Mission Statement

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

Our vision is to be an outstanding school where the students are given every opportunity to succeed by developing to the full their academic and vocational abilities, creative talents and sporting interests – a school where our challenging and diverse curriculum and innovative approach to learning and teaching, alongside our supportive pastoral care will secure achievement and success for all.

Our commitment is to empower all our students to achieve success in the classroom and beyond so they are able to make a positive contribution, realise their dreams and live happy, healthy, fulfilling lives. We will work in partnership with governors, parents and the wider community to serve the needs of all our students. We will show professionalism in all that we do and expect our students to have the same standards that we model.

Our ethos is based on mutual respect and collaboration. We will provide a nurturing, supportive and safe learning environment in which students feel secure, and where self-esteem, confidence, integrity and respect both for self and others can be promoted.

Our mission is to provide an education which seeks to approach all students on the basis of their individual needs, building self respect and motivation, rewarding progress, providing opportunities and engendering a real zest for life-long learning. We know that education that meets the needs of each individual is transformational and is central to future personal happiness.

Our core purpose is to ensure that all of our students receive a first-class education, achieving the very best that they can in a supportive and vibrant school community. Longdendale High School is a place of high expectations where everyone is challenged and supported to flourish and endeavour to fulfil their aspirations.

Core Values


We know what our targets are and work hard to exceed them.


We always try our best and celebrate when we do well.


We have high standards of behaviour, attendance and presentation. We take responsibility and reflect upon the choices we make.


We are trusted to be honest and truthful, to say what we mean and do what we say.


We are kind and good. We treat other people in our community how we wish to be treated.


We constantly strive to improve ourselves and make better the lives of others in our community. We refuse to give up