A Welcome from the Headteacher: Wayne L. Harris, B.Ed.(Hons), NPQH.
Welcome to our website.
It is a privilege to serve as the Headteacher of Long Ridings Primary School - a position I have held for the last 12 years.
If you are new to Long Ridings, or thinking of sending your child here, I hope this site gives a useful insight into our work and facilities.
At Long Ridings Primary School we encourage and develop the ‘whole child’ - intellectually, physically, emotionally, morally and spiritually, to achieve his or her full potential within a forward-looking, stimulating and secure environment.
We work in close partnership with parents to enable children to achieve success and to prepare them for the opportunities and experiences of adult life within a culturally diverse, ever-changing society.
The school has excellent learning facilities set in a safe and secure site. This includes a computer suite, a library and two halls for indoor P.E.. Our outdoor space includes a very spacious field area (incorporating two football pitches) for outdoor games, and separate playgrounds for Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. We are one of very few primary schools to have a multi-use games area (MUGA) with astro turf. (Not to mention a Hobbit House!) We have a very supportive Parents' Association which has provided funding to enhance many areas of our learning environment.
We have a superb team: class teachers, learning support assistants, higher level teaching assistants, administrative, finance and premises staff who work with dedication and commitment to provide an environment where children can flourish. This team is ably supported by our dedicated governing body.
The school ethos: “Learn and discover, Respect one another, Perform to your best, achieve Success” promotes the foundations to enable our pupils to grow into confident and independent young people.
Tour information is explained in our admissions section.
I look forward to meeting and welcoming you in the near future.
Latest Calendar Events
- Yr 2 Trip to Colchester Zoo23Mar2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm @ Colchester ZOo
- PA Easter Cake Sale & Competition26Mar2018
3:20 pm - 4:00 pm
Please drop your cakes off to the PA ladies on the morning of the 26th March. Cake sale will be held after school.
- Yr 4 Trip to Layer Marney Tower28Mar2018
8:30 am - 3:00 pm @ Layer Marney Tower
- Yr 5 Discover History Day28Mar2018
@ At school