Longwell Green Primary School is situated in a semi-rural area between Bath and Bristol. The school was originally built to serve a private housing estate in 1963 and consisted of seven classrooms, a hall and administrative block. The accommodation has subsequently increased to include a further seven classrooms. For September 2010 there will be approximately 400 children in the school, organised into fourteen classes as follows:
Early Years Foundation Stage (Infants)
Two Reception classes
Key Stage 1 (Infants)
Two Year One classes
Two Year Two classes
These classes are formed with a mix of gender, ability and friendship groups
Key Stage Two (Juniors)
Two Year Three classes
Two Year Four classes
Two Year Five classes
Two Year Six classes
These classes are formed with a mix of age, gender, ability and friendship groups
There is a strong emphasis on working collaboratively within the school. The current staff have an age profile between 25 and mid fifties, and their teaching experience ranges from newly qualified colleagues through to those with 30+ years in the classroom. There is not a high turnover of staff.
The school seeks to prepare children for living in the 21st century, including developing their understanding of sustainability, healthy living and globalisation, as well as equipping them with life-skills essential for their future success.
LGPS is heavily involved in developing links with schools internationally. In recent years the school has established partnerships with schools in Czech Republic, France, Madeira, Spain and Uganda. French is taught as a second language throughout the school and we often have foreign language assistants attached to the school.
The school has close links with many partners, including the International Learning and Research Centre, based at Sir Bernard Lovell Secondary School, and Bath Spa University.
The school has superb facilities, with modern ICT equipment set alongside an extensive and rich outdoor environment. The children are highly motivated, the parents supportive and the links with the wider community excellent.