Glyn School
The Kingsway

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Coordinates51°20′36″N 0°15′21″W / 51.3434°N 0.2559°W / 51.3434; -0.2559Coordinates: 51°20′36″N 0°15′21″W / 51.3434°N 0.2559°W / 51.3434; -0.2559
MottoTenax propositi ulteriora peto (1927–present) Learn, Achieve, Enjoy, Succeed
EstablishedThe school year starting in September 1927
Local authoritySurrey
Department for Education URN136534 Tables
Chair & Vice Chair of GovernorsElizabeth Pepper & Alex Skinner
HeadteacherMatt Duffield
Staff200[citation needed]
GenderBoys (girls admitted for sixth form)
Age11 to 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 originally called Epsom County Grammar School for Boys, which then was changed to Glyn County Grammar School for Boys (informally “Glyn Grammar”) at the instigation of the new headteacher Norman Dawson in 1951. After its transformation into a comprehensive school it was named Glyn ADT and then Glyn Technology School. Latterly, from 1 April 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 25% 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

In January 2010, Glyn became a National Support School and between October 2010 and January 2014, Jon Chaloner (the previous head) was 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.[2]

Previous headteachers


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


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 prefect system

Each house appoints its own Senior Prefect, a student in the upper sixth. The prefect's role is to bridge the link between the school's staff and the students within the house. The prefect is often responsible for organising and co-ordinating 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%


See also: Category:People educated at Glyn School

Glyn County Grammar School for Boys

Glyn School


  1. ^ a b c "Ofsted School Data Dashboard for Glyn School (Academy converter)". Archived from the original on 18 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  2. ^ "History and Timeline". GLF Schools. Archived from the original on 15 August 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  3. ^ The forename “Nathanial” previously quoted here is incorrect. A contemporary portrait in the school carries an inscription which clearly states his name as "Norman". In the later years of his headship the nickname “Nat” came to be used. This has led to a misunderstanding about his true name.
  4. ^ Jackson, Stanley (2012). Get Me a Celebrity!: Memoirs of a Celebrity Booker. Ecademy Press. p. 73. ISBN 9781907722486.
  5. ^ Notably as a boy soprano in the role of Miles in Benjamin Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw”
  6. ^ Principally of the BBC Concert Orchestra