Dear Parents/ Carers
Re: Longfield Academy Ofsted inspection September 2023
I am delighted to share with you the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection. The overall grading of the inspection is “Good” with an “Outstanding” Sixth Form. The inspectors praised that “this inclusive school has high expectations of all pupils’ achievement and behaviour”, and highlighted the quality of provision provided, particularly for children with SEND.
Inspectors who visited the academy saw first hand that “vigilant, well-trained staff make sure that pupils are safe”, and that through our pastoral systems “pupils are known as individuals and their well-being is a high priority”. The report also goes on to highlight that the academy “provides pupils with strong pastoral support, including support for pupils’ mental health”. I am delighted that the inspectors recognised the care that staff at Longfield Academy have for our students, and the dedication to their overall wellbeing.
The report also identifies that behaviour at the academy is “calm and orderly”, where our expectations are “very high”. The inspectors praised our post-16 students for being “exceptionally mature”, with the student body being recognised as “polite and courteous”.
I would like to invite you to read the full report for yourself, and join me in celebrating the success of Longfield Academy’s entire community in this achievement.
Dr F Donkor | Principal