Longdean started life through the amalgamation of Apsley Grammar School and Bennett's End Secondary Modern. Both these schools were founded in 1955 to meet the growing need for secondary school education in the new town of Hemel Hempstead.
At Longdean School, we want every member of our school to achieve their academic and social best in an engaging, challenging and inspiring environment. We aim to empower all our students to become confident lifelong learners and well-rounded, emotionally intelligent members of the community they live in.
Our school strapline Rejoice in thy Youth reflects our view that childhood should be celebrated, and while exam results and qualifications are important to our students’ futures, we believe their time here should also be enriching, inspiring, challenging and enjoyable.
I am proud to be the headteacher of such an amazing school. If I could sum up Longdean in three words, it would be challenging, innovative and supportive.