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.


On the 14th of June 2022, we welcomed Her Majesty’s Chief Inspectors to Meridian High School for our monitoring visit. As you are aware, the school was last fully inspected in April 2019 and was deemed “Requires Improvement”.

Since this time, we have been on a rapid journey of school improvement as we developed our vision to become the centre of excellence and first choice secondary school for our community. We have worked tirelessly with the support of our multi academy Trust GLF and our exceptional supporting school Trafalgar School in Portsmouth. We are grateful for the input, support, and expertise we have been given to give our students the quality of education they deserve.

Whilst a monitoring visit does not change our formal designation and we eagerly wait for our full inspection due this year, we are incredibly proud to share with you the letter outlining the inspectors’ findings during their June 2022 visit. I know you will join us in celebrating the recognition that we are “taking effective action toward the school becoming a good school.”

Our school was last fully inspected in April 2019. We believe that the report was a accurate reflection of where we were at the time of inspection. Since the last inspection we have made significant and impactful changes to the school and hope this will be reflected in future visits. 

It was noted in the 2019 report that the school had the following strengths:

  • The teaching of English is good. Teacher consider pupils' abilities when they plan and provide helpful feedback. 
  • Safeguarding is effective.
  • Provision for pupils' personal development and welfare is good. Pupils are provided with a wide range of high quality and effective support. 
  • Leaders use the additional funding to support pupils with special educational needs and/or pupils with disabilities (SEND) effectively.
  • The advice and guidance that pupils receive means that they are well prepared for the next stage of their education.

Ofsted June 2022

Ofsted Report April 2019