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“We endeavour to achieve and aspire to be successful.”


Longdendale High School is a thriving 11-16 school built on strong values that inform all that we do. We have high standards where everyone is challenged and supported to flourish and encouraged to work hard to fulfil their aspirations. We expect every member of our school to be the best they can be. We have high expectations of all our staff, students and our wider community. Together we work hard so that everyone can achieve and feel safe and happy, ready to go on to have an exciting future.

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Keep up to date with the latest news and events that have taken place at Longdendale High School.

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On the 14th May 2018 Mrs Shaw, Miss Lowe, Mrs Horsfield and Mrs Summersgill took 40 Year 10 Senior Leaders to a joint Longdendale and Rayner Stephens leadership training event at Dukinfield Golf Club. This was a collaborative workshop practical event in which our student leaders developed the skills of public speaking, oracy, leadership styles, presentations and planned their calendar of events and action plans for the year ahead. All of the students were a credit to the school and excelled themselves in their creative ideas, proactive nature and inspiring pledges. They all gave fantastic presentations of their vision for their teams and we cannot wait to see the leaders in action training their teams next half-term.
AcSEED Award for Mental health provision and wellbeing in schools. Mrs Jones was presented with the AcSEED Award for the school, alongside the wellbeing team at our recent celebration event in school. Longdendale is the first school in Greater Manchester to be accredited with the award, as a result of the high quality Mental health and wellbeing provision in school .Longdendale have had a close working partnership with TOG MIND, working to achieve the award ( Ali Sparkes TOG MIND presenting to Mrs Jones in the photograph ) The AcSEED assessment Team were very impressed with our whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing and especially our Enhanced Evidence based provision and intervention that we can offer here at Longdendale.
The Bronze DofE students in Year 9 have started the three sections of the award: volunteering, physical and skills. Each student needs to spend a minimum of 1 hour per week on each section for 12 weeks; then they need to choose any one section to do for a further 12 weeks. Some students have chosen to spend their time volunteering after school litter picking and everyone has noticed the huge improvement around school and this has led to other initiatives to encourage all students to pick up litter. Some students are also spending time with their language teachers as part of the skills section; the students who are studying Spanish are doing a project for Miss Rogers. The training has now started to get the students ready for their expeditions (practice and assessment). The training involves the students learning about equipment needed, first aid, map-reading, planning and cooking meals, putting up and care of tents and walking in the countryside with the use of maps and compass.