Wherever you are in your career grow, learn and flourish with GLF Schools   Cuddington Croft is an all-through 2 Form Surrey Primary School for children aged 3-11 years, including the Nursery Unit. The school is situated in West Drive, Cheam, within a pleasant, residential area in the Borough of Epsom and Ewell.

We are significantly oversubscribed due to the high standards our children achieve, the first-rate staff team, and very good OFSTED reports. The school is noted for its excellent SATs results, and regularly features in the top 10 Surrey Primary Schools, and occasionally in the top 200 schools within the country. The majority of children significantly exceed the nationally expected grades in both key stage 1 & 2. 

Cuddington Croft works in partnership with GLF Schools and joined the trust in October 2014. The governing bodies of Cuddington Croft are fully supportive of the partnership and the opportunities it brings to Cuddington, as well as the wider Epsom and Ewell Schools’ Partnership. The partnership offers a wide range of benefits. As an Ofsted-rated outstanding school, and a National Support School, the founding school; Glyn is ideally placed to provide a range of support for Cuddington Croft, including strategic leadership and innovative learning and teaching. Extended professional development opportunities for staff across Cuddington Croft and the GLF, along with the sharing of experience across the primary and secondary phase, will enable staff to provide the best possible education for our children.


Our children are a source of pride, they show high levels of interest, engage well and are inquisitive, and behaviour is good. The house system, school council and our 'buddying' arrangements have encouraged high levels of responsibility among our children.

The parents are very supportive of the school, especially through the Parent Teacher Association. A number of social activities are held, including two major fund raising events, the Summer Fete and the Christmas Fair, which raise in excess of £14,000 annually. Parents are always welcome at the school and regularly assist the Class Teachers, helping on school trips and in the classroom in order to provide further support to children.

Cuddington Croft is in a strong position relative to other schools since it has worked hard to develop increasingly sophisticated financial management systems. The school has a delegated budget which is controlled by a 15 member Governing Body. This is currently in the region of £1.7 million per annum. Governors play a full part in the proceedings of the school by supporting various school functions and by contributing to the work of a number of committees. Our Vision Our children will be thoughtful, collaborative and independent learners, who reach their full potential through outstanding teaching and support. Our environment is safe, attractive, fun and highly equipped with stimulating resources and facilities.

Our curriculum will teach life skills and develop the whole child, by promoting lifelong learning and global citizenship. Our community will support the development of every individual, promoting inclusivity and equality of opportunity for all. Our Values Our children are eager to learn, do their best and are well behaved, showing kindness and respect for all. Our environment is welcoming, vibrant and secure. Our curriculum is broad, balanced and responds to the individual needs of children. Our community includes everyone and celebrates their differences and achievements.

Working for Us

So, what are the benefits of working for a school in the GLF family of schools? We are a group of schools rooted in providing the best possible education for children and we are not motivated by ‘making a profit’. This means we enable each Headteacher and their team of leaders to ensure that the work of their school is of the highest standard allowing children and young people to have high aspirations. We continually offer excellent CPD opportunities as well as supported career development across the family of schools.

Over the past three years, we have trained and developed 15 leaders who have been promoted to headship, deputy headship, assistant headship and school business managers. Our family of schools regularly network and collaborate to share insight, expertise and best practice not only within our own family but also beyond. (For example last term, Glyn School hosted an Independent Thinking ‘Big Day Out’, where some of the UK’s leading educational innovators, thinkers, authors and practitioners came together to share ideas, insights and strategies.) 

As a part of GLF Schools, you will have access to a huge network of support including: 

-          Support challenge meetings

-          Data analysis and target setting

-          Ofsted preparation

-          Coaching and support for teachers

-          Leadership development

-          Middle leadership

-          Leadership Review

-          Mock Ofsted

-      Regular Forums

 Headteachers, School Business Managers, Leading Practitioners, Outstanding Teachers, NQTs, English, Science, Maths...and more We welcome teachers of the highest standard, who are enthusiastic, motivated and knowledgeable in order to provide an environment that facilitates developed learning. 

Local Area

Sutton is one of the best hotspots for families to live according to a new report that looked into the most affordable and desirable places to live in the capital.

The Family Hotspots Report, now in its fourth edition, concluded the postcodes SM3, SM1 and SM2 were all in the top ten places in London for family friendly living.

This covers North Cheam and Stonecot Hill; Belmont, South Sutton, South Cheam and East Ewell; and Sutton, Rose Hill, parts of The Wrythe and Carshalton, Benhilton and Erskine Village.

The report, published by financial firm Family Investments, looked into a number of criteria including education, safety, amenities, property, childcare and population.

Ross Feeney, Successful Sutton chief executive, said: "This report reflects what people in Sutton already know; it's a great place.  

"We've got some great schools, lovely green open spaces and good connectivity into central London, and that works both ways with people going into London and people coming into out offices in the town centre.

"We have a good mix of retail and commercial opportunities.

"It's not surprising that Sutton comes out so high.

 "Crime is so low, particularly if you compare it with our neighbouring boroughs.

"People want to live where, not only is it safe but, they feel safe."

According to figures released by Sutton Council the borough is the third safest in the capital and ranks in the top three for lowest levels of burglary, robbery, theft from motor vehicles, theft from person and theft from motor vehicles.

Its schools continue to be among the best in the country; at GCSE level 98.4 per cent of pupils achieved five or more GCSEs.

It is among the longest living boroughs nationally and, Government statistics show, from 2000 to 2011, male life expectancy increased by 2.9 years, from 77 years to 79.9 years while female life expectancy increased by 3.6 years, from 80.5 to 84.1.

Councillor Jayne McCoy, chairman of the housing, economy and business committee, said: "Our residents and businesses say Sutton is a great place to live and work so it’s excellent to have that confirmed.

"We’ve got a wide range of properties, fantastic open spaces and low crime rates.

"There are great opportunities for people to invest in the borough and grow their companies.

"We’re not resting on our laurels.

"We are determined to give our young people the opportunity to develop a career and the partnerships that we’ve formed with local organisations have been integral to the success of our programmes.

"However, there is no room for complacency, and we will continue to support Sutton’s young people and ensure that they are trained and ready to enter the work place and succeed."

Headteacher's Welcome

On behalf of the staff and governors, I would like to personally welcome you to our school careers site.

Children at Cuddington Croft thrive in a caring and nurturing environment where our children are safe, happy and enjoy school. We aim to promote lifelong learning through an enriched curriculum, which also provides many extra - curricular opportunities in sport, drama productions and music. We are  proud of our pupils’ exemplary behaviour and our SATs results . Cuddington Croft is a learning community, where staff are of the highest calibre and parents are encouraged to be active in school life.

For those of you who are not familiar with the school, Cuddington Croft is a two-form entry primary school catering for 3 to 11 year olds, with just under 500 children on role. We are a very well-resourced school, benefitting from an additional newly built modern building, an indoor swimming pool, a playing field and advanced technologies with numerous PCs and laptops.

I hope that this website will give you a flavour of our school and its achievements. Visits are warmly welcomed and encouraged, so I would be happy to show you and your child around on one of our regular parent tours. Please telephone the school office to make an appointment.

S Maclean

GLF Schools

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GLF Schools aspires to create a group of academies that have a reputation for delivering an outstanding education for all children and students.
Whilst operating as a part of a family, each school exists in its own right maintaining its own unique characteristics and individual identity.
Whilst each school serves to meet the needs of its local community, all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.

We are confident that GLF Schools has the capacity to support any school in its improvement journey, no matter its present context. We are passionate about helping schools achieve the best possible outcomes for their children and young people. In addition to being an approved Academy sponsor, we are able to offer a range of value-for-money services. These services range from full academy conversion with GLF Schools through to collaboration and support regarding school improvement, HR, business and finance management services, behaviour support, bespoke training or assistance with governance.

GLF Schools holds an ambitious vision for education. Its academies are committed to our core remit of providing an outstanding educational experience so that: 

 1. all children will enjoy their learning, attain high outcomes and be helped to become confident individuals and responsible citizens whilst making excellent progress in all respects; 

 2. all children will benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by strong leadership, in a local school; 

3. all children will be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives developing the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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SSAT Educational Outcomes Award

Cuddington Croft Primary School is currently a ‘Good’ school however in our commitment to ongoing development in teaching and learning we aspire to build on this, enabling all our children to realise even greater achievements through outstanding teaching and learning.

We are extremely proud that our pupils achieved significantly beyond that of the national average in Key Stage 2 last year with higher than average added value- putting us in the top 10% of schools nationally. As a result, we are therefore eligible for the SSAT 2014 Educational Outcomes Award for Exceptional Attainment.

This award will enable Cuddington Croft privileged access to membership of an extended network of other primary schools aspiring to becoming outstanding, providing CPD, research and innovation to support us on our journey.

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