Glyn School

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Glyn School

Tenax propositi ulteriora peto (2007-present)

Learn, Achieve, Enjoy, Succeed
Established The school year starting in September of 1927
Type  • Comprehensive
 • Previously a Foundation school. Since 2011 Academy
Executive Headteacher Jon Chaloner
Head of School Ian Keary
Deputy Headteachers Keith Batchelor & Matt Duffield
Chair & Vice Chair of Governors Paul Carpenter & Jackie Adams
Location The Kingsway

KT17 1NB
England Coordinates: 51°20′36″N 0°15′21″W / 51.3434°N 0.2559°W / 51.3434; -0.2559
Local authority Surrey
DfE URN 136534 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 200
Students 1,667[1] (100 girls)
Gender Boys (girls admitted for sixth form)
Ages 11–18
Houses  •      Abbey
 •      Bourne
 •      Carew
 •      Derby
 •      Merton
 •      Oaks
 •      St. Benet
 •      Tudor

Glyn School is a boys' comprehensive secondary school – with a co-educational sixth form - in the borough of Epsom and Ewell in the English county of Surrey.

The school was rated as an "outstanding" school in January 2009 and at the next, and most recent inspection in May 2012 by Ofsted, the non-ministerial government department of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in England. Former pupils include Jack Cork, who is an English football player who currently plays for the team Swansea City.


The school was originally called Epsom County Grammar School for Boys, which then was changed to Glyn County Secondary Boys Grammar School (informally Glyn Grammar). After its transformation into a comprehensive school it was named Glyn ADT and then Glyn Technology School. Latterly, from April 1, 2011, after its conversion to Academy status, the school has been known as Glyn School.


As of September 1993, the sixth form began accepting applications from female students, generally from neighbouring girls' school, Rosebery. This experiment was abandoned and started again in 2005. Since then, the female population at the school has grown from a handful to represent around one sixth of the sixth-form body. In 2010, the role of Head Girl was established to represent them alongside the male majority of the school.


The school's GCSE results reached successive record heights in each of the 7 years to 2013, the school's A level results of 2012 passing the previous best of 2009. The GCSE results in 2012 saw 93% gaining at least 5 GCSEs between A* to C and 86% gaining five or more including English and mathematics. 93% and 87% for 2013, ranking number 2 for two years running in Surrey for state secondary schools. The 2013 results for Glyn boys compared to boys in all Surrey state schools ranks Glyn at number 1.

Current Administration[edit]

The school's sixth, and incumbent, headteacher is Jon Chaloner who joined in September 2006 from his previous Headship in Berkshire.

In January 2010, Glyn became a National Support School and since September 2010, Jon Chaloner has been Executive Headteacher of both Glyn and Danetree Junior School. In September 2012 GLF Schools ( was created as a multi-academy trust comprising Glyn and Danetree. Since December 2013, this group of schools has enlarged to include:

  • Apr 2011: Glyn School Academy, Ewell
  • Sep 2012: Danetree Junior School, Ewell
  • Aug 2013: Lime Tree Primary School, Reigate
  • Sep 2013: Marden Lodge Primary School, Caterham
  • Sep 2013: Warlingham Village Primary School, Warlingham
  • Sep 2013: Windmill Primary School, Wokingham
  • Dec 2013: Cordwalles Junior School, Camberley
  • Dec 2013: Springfield Primary School, Sunbury-on-Thames
  • May 2014: Hillcroft Primary School, Caterham
  • Sep 2014: Wheatfield Primary School, Wokingham
  • Sep 2014: Cuddington Croft Primary School, Cheam


  • Sep 2015: new primary school in Croydon (Westways)

Previous Headteachers[edit]

  • Mr Frank Clark (1927–1952)
  • Mr Nathaniel Dawson (1952–1968)
  • Dr Charles Bingham (1968–1977)
  • Mr Bryan Collins (1977–1986)
  • Mr Stuart Turner (1986–2006)
  • Mr Jon Chaloner (2006–present)


During the 2006/2007 football season, the under-thirteen team made the final of the English Schools' Football Association Boys' Cup, self-described as "'the largest 11-a-side schools' football tournament in Europe".[2] Prior to reaching the final, the team was crowned South-East champions,[3] which led to a semi-final played against the South-West champions at Reading F.C's Madjeski Stadium.[4]


Students are allocated equally into eight houses upon entry. Colour school ties represents students' houses, these include: Abbey, Bourne, Carew, Derby, Merton, Oaks, St. Benet and Tudor.[5]


House competitions include sports and academic subjects. The house which accumulates the most merits on these combined factors at the end of every academic year is awarded with the Victor Ludorum trophy.


The names of these eight houses reflect the recorded history of the area, and fall into a grouping of four and two later pairs. The Middle Ages saw manors and two church institutions own all its land that was not common. Abbey and Merton form the first of two pairings from this long period. The entirely local holdings of Merton Abbey or Priory, a monastery, included much of the land, mills and cottages in Cuddington, most of which has become known instead as Worcester Park.[6] While the River Bourne, Chertsey is not far from Chertsey Abbey a second abbey that owned 3 square miles (7.8 km2) of the surrounding land of Glyn School and Epsom, it more locally refers to Bourne Hall, Ewell and in turn the Hogsmill River therefore Abbey and Bourne denote two sources of culture and wealth in this part of the county. In the 6th century Saint Benet (a.k.a. Benedict) founded the Benedictine order that evolved to present large institutions of medieval research and industriousness across Europe.[7][8][9]

Tudor England saw Nonsuch Palace built on land of Cuddington, also on a small part of Cheam. It was this period that the lands expanded of the Carew family under diplomats Sir Nicholas Carew and Nicholas Throckmorton (or Carew) who travelled widely and formed new relations for the country.[8][9]

Derby is named after the senior cabinet figure Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby (one of the Lords Derby) whose home in the locality was The Oaks, founded the race that continues to be the main sense of 'The Derby' in Europe. Its equally prominent international annual horse race, The Oaks Stakes was founded the year before, in 1779. He should not be confused with grandson, the three-times Prime Minister, a later Lord Derby.[8][9]

Abbey was the first house, followed by St Benet both in the 1920s. They were followed by Tudor and Carew. Derby, Merton, Bourne and Oaks were added in 2009.

The Prefect System[edit]

Each house appoints its own Senior Prefect, a student in the upper sixth. His or her role is to bridge the link between the school's staff and the students within the house. He or she is often responsible for organising and coordinating inner-house activities and inter-house competitions. Each Senior Prefect has a small group of prefects who assist. In 2009–10, the school acknowledged the growing female presence in the upper school by conferring the title of Head Girl upon a member of the upper-sixth, alongside the Head Boy and his deputies. In 2011–12, the post of Deputy Head Girl was created.


The school was judged Outstanding in 2012, under a reformed and more critical Ofsted inspection regime, the highest category as at the previous inspection. At this time, in each of the four grouped criteria assessed the school was outstanding.[1]

In each of the main three subjects analysed, results in 2012 were grouped in the top quintile (five equal groups) nationally.

Percentage of students achieving 5+ A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent)
including English and maths
2010 2011 2012[1]
School 82% 81% 86%
Local Authority 62% 63.5% 64.2%
England 53.5% 59% 59.4%


Glyn Grammar School[edit]

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Glyn School[edit]


  1. ^ a b c
  2. ^ ESFA. "U13 Minute Maid Boys' Cup Final Report". Retrieved 22 May 2007. 
  3. ^ Staff writer (30 April 2007). "Glyn Crowned South East Champions". Daily Mail. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Staff writer (16 May 2007). "Brister Brilliance Fires Glyn into National Final". Daily Mail. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "House". Glyn School. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  6. ^ H.E. Malden (editor) (1967). "Houses of Austin canons: Priory of St Mary of Merton". A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 2. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  7. ^ H.E. Malden (editor) (1967). "House of Benedictine monks: Abbey of Chertsey". A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 2. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c H.E. Malden (editor) (1911). "Parishes: Ewell". A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c H.E. Malden (editor) (1911). "Parishes: Epsom". A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 

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