We are Longfield – an 11-16 school with a relentless determination to achieve the best possible outcomes for its pupils. We are a school that aims high.
Core values are at the heart of everything we do at Longfield from the expectations in the classroom and around school to representing the school in competition and in the community. The values are an integral part of the school PSHE, assembly and house systems and so are engrained within the school culture. The values are evident from the moment you step into the school.
Respect, Excellence, Achievement and Determination is what is expected of pupils, staff, parents/carers and Governors to ensure the highest standards at Longfield and provides the pupils with not only the best grades but the best moral code that will serve them when they leave school.
Pupils at Longfield are expected to:
Read for leisure as often as possible and as part of the PSHE programme.
Develop their reading and comprehension of more difficult texts.
Through reading develop new skills and knowledge.
Longfield has built a reputation for academic achievement, strong pastoral care and excellent behaviour. Attendance exceeds national average and pupil progress is excellent across all subjects. Our achievements have been recognised with many national awards such as Gold Investors in People, Gold Parental Engagement, Improvement and Excellence in English and Maths and International Schools Award and we continue to be an over-subscribed school. We believe our success is due to the dynamic and talented staff who are determined that pupils achieve to the best of their ability.
The strong relationships we share with parents and carers of our pupils, whose support is vital, ensures that pupils are supported to be successful in all areas of school life. We invite parents and carers to join us for regular academic mentoring meetings where targets are set to help pupils succeed. Parents and carers have access to online information to keep up to date with progress. We are proud to be part of the community and take an active part in local life. We invite those around us to regularly get involved with school life. During enrichment week, for example, representatives of the armed forces and local businesses visit the school, encouraging pupils to engage in interesting, educational and enjoyable activities.
We are academic. We are different. We are welcoming.
Mrs S Johnson BA (Hons) NPQH