About the Foundation
The GLF Schools’ Foundation will provide opportunities for all young people within our schools to have exposure to opportunities and experiences regardless of their financial background. The Foundation aims to minimise the socio-economic barriers that exist, preventing young children from exploring, experiencing, and enjoying a variety of beneficially healthy activities. Within our schools, we have approximately 3,000 students - 18% of our total students - who are recognised as disadvantaged through financial means; these are the students to whom we are focusing support in accessing a breadth of opportunities to help them succeed in life.
“Our intention is to fund additional, and inspirational enrichment outreach activities to children and students within GLF Schools, through voluntary income. The initiative will be driven by the GLF Schools’ Foundation and as a consequence all our schools’ environments will further encourage children to grow, learn and flourish”
Jon Chaloner, CEO GLF Schools
Through the development of GLF Schools' Foundation, children, students, staff, and families will be able to apply for individual funding and additional support to further develop and follow their passions in an opportunity they have experienced. Through our wide community of families and friends, we are aiming to raise funds for those most in need and assist them not only financially but by providing role models through the successes of our ambassadors in their given fields - Rory Burns, Jessie Knight, Steven Reid, Paul Hodgson, Raye Harvey, Corrie Lunghi, Charlie Sinclair and Jack Pepper. Alongside this, we will support programmes and projects to increase the diversity of opportunities in our 41 schools to ensure all students have the experiences at school that they deserve.
"GLF Schools is seeking to deliver a leading model of community investment for Multi- Academy Trusts. The formation of the GLF Schools’ Foundation will benefit all our school communities and our children, students, staff, and families. GLF Schools and its Foundation will work collaboratively with external partners to enable us to deliver an even more outstanding educational experience".
Lynne O’Reilly, Chair of Trustees