We provide a caring, safe school community where everyone feels valued and learns to respect others, the environment and the wider world.
Inspirational learning opportunities are provided, promoting a continued thirst for knowledge and love of learning.
New challenges and experiences develop resilience and encourage independence, preparing children for life in modern Britain.
Guiding and nurturing attitudes, in partnership with parents, to produce positive members of the community.
Supporting and motivating children, we recognise their achievements whilst continually working to improve the quality of provision and standards within the school.
We warmly invite you to come and see our wonderful pupils and staff in action to appreciate the exciting learning opportunities and extensive grounds available.
“There has been significant and rapid progress in a short time at Longford Primary School and the emotional and social needs of every child are met extremely well with lively, confident and enthusiastic learners across the whole school”. Basic Skills Quality Mark Assessment
We want our children to be independent, forward thinking, confident and articulate learners who have the ability to shape their own futures.
Staff are passionate about providing exciting learning opportunities through a curriculum that encourages creativity, challenge, critical thinking and problem solving. This is often driven by the child’s own interests and curiosity.
Children learn in a variety of ways so we take a multi-sensory approach.
The positive relationships built between teachers, pupils and parents enable us to ensure that the needs of every child are met.
The use of modern technologies and multi-media provides opportunities for the children to collaborate and present their work in creative ways.
Everyone is challenged to aim high, setting aspirational goals but given the support and encouragement needed to achieve success every step of the way.
Our dedicated staff will support children in any way possible to help them realise their potential, achieve their goals and improve their life chances.
Governors provide strategic direction, supporting and challenging the leadership team and monitoring progress. They oversee the financial management of the school, ensuring the children receive the resources they need to be the best they can.
Our PTA, Friends of Longford, provide a range of activities and social events to raise funds for ‘extras’ for the children and develop wider school experiences.
We continually strive to develop relationships with individuals and agencies to provide skills, knowledge and resources to benefit the children but also to recognise how we can support the community and enable children to realise the important role they play in becoming positive members of society.
Children’s opinions are valued at Longford and we have School, Sports, and Eco Councils, Play Leaders, Peer Mentors and Prefects all sharing responsibilities and representing the children in school development matters.
Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is developed well through the curriculum and the school’s values of respect and consideration for each other. Adults act as good role models through their courteous and caring attitudes.” Ofsted
Our Nursery and Reception classes give children a great start to school by promoting positive attitudes to learning, teaching social skills and developing knowledge so that they are ready for the challenge of the National Curriculum in Year 1.
Staff liaise with parents and other preschool settings to get to know the children well and to build on their interests and needs.
The Early Years environment is bright and stimulating and our extensive grounds support the delivery of the Early Years curriculum outdoors. We have a designated Forest School area providing an opportunity for children to play and learn in an alternative setting, building confidence, developing social skills, increasing knowledge and exploring the natural environment.
Our Nursery operates mornings only but wrap around provision is available on site through Farlea Childcare.
We provide a wide range of activities and resources to enrich the learning experience at Longford.
Technology is embraced to support the curriculum and laptops, i-pads, digital cameras and programmable toys are utilised across the curriculum.
After school activities are plentiful and the clubs available change regularly to address the interests of as many children as possible. Sports clubs are provided by staff and external providers and there are many opportunities to represent Longford in inter-school competitions.
Music, drama and arts activities are also provided as additional activities as well as part of the curriculum. Opportunities to perform in school and in other settings are encouraged.
Trips out and visitors in to school are planned by each year group to provide memorable learning experiences and also to enable children to participate in activities that they not otherwise access.
“There is a very stimulating learning environment in place for the youngest children at Longford Primary School and this will ensure that all children have the very best start to their education.” Basic Skills Quality Mark assessment
Longford Primary School