Year 6 Transition

I would like to welcome you to The Long Eaton School and say how thrilled we are to:

  • have your child join our school
  • have you show an interest in your child attending in the future.

I joined the school as Headteacher in January 2020 and it’s fair to say my first 18 months in post have not been quite as I’d expected! That said, managing the school through a global pandemic has allowed me to quickly get to know the staff and students and see first-hand the unique sense of community that exists at the school. 

In February of 2021 the school joined Archway Learning Trust, an organisation I am very familiar with, having worked for them for the previous 14 years. I fundamentally believe in the Archway vision of ‘working together, transforming lives’ and feel this very naturally aligns with our vision and values at The Long Eaton School. Through our collaborative work with the trust, we are committed to establishing a learning culture for all, which is underpinned by our 4 key values:

  • Care and respect for ourselves, others and the environment
  • Challenge and support for all to achieve their potential
  • Co-operation between school, home and the community
  • Consistency and fairness in our values and expectations T

These values are currently under review to make sure they are fit for purpose and that our students feel they are representative of their feelings and experience of the school. 

We are passionate about ensuring that each and every one of our students fulfils their potential academically and is delivered a curriculum that supports this and their personal development. We aim to develop independent learners with transferable skills which can be applied to both their future studies and wider lives; ensuring our students are prepared for the outside world and go on to make a positive contribution to society.  

We are a community school and our students know that they are part of an organisation that has their best interests at heart and one that will support them in planning and preparing for their future. We have close relationships with all stakeholders in our community, which includes parents, governors, primary feeder schools and local sporting and charitable organisations. It is through developing these positive relationships, that we know our students not only feel part of this community, but engage and are able to positively contribute to it. 

The Long Eaton School is a forward thinking school, committed to developing high aspirations, a thirst for knowledge and a passion for lifelong learning shared by students and staff.

Best Wishes

Richard Peel, Headteacher


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