We are a thriving 11-16 community school, which is built on strong values and high expectations that inform all that we do. We are proud of our highly inclusive approaches, and we have recently been recognised as a national Flagship School for Inclusion, having held the Inclusion Quality Mark for several years. We have high standards where everyone in our community is supported and challenged to fulfil their full potential and achieve their aspirations. We work in partnership with families to support the personal development, learning and progress of all of our students, and we are delighted that this has also been recognised through the achievement of the Leading Parent Partnership Award. We have the highest of expectations of our dedicated team of teaching staff and of excellent learning from our students, and it is this, alongside the proactive encouragement of families, which contributes to the ongoing success of the school. Everyone at Longdendale is fully committed to maximising the achievement of every student, and to ensure they are fully equipped to succeed in all aspects of their lives and able to fulfil their future aspirations.
Our whole school community is happy and successful and has much to be proud of. We value our students as our greatest asset and their contribution to the school is magnificent – their determination, creativity and willingness to participate are the corner stones of the success of the school. Our students are offered a wide range of exciting learning experiences both in and out of the classroom, where they can develop new skills and interests, make new friends, and make a hugely valuable contribution to our wider community. Our team of student leaders in all year groups work to ensure the student voice is heard and helps to shape the future development of our school.
We believe that working in partnership with families is vitally important to support our teaching staff. It helps us to fulfil our core purpose of endeavouring to achieve and aspiring to be successful. When your child starts at Longdendale High School, you are joining us in a commitment to provide them with the best educational opportunities.
Executive Principal's Welcome
On behalf of the staff and students at Longdendale High School (Stamford Park Trust) I would like to extend a warm welcome to our school.
Expectations of our learners are high from the moment they arrive with us. We take pride in getting to know our learners and their families, working in partnership to get the best possible academic results for our children, whilst providing them with a wealth of enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities.
Belonging to a Trust of schools affords our learners with a greater advantage, through shared staff expertise and the opportunity to compete in sporting and extra-curricular activities. We have developed an exciting Aspiration and Enrichment programme, working in partnership with Ashton Sixth form College, by working together as a group of schools, the students and staff across Stamford Park Trust have increased opportunities for everyone to develop and thrive.
There is a clear focus at Longdendale on the importance of academic studies, which includes a particular focus on literacy and numeracy skills and developing independent learners. Our expert teachers consistently provide opportunities for learners to develop their minds and encourage their curiosity in the classroom. We are passionate about academic success and want our students to develop a passion for the subjects they learn.
It is also important our learners have the opportunity to develop their talents and interests. We live in an incredibly culturally rich world and want our students to experience this richness. They can do so by learning a foreign language, learning to play an instrument, acting in the school production, debating or putting on a dance showcase. Pursuing interests and hobbies with other like-minded learners and expressing their individuality is what gives our learners the confidence to stride out into the world and make a difference.
Longdendale High School benefits from a very successful sports programme which includes football, rugby, handball, basketball, tennis, badminton, table tennis, rounders, softball, athletics and cricket amongst others. They have access to Astley Sports Village; Aston Sixth Form sporting Facilities and the Trust is a partnership school with Manchester City Football Club as part of the City Inspires project.
We are proud of the purposeful and inspiring learning environment in which we have created for our students.
As the Executive Principal, I am determined that this school, our staff and learners continue to make a positive difference to the local community. It’s an exciting time to be part of our school and Stamford Park Trust. I look forward to meeting you all soon and working together to ensure we are a beacon of inspiration and success for our learners and our community.
Miss M Wicks
Longdendale High School joined Stamford Park Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust established in 2019 by Ashton Sixth Form College, in January 2021. We are excited by the opportunities this relationship will bring for the students of Longdendale as we begin to see the benefits of a holistic view of 11-18 education in Tameside. Students at the school will not only benefit from outstanding teaching and learning, and superb pastoral support, but they will also benefit from a close relationship with Ashton Sixth Form College. Students from year 7 to year 11 will be given access to unrivalled and unique opportunities to work with Ashton Sixth Form and its university partners to ensure that each and every student is encouraged to reach their potential and realise their ambitions.
We firmly believe that there is strength in partnership and collaboration. By working together, we aim to be greater than the sum of our parts. By choosing Longdendale High School for your son or daughter, you are joining an exciting, progressive community with excellence for all at its heart.