Longhill High School
Who we are
Longhill is a mainstream secondary school. We are proud to be comprehensive and our motto is 'Determined To Be The Best We Can'.
We're currently a seven form entry school, meaning we have seven mixed ability classes on entry to Year 7. We have 957 students on roll at present and we typically have Year 7 class sizes of between 26-29.
We always try our best to meet the needs of all our learners. We believe we take good care of our most vulnerable and have a well respected, successful Learning Support department. We also have a successful Special Facility for students who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (or Statement) for SpLD (dyslexia), access to which is controlled by the local authority.
We run lots of clubs and activities for students, including sports, academic and creative/artistic clubs. We also run work experience and engagement activities.
Our students take part in exciting trips and visits including residential camp and skiing. Our students are all valued as individuals and our staff love what they do.
Please see our school website for more details.
Specialist services and expertise available at or accessed by the school
- BHISS - Brighton & Hove Inclusion Support Service which includes: educational psychologists, family support workers, primary mental health workers, specialist SEN teachers and specialist SEN practitioners
- EMAS (Ethnic Minority Achievement Service)
- Learning Mentors
- Occupational Therapy
Staff training and experience with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities
We have a range of specialist provision for supporting our most vulnerable learners, be they challenged or challenging. We have supported and continue to support a range of young people with considerable multi-faceted needs, for a mainstream setting.
In each case, specialist or in-school training will be provided to all relevant staff, including mainstream teachers, school leaders and support staff. We do annual EpiPen training.
We also run training to support staff in understanding young people with attachment needs. Our teaching assistants have an intensive induction programme and on-going training through the year, the impact and application of which is rigorously monitored. Please feel free to contact the school to arrange a bespoke discussion about your child's needs.
- Accessible toilet
- Accessible changing facilities