Long Ridings Avenue, Brentwood, Essex CM13 1DU

01277 222488

Long Ridings Primary School

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'I attended the school tour this morning with Mrs Murthen and just wanted to feedback that I was really impressed with Mrs Murthen, the teachers we met, the children showing us around and the school in general.  The facilities looked great and the warmth of the school shone through.'

'Thanks everyone so much for your efforts. Hoping you all have a great day and thanks again for helping to get the school open. The kids will remember this day for their whole lives I’m sure!'

Dear all,  I just wanted to say what an amazing effort the school made yesterday to open.  A lot of work must have gone on to clear the paths and grit the walkways. It was also lovely to hear that the children were allowed to go out and play in the snow.  I loved seeing all the snowmen as I walked in. Many thanks for your efforts. Jane

 Just a quick thank you for all everyone is doing to keep all the children safe with the snow/ice. All your extra organisation hasn't gone unnoticed and is very much appreciated.


Welcome to the school website. I joined Long Ridings Primary School on 4th January 2021 and I am truly honoured to be the Headteacher of such a beautiful school.  I am surrounded by dedicated and passionate staff members; helpful and supportive parents and well-mannered and resilient children.

At Long Ridings Primary School, we have high expectations and aspirations for your children. All our staff aim to give every child an exceptional education; provide support, care, enrichment and challenge as they come through our doors. We teach a curriculum that promotes and celebrates our core values-we give them opportunities to enjoy their learning through engaging and innovative learning experiences. We prepare them for future academic successes all within a safe and happy environment.


My role is to help our children and staff dream bigger than they ever thought possible, and to make that dream come true through our culture of success, moral courage and integrity which beats at the heart of the school.  And most importantly, I want our children and staff to be happy and to flourish.

As a school, we believe that:

  1. Learning should enable children to make expected or accelerated progress through fun and an enjoyable experiences.
  2. Teaching equips children with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding so that they can play a positive and useful role in the society and make informed choices about their lives both now and in the future.
  3. High quality teaching and learning experiences support children to be able to lead happy and rewarding lives, now and in the future.

Our Core values of: Independence, Curiosity, Tolerance, Responsibility, Perseverance, Resilience, Courage and Kindness underpin everything that happens at Long Ridings Primary School. They are our foundations and my team as well as the children model and respect these values. These foundations enable us to build high quality, inspiring education for our children. Trust is another key component of our school culture; teaching our children to trust enable them to persevere, take risks and become resilient learners.

At Long Ridings Primary School, we value parental support. The school motto: Learn, Respect, Perform and Succeed encapsulates the power of our school community and how much we can achieve for our children when we work together. A successful and happy school depends on our collaboration. Parents make such an important contribution to children’s achievements at school.

Onwards and upwards for a brighter and better future for all. I look forward to leading the school with all my heart and enabling our pupils to achieve greatness. I am extremely proud of all the children, staff and parents. I am thrilled to be the Headteacher of such a fantastic school.

Mrs Murthen


Latest School Calendar Events

New Intake Tour 24/2506Dec2023

9:30 am - 10:30 am

New Intake Tour14Dec2023

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

New Intake Tour 24/2514Dec2023

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>

New Intake Tours 2024/25

Tuesday 10th October - 9.30 am

Wednesday 18th October - 1.15 pm

Thursday 2nd November - 9.30 am

Friday 10th November - 1.15 pm

Monday 13th November - 9.30 am

Tuesday 21st November - 1.15 pm

Wednesday 6th December - 9.30 am

Thursday 14th December - 1.15 pm

Friday 12th January - 9.30


To arrange a tour please contact the school office on:

01277 222488