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Welcome to Longsands Academy

Longsands Academy is a successful, fully inclusive secondary school at the heart of its community. We pride ourselves on providing an engaging and supportive environment in which our students feel empowered to reach and embrace their full potential with confidence.

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Our staff are committed to nurturing the abilities of every child with a curriculum which is broad and balanced and recognises the distinct uniqueness of our students. The opportunities we provide allow all students to showcase their talents, whether through the traditional school day or as a result of the wealth of extra-curricular activities that we provide. We are extremely proud of the achievements of our students which are a result of the high expectations of behaviour, learning and teaching and the strong, supportive relationships that exist between staff, students and their parents/carers. Furthermore, in order to develop the important qualities of independent learning and resilience, our students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning both in and out of lessons.

We recognise the importance of student support, ensuring all students have access to a committed team of professionals who work tirelessly to maintain their well-being so that all students develop the confidence and resilience to make the most of their time with us and achieve a successful outcome.

We work hard to encourage and enable parental involvement in their child’s learning and we pride ourselves on the strong partnerships between students, staff, parents and carers. Such partnerships enable us to understand and support our students and allow you, as guardians of your child’s future, a greater involvement, at this pivotal stage, in their lives and their education.

We, at Longsands Academy, invite you to visit us to experience our community and the opportunities that await your child; we look forward to meeting you.

Facilities available

Teaching takes place throughout the Academy with specialist spaces now in use for many of our subjects, including performance spaces, new sports facilities and all weather pitches as well as ICT suites, technology rooms and traditional class rooms.


Additional support

Every student is personally supported by a form tutor, and all have regular opportunities to discuss and plan their progress using feedback from subject teachers. Further support and guidance is offered by our two Key Stage staff to ensure that additional academic or pastoral support is available to students when required.     

Post-16, we continue to build upon the Individual Advice and Guidance students have received in Key Stage 4 to ensure that all students have the information they need to make important decisions about their future.  As well as sessions organised by the Key Stage 5 team we invite outside speakers to share their expertise, for example representatives from the local Rotary Club give very informative sessions on how to write a CV and interview techniques. 



How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Longsands Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2017
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