Lovely friendly helpful staff. Libby settled so well after moving school to be there. Mr Fox is always visible and willing to chat. I would highly recommend Longroyde.
Karen Purvis, (Libby and Charlotte Suttle’s Grandma), July 2020.
Ofsted & School Performance
On 10th September, 2019 Ofsted published a report of their findings from an inspection carried out in July.
The Longroyde Team are very proud of the results and determined to keep up the good work, always following the school ethos of "Everybody Valued, Everyone Achieves".
Read the full report to appreciate the positive and ongoing changes made since the merger of Longroyde Juniors and Castlefields Infants.
Ofsted says Longroyde is 'Good'. Longroyde is an Outstanding School in the eyes of a parent and child! ....and I told 'Ofsted' my thoughts on their last visit. I transferred my son from our local 'Ofsted Outstanding School' to Longroyde, when he was in Year 4 when he asked to change schools. He is now in Year 6 and I wish I had made the move earlier. Since starting in Year 3 at our local school, round the corner from our home, that parents move house, lie and fight to get their child into, I struggled getting my son to go to school 'normally'. The anxiety starting on a Sunday evening, the upset, tears and fighting on a Monday morning, the running off on the 'school run' and finally clinging to the school gates in distress. But no one ever batted an eye lid. No one commented or offered help, because once in school he was the model pupil with lots of friends. My main priority for a school is for my child, is to be happy, content and looked after, in the environment they are learning in. Pastoral care is key. School plays such a massive part in your child's life, with the majority of their week there. A happy child will strive to learn and grow.
Longroyde has given that to my son. From the moment we walked thought the doors on our initial visit, every member of staff was attentive and caring. From meeting Mrs Hall and Mrs Cryer in the office and then to the wonderful Head Teacher, Mr Fox. But this care and support has continued throughout my sons time at Longroyde. As soon as he walks through those school gates on a morning, if something is not quite right, a member of staff will pick up on it and ask the simple, caring question to both of us ' is everything ok?' My son knows that there is someone always there that cares and is looking out for him, that he is 'number one'.Longroyde is inclusive. It also cares about the parents and cares. 'Their doors are always open'. We can share and celebrate in what our children are doing. We can attend events and we are always communicated to and receive wonderful weekly 'news letters' with photos of our children talking part in school activities and achievements. So much care and passion goes into these. Obviously everyone, from 'Ofsted', to the school and the parents wants greats learning results for the children and it is what schools are assessed on. Although this is not my main criteria for choosing a school, I am very happy with the way he is being taught and progressing and is in top sets for both Maths and English - as I said, happy child! Thank you so much to every member of staff at Longroyde. You can see you are proud to work at such an amazing place and help our children grow and I am proud to send my son to your school.