I am delighted to welcome you to Longfield Academy. Longfield is an amazing place to study and learn and we are proud of all our achievements. Our well-qualified and dedicated staff are always on hand to guide students and ensure they achieve beyond expectations and make good progress. The inspirational building supports the understanding of modern day education; a £24 million new build in 2011 has allowed the academy to move forward in its quest to be ‘Outstanding’.
Throughout their time at Longfield Academy, students of all abilities, interests and talents are offered the opportunity to be part of an aspirational, challenging and well-disciplined community. They will be offered experiences within and beyond the classroom that will form the foundations of and encourage a lifelong love of learning.
Students respond well to skilful questioning. As a result, they think deeply and use skills such as inference and empathy to move their learning on. Very effective learning was observed in a science lesson in Year 7 where skilful questioning led to students challenging their own thoughts and considering the views of others.
Students receive excellent information, advice and guidance, including careers advice. All students leaving the academy go on to further or higher education, employment or training.
Students in the sixth form feel valued and supported. During their time in the sixth form, they take on many different responsibilities around the academy, including supporting and mentoring younger pupils.