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.

Admissions information


Year 6 into Year 7 Admissions for entry September 2022 

Our open events for 2021 have now been completed. To arrange a tour of the school please contact the school office or email

To apply for a place in our Year 7 cohort for September 2022, please click on the Croydon Admissions webpage for more information about applying and their application deadlines. 


Admissions to Meridian High School

At Meridian High School we hope to make your transition from primary to secondary school, or later on as an in-year transfer, as smooth as possible. Below you will find some useful information about the admissions process and links to relevant websites and contacts.

All applications for Years 7-11 must be made through Croydon Council's Admissions Department. To find up to date information about the school's admission arrangements and details on how to apply, either as part of the normal intake or during the school year, please click on the below link which will take you to the Croydon Council School Admissions website. Alternatively, you can contact Croydon Council School Admissions at or by telephone on 020 8726 6400 for any queries or a copy of the application form.

To visit the specific secondary application section of Croydon's website please follow the following link where you will also find the most recent secondary school prospectus.

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In 2015, Meridian High School became an Academy within the GLF Schools Multi Academy Trust; GLF Schools, is the Admissions Authority, with Croydon Admissions acting as the coordinating body for the area.

Please click on the Admissions Policies link below for further information regarding our Admissions Criteria. If you require admissions policies relating to previous years please contact

Applications for all other year groups and mid year entrants are also made via Croydon Council:

Admissions arrangements information for students with special educational needs can be found here:

Admission Policy 2021-2022 - Change of Notice

This provides notice that the GLF Trust Board has agreed a change to the admissions policies of all schools in the Trust for 2021 and 2022 to reflect that children who have been in state care outside of England, and ceased to be in care as a result of being adopted, must now be given the highest priority in oversubscription criteria, alongside looked after children and previously looked after children. This change comes into effect from 1 September 2021 and amends the admissions policies as already published for 2021 and 2022.

Consultation: Admissions Arrangements for 2023/24 

We are consulting on our Admissions Arrangements for 2023/24. This consultation commenced at 9am Friday 3rd December 2021 and will close at 5pm on Thursday 27th January 2022. To take part in the consultation, please email your comments to Georgina Watson using the following email address: 

Our Admissions Arrangements for 2023/24 are available here in full. Anyone wishing to participate in the consultation is encouraged to read these in detail.  

The key changes to our admissions arrangements are as follows: 

  1. The removal of the ‘medical’ oversubscription criteria as our school aspires to support any child whatever their needs. 

  1. The addition of the ‘school staff’ oversubscription criteria to provide the same benefit of employment to all GLF staff. 

This consultation is taking place in accordance with the requirements as set out in the School Admissions Code (here). The consultation must take place for six weeks and it is good practice that this six-week period excludes school holidays. 

The GLF Trust Board is the Admissions Authority for our School. It will review all responses to the consultation prior to agreeing the final Admissions Arrangements for 2023/24. These will be published on our website no later than Tuesday 15 March 2022, in line with the statutory requirement.