Longdean School

Address Rumballs Rd
Hemel Hempstead
Contact Info. T: 01442 217277
Type School
About Us

Raising the Achievement of All Students
at Longdean School

Graham Cunningham, Headteacher

Our goal is ensuring that all students develop the emotional, social and academic skills necessary to thrive. We want students to leave with control and choice over their lives and to be able to contribute to the wider community. Students must enjoy and be inspired by learning, feel safe and value one another. Everything we do reinforces these fundamental principles.

Longdean has a comprehensive intake with APS on entry below average and numbers eligible for FSM and on the SEN register above national. Literacy is a major barrier to learning so a personalised curriculum is vital to raise student achievement. Being a convertor academy supports this. Students are divided into four pathways and in addition to separate subjects study a Competency Curriculum in Years 7 & 8. Competency is comprised of two courses, Opening Minds and Future Skills. Opening Minds is a combination of History, Geography and English whilst Future Skills combines ICT, Science and Technology. Competency is based around the Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and is designed to develop students’ learning skills and resilience, which are transferred to other subjects and across the Key Stages.