Letters to Parents

SEN Support - Covid  19

Due to the current COVID-19 virus outbreak, Herts EPS have extended the Contactline service for 'quick queries'. 

Please see this Link for more details.

Trip Information - Covid 19

Dear Parents and Guardians

At present there is uncertainty regarding trips and at this moment we are not issuing any refunds.

For any trips cancelled, we will have to obtain refunds from the travel company or compensation from insurance which will allow refunds to parents. We cannot provide confirmation of the amount of the refund until a claim is processed and reimbursement is received.

We will communicate with you as soon as we know what is happening or have any news or updates surrounding this.

Geography Fieldtrip, Grosvenor Hall, PGL, Blue Peris

With regards to trips later in the year, such as Activity week, we are still uncertain how things will operate and it is an area of high activity in school to resolve. Once we have a conclusion, we will communicate the details with those that it concerns. For now, we are working on the premise that we may be at the end of any closure and may operate some of these events. Please continue to adhere to payment instalments for these. If you need to discuss a change in financial circumstances that you feel will affect this, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at your very earliest convenience.

Sports Tour, Ski Trip and Tokyo

Regarding the payments for the trips planned for the academic year 2020-21, namely Sports Tour, Ski Trip and Tokyo, please continue to adhere to payment instalments for these. If you need to discuss a change in financial circumstances that you feel will affect this, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at your very earliest convenience.

Any queries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for your patience at this difficult time. Rest assured that we are working tirelessly to resolve this situation and mitigate against any losses.

Thanks in anticipation of your support and understanding.

Longdean School

Finance Office

 

Mobile Phone Policy Change Dec 2018

20 December 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians

Change to mobile devices policy

As you know we have recently been consulting on a proposed change to our mobile devices policy. These changes will come into effect from 7 January 2019. I would like to thank the 47 parents who contributed to the consultation process alongside the 8 members of staff, 14 Governors and 4 students and 4 registration groups. Having read and discussed all the points made, I have outlined below the policy we will be moving to from 7 January 2019.

Mobile devices policy from 7 January 2019

Key Stage 3 & 4

  • Phones and other devices including fitness trackers, smart watches and headphones are not to be seen, heard or used on site until after 3.30pm or when you leave the building at the end of school to go home.
  • If headphones are seen then the device they are connected to will also be confiscated.
  • The site refers to all buildings, grounds, pathways, car parks and playground areas that form Longdean School.

Post 16

  • Post 16 students can use their devices in the study areas, library and canteen in lesson time. They can use them in lessons under the supervision of a teacher.
  • In break and lunch times Post 16 use of devices is limited to their study areas only.

Staff

  • The ban does not extend to staff but our policy reminds them of their obligations around mobile devices.

 

The complete letter is available here.

Parlimentary Review

LogoLongdean Highlighted in Best Practices Review

Over the summer holidays we received the exciting news that Longdean had been approached to appear in the annual Parliamentary Review of Education.  This publication identifies schools who have undergone a period of transformation, resulting in sustained improvement over a number of years or who are engaged in leading and interesting initiatives. Longdean was approached because of our new building, innovative curriculum and strong examination results. 

It is a real honour to be part of this publication and for Longdean School to be recognised in this way.   I am delighted to be able to share the full article with you alongside a photo of me with Eddie Jones (England rugby head coach) who spoke at the launch event last week. If you have friends who are currently considering sending their child to Longdean, please do feel free to forward this to them so that they can find out more about the school.

 
Parlimentary Review