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.

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Caterham Region

Crawley Region

Didcot Region

Epsom Region

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Redhill Region

Sunbury & Camberley Region

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NEW NHS Work Experience Sessions

Applications for the free National NHS Virtual Work experience programme have now reopened for spring! This programme has supported over 30,000 secondary school students obtain free work experiences last year. Virtual work experiences have been accepted by the Medical Schools and Dental Schools Council as valuable alternatives to in-person shadowing, backed by the Health Education England Discovery report on the impact of virtual work placements.

This programme is brought to you by Birmingham Universities Hospitals Trust in collaboration with Medic Mentor, and it is completely free. Not only is this a reliable alternative to in-person shadowing, but it also plays a significant role in preparing students for their in-person work placements with structured teaching and opportunities to speak directly with healthcare professionals. The opportunity is open to any student across the UK from 14 years old and above.

Students can apply for a placement, for free at this LINK.

Crafted in collaboration with Birmingham Universities Hospitals Trust, this thoughtfully curated 6-month medical and 4-month dental programme provides a unique glimpse into the medical and dental fields. The E-learning format enables students to fulfil their placements at their own pace, covering ethics, procedures, broader team roles, and fostering direct dialogues with doctors and dentists. This virtual experience creates a strong foundation for students' future careers, not only enhancing their UCAS applications but also strategically preparing them for practical work experience opportunities.

Taking part in the Virtual Work Experience will provide:

Comprehensive Insights: The programme covers a range of specialities, providing a holistic understanding of medical and dental practices. Each month, a new focus area is introduced, allowing participants to delve into different aspects of the field.

Flexible Participation: Tailored for students from Years 10 to 13 the programme accommodates various schedules by being virtual. Participants have one month to complete each speciality, ensuring flexibility and ease of participation.

Recognised Certification: Upon successful completion of all specialities, students will receive a certificate from Medic Mentor and UHB, validating their active participation to include in their UCAS and apprenticeships applications.

This month's spotlight is on Obs & Gynaecology or Paediatric & Dental Surgery. It's a chance to get a first hand look into the inner workings of the medical and dental fields, helping your students shape their career aspirations in their chosen path.

Registering for these programmes is simple — students just need to complete the free online application form.


Register for the Get Into Medicine Conference on:

Sunday 14 April from 9:30am - 3:30pm

Saturday 27 April from 9:30am - 3:30pm

Register for the Get Into Dentistry Conference on:

Saturday 20 April, 9:30am - 3:30pm

This conference is tailored to support aspiring medical students, offering valuable insights into the UCAT exam. Dr. Kennedy and I, alongside top 10% UCAT scorers, will impart knowledge, tips, and resources to excel in the exam and other vital aspects of the UCAS medical application process such as:

  • Tactically choosing universities
  • Entrance Exams: UCAT and UCATSEN
  • Exam techniques and sample questions from each UCAT section
  • UCAT shortcuts and timeline - Best UCAT preparation techniques
  • Medical and Dental school interview skills
  • Medical Leadership Programmes- Medical and Dental Awards Programmes
  • Extracurricular activities- Work experience
  • Building a medical/dental CV 
  • Applying for scholarships to study medicine or dentistry

Our aim is to equip aspiring medical students with the tools to sidestep common mistakes and pitfalls and ace their application to university.

For students aged 14 - 18 are invited to attend with a parent or guardian, equipped with a working camera and microphone.

For those who can't make it to the next upcoming conference, don't worry. We host these events nearly every weekend to ensure everyone has access to vital information for their applications.


After the success of our recent NHS National AHP Work Experience session, I am thrilled to extend an invitation to your students in Years 10-13 for our upcoming session on Sunday 5 May, 8.30am - 5pm, focusing on Road Traffic Collusion (RTC).

The NHS Virtual Allied Healthcare Work Experience offers a unique opportunity for aspiring healthcare professionals. It's a rare occasion for students to hear from our exceptional guest speaker, Shelley Blane, a seasoned Therapeutic and Diagnostic Radiographer, with a wealth of knowledge and insights to share.

Shelley will provide invaluable guidance to help these future professionals embark on their dream healthcare careers. Following Shelley’s talk, students will gain an intimate look at the healthcare industry in the LIVE virtual work experience, delving into diverse roles within allied healthcare and taking a closer look at patient care by following the journeys of two patients from incident through to treatment.

The NHS Allied Healthcare Work Experience is the largest programme for aspiring healthcare professionals, having successfully invited over 12,000 students to participate in its programme last academic year - many of which have gone on to study:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Paramedicine
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dietetics
  • Radiography
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Pharmacy

Registration LINK.

Once registered, students will receive access to their virtual work experience portals. Better yet, every complete session comes with a Work Experience Certificate, and for those who complete the full 6-month programme, there's a Highly Commended Reference – a golden ticket for their apprenticeship and UCAS applications.

Registration will start at 8.30am, with guest speaker Shelley from 9-10am, then the live work experience session starts at 10am, with an end at 5pm. Plenty of breaks are scheduled throughout.

Students can register at any time throughout the 6-month programme using the link below. We recommend booking early to gain as much out of this programme as possible. 

Places are £10 a session to cover administrative and technological costs, or £50 for the full 6 months.


We understand how hard it is to gain such valuable opportunities, especially those that are in-person in the competitive industries of Business, Law, Technology Finance, Accounting and Professional Services.

The Young Professionals Work Experience Conference Event is the event of the year full of keynotes from top business leaders, workshops and lots of networking, not to mention our LinkedIn photo booth where you can get professional photos done for free on the day!  

Taking place on Thursday 11 July, 10am - 1:30pm at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster. The conference centre is right next to the Houses of Parliament.  

This will be the largest student event the capital has ever seen. Some of the world's most prestigious employers will come together for this event.  You must have heard of the banking GIANTS, Goldman Sachs, UBS & Lloyds Banking Group? Or maybe ‘the Big 4’ accountancy and professional services firm KPMG and Magic Circle Law Firm Linklaters?

Amazon, Mazars, Grant Thornton, Berkeley Group, Accenture, DLG, Farrer & Co, Rothschild & Co and of course, we have many, many more huge employers that will also be ready to meet and greet you.

Last year we had hundreds of students being offered in-person work-experience / placements straight off the back of the incredible networking they gained at our event! 

Key Event Details: 

  • In-person Young Professionals Conference on Thursday 11th July from 10am - 1:30pm
  • Exciting high-profile special guest speakers including a special talk from CEO Dan Miller at Young Professionals on how to make £1m by 25 years old.
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Conference Centre in Westminster, London 
  • Keynote talks, networking, and workshop sessions with global brands and FTSE100 firms
  • LinkedIn photo booth which you can use on your profile
  • Workshop and breakout room session zones with employers
  • Goodie bags and prizes available on the day including iPads, Laptops and more!
  • Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis until we reach capacity 
  • Certificate of attendance for your portfolio and CV 
  • Suitable for any students in Year 11-13 interested in gaining an insight into careers in Business, Finance, Accounting, Professional Services, Law & STEM 

We are expecting the Young Professionals Conference to sell out very quickly as we have seen with our past events due to an incredibly high demand.  With this in mind, there will be a £18 commitment fee for this event to secure your space and avoid large numbers of drop outs on the day as this sadly leads to students missing out as a consequence, we hope you can understand.  Get the most important event of the summer in your diary!  Click here to purchase your Young Professionals Conference ticket now:  

Booking Link

 Please note, we are expecting to sell out quickly for this event due to the rarity of such a huge in-person opportunity becoming available. So, if you have any friends or family who would also like to attend, please share this opportunity with them. Tickets will not be available on the door.


DoctorsLive is a group of doctors passionate about inspiring the next generation of students in Medicine. We are thrilled to announce that our popular SurgeryLive course is back this academic year. The online course gives students an immersive insight into the world of Surgery and what it's like to be in the operating room. Students also get their own full medical suturing kit through the post to learn how to suture. 

The course is suitable for all students aged 14 and above. Certificates will be provided for participation. Below are some further details:

SurgeryLive - Virtual Surgical Theatre Operating Experience - Saturday 6 July 2024

Our SurgeryLive course is an innovative and interactive virtual course that gives students a real glimpse of what it's like to be a surgeon in an operating theatre, delivered by practising surgeons. The day course includes:

1. A glimpse into the day-to-day life of a surgeon

2. Solving real-life surgical cases, including history taking and anonymised scans

3. Live virtual operations - showing step by step how common surgeries are carried out

4. Learning how to suture with a live follow-along demo (students will be sent their own suturing kit, the same ones used by medical students and doctors)

5. A chance for students to interact with practising surgeons and doctors

For more information and to enrol, please visit the LINK.