski and Gwen Coates. ISBN-13: 978-1-4718-3611-4 

  • AQA Business for A Level (Marcousé) (covers full A Level) Authors: Ian Marcousé, Andy Hammond, Nigel Watson. ISBN-13: 978-1-4718-3569-8 

  • AQA Business for A Level Year 1/AS (Surridge & Gillespie) Authors: Malcolm Surridge and Andrew Gillespie. ISBN-13: 978-1-4718-3613-8 

  • AQA Business for A-Level Year 2 (Surridge & Gillespie) Authors: Malcolm Surridge and Andrew Gillespie.ISBN-13: 978-1-4718-3578-0 

  • AQA Business for AS (Marcousé). Authors: Ian Marcousé, Andy Hammond, Nigel Watson. ISBN-13: 978-1-4718-3580-3 

Computer Science

  • OCR A-level Computer Science Paperback by George Rouse. 978-1471839764

  • Computational Fairy Tales by Jeremy Kubica. ISBN: 978-1477550298

  • Computer Science: An Overview by J. Glenn Brookshear. ISBN: 978-0321544285

  • The Pattern on the Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work by Daniel Hillis. ISBN: 978-0465025961



  • AQA A Level Year 1 and AS French Student Book by Robert Pike (Author), Colin Povey (Author), Paul Shannon (Author)

  • Atouts: AQA French student book - Bell

  • Literature in French/ French literature in translation- Balzac, Camus, Satre, Zola

  • French magazines, newspapers  - Le Figaro, Le Monde


·Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Stephen J. Dubner (Author), Steven D. Levitt (Author)

·The Economic Naturalist: Why Economics Explains Almost Everything

by Robert H Frank

·The Undercover Economist Paperback

by Tim Harford (Author)

English (both Literature and Lit and Lang)

  • A Brave New World- Aldous Huxley

  • In Cold Blood- Truman Capote

  • Heart of Darkness- Joseph Conrad

  • The Handmaid’s Tale- Margaret Atwood

  • Frankenstein- Mary Shelley

  • Gulliver’s Travels- Jonathan Swift

  • A Streetcar Named Desire- Tennessee Williams

  • The Oxford Book of English Verse

  • The Third Man- Grahame Greene

  • Brideshead Revisited- Evelyn Waugh

  • The Lovely Bones- Alice Sebold

  • Dracula- Bram Stoker

  • The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini

  • Atonement- Ian McEwan

  • 1984- George Orwell

  • Letters- John Keats

  • Selected Essays- George Orwell

  • The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Othello- William Shakespeare

  • The Tempest- William Shakespeare

  • Richard III- William Shakespeare

  • Hamlet- William Shakespeare

  • Macbeth- William Shakespeare

  • Twelfth Night- William Shakespeare

  • The Cambridge Companion to English Novelists-Various

  • The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare-Various

  • We also recommend you read as much poetry as possible: Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Carol-Ann Duffy, John Keats, Philip Larkin, John Donne, Robert Frost, Wilfred Owen etc.

Government and Politics



  • Robin Bunce and Laura Gallagher, Edexcel AS History, Unit 1: Pursuing Life and Liberty: Equality in the USA, 1945–1968 (Pearson, 2009)

  • Peter Clements, Prosperity Depression and the New Deal Third Edition, Access to History (Hodder Education, 2005)

  • David Mauk and John Oakland, American Civilization (Routledge, sixth edition, 2014)

  • Derrick Murphy, Kathryn Cooper and Mark Waldron, The United States 1776–1992 (Collins, 2001)

  • Vivienne Sanders, Civil Rights in the USA, 1945–1968, Access to History (Hodder Education, 2008)

  • Doug and Susan Willoughby, The USA 1917–45, Heinemann Advanced History (Heinemann, 2000)

  • Hugh Brogan, The Penguin History of the United States of America (Penguin, 2001)

  • Eric Rauchway, The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2008)

  • Robert J McMahon, The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2003)

  • James Barber, South Africa in the Twentieth Century (Blackwell, 1999)

  • W Beinart, Twentieth Century South Africa (Oxford University Press, 2001)

  • Nancy L Clark, South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid (Seminar Studies In History, Routledge, 2011)

  • T Davenport and C Saunders, South Africa: A Modern History (Macmillan, 2000)

  • Saul Dubow, Apartheid, 1948–1994 (Oxford University Press, 2014)

  • Nelson Mandela, The Long Walk to Freedom (Abacus, 2013)

  • Tony Pinchuk, Mandela for beginners (Icon, 1994)

  • Christopher Culpin, South Africa 1948–1995: a depth study (Hodder Education, 2000)

  • Martin Roberts, South Africa 1948–1994: the Rise and Fall of Apartheid (Longman, 2001)


  • BTEC Nationals IT Student Book 1 and Activebook (Available July 2016) Pearson Education Ltd ISBN 978-1-292140-41-4 (Note: this book covers all 4 units. It will be available as an e-book as well as a physical copy)

Media Studies


  • Edexcel AS/A level Anthology of Music

  • Music: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Nicholas Cook

  • Aural Matters by David Bowman and Paul Terry (Schott)

  • Music Theory in Practice Grades 1-5 by Eric Taylor (ABRSM)

  • The AB Guide to Music Theory Part One by Eric Taylor (ABRSM)

  • Music Dictionary (Longman)


  • AQA A Level PE For Year 1 and AS. Authors Carl Atherton, Symond Burrows, Ross Howitt and Sue Young. ISBN-13: 9781471859564

  • AQA A Level PE For Year 2 and AS. Authors Carl Atherton, Symond Burrows, Ross Howitt and Sue Young. ISBN-13: 9781471859564

  • Bevis, P & Murray, M. AQA AS Physical Education (2008) Nelson Thornes. Roscoe D, Davis B, Roscoe J. 

  • Clegg, C. Exercise Physiology And Functional Anatomy (1995) Feltham Press

  • Physical Education and the Study of Sport. Robert Davis PhD, Jan Roscoe

  • Sports Psychology. Inside the athletes mind. Jonny Bell



Religious Studies

  • WJEC/EDUQAS RS for yr1/AS Philosophy and ethics of religion - Gray & Lawson (Illuminate Publishing) ISBN: 978-1-908682-99-4

  • AS and A-level Religious Studies: Philosophy and Ethics through diagrams (Oxford University Press) 2002 – Dewar ISBN 0199148732

  • Cole, W.O. & Sambhi, Piara Singh. The Sikhs: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices (Sussex Academic Press)


  • Outsiders: Studies in Sociology of Deviance: Howard Becker

  • The 32 Stops: Danny Dorling

  • Quirkology: The Curious Science Of Everyday Lives: Richard Wiseman

  • Gang leader for a day – Sudhir Venkatesh

  • The Spirit level – Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

  • Chavs! The demonization of the working class – Owen Jones

  • How to be a woman – Caitlin Moran

  • Non-stop Inertia: Ivor Southwood

  • Down and Out in Paris and London – George Orwell


  • Ánimo 1: AS AQA Self-Study Guide- De Sudea.

  • Literature in Spanish/Translation- Cervantes, Molina, Ruiz Zafon, Marquez, Borges etc.

  • Spanish newspapers/magazine-  El Pais, ABC, El Mundo etc.

  • La Sombra Del Viento (The shadow of the wind) – Ruiz Zafón.