Longtown Community Primary School

Longtown Community Primary School

About Us

Longtown Community Primary School

Longtown Community Primary School really is at the heart of its community.

Situated in the picturesque Olchon Valley, our school benefits from spacious modern facilities overlooked by Longtown Castle. We are a thriving and successful small school in a beautiful and unique setting in rural Herefordshire. The staff team provides a safe and stimulating environment both within and outside school enabling our pupils to achieve their fullest potential in all areas of school life. We have exciting and well-equipped play areas with extensive field and environmental facilities. The school maintains strong links with all local places of worship.

We aim to provide an environment not only to learn in but to learn from. 

We achieved A "GOOD" Ofsted inspection (June 2014) which stated:

"Pupils across the school achieve well"
"Pupils speak very positively about their school ...the school (is) a happy place where all are able to learn successfully"
"The executive headteacher is building an effective team which is fully committed to ensuring that the school continues to improve both teaching and pupil's achievement"
"Parents...are pleased with the education their children receive and are closely involved with the life of the school"

  • On-site pre-school with excellent provision and structured transition arrangements for children prior to them starting school.
  • Regular observations by independent assessors that are consistently judged as good with many outstanding examples.
  • Formal links with the "Outstanding" (Ofsted 2013 ) Fairfield High School which provides specialist teaching in areas such as PE and Music, aiding the transition of KS2 pupils to secondary school.

To read the whole report, please click here

We work together with other local schools as part of a Golden Valley Collaboration and the Headteachers meet regularly to share ideas, organise events, save money by sharing costs and discuss how we can work sustainably together for the benefit of our children’s education in the Golden Valley and beyond.

Please enjoy learning more about our school from our website, but we would love you to come and visit us too.