Schools in Longdon Parish

Gentleshaw Primary School, Darlings Lane

The school was opened on Monday 18 November 1878, led by its first teacher Miss Hannah Stokes. Married women at that time were not allowed to teach.

Gentleshaw Primary School
Gentleshaw Primary School

Albeit not OFSTED in those early days, inspections were still very much part of school life. The first inspection, not entirely flatteringly reported that; “Arithmetic was feeble, and the children wrote small in hand…, and boys geography was not what it should be”.

Attendance at that time was 110 pupils in one room with just a small annexe. How things have changed – there are now five classrooms serving an average of 138 pupils, benefiting from modern educational aids and dedicated teachers.

The school is always seeking ways to involve parents/guardians, and has a full programme of events to numerous to mention. Further details can be found on the school web pages.

Lichfield Cathedral School, Longdon Green

Lichfield Cathedral School
Lichfield Cathedral School

Longdon Green, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 4PT

Lichfield Cathedral School is a member of the Society of Heads, Independent Schools Council (ISC), and the Choir Schools Association (CSA).

Headmaster: Mrs S. E. Hannam BA (Hons) MA PGCE
Head of Pre-Preparatory: Mrs. J Churton, BSc PGCE
Telephone: 01543 306170
Admissions: 01543 306168
Aims: To provide all pupils with a thorough academic foundation and the opportunities to find and develop their particular strengths and interests.
Junior Division Age Range: 3 – 9 years
School Age Range: 3 – 18 years
Teachers: 50, (15 visiting Music Teachers and 15 Learning Support Assistants)/td>
Religious affiliation: Church of England
Method of Entry: The School is not academically selective, giving priority only to siblings, but it is usual for applicants over the age of 7 to be assessed and interviewed before a place is offered, and children wishing to join the school at age 11+ sit an Entrance Examination.

St James CofE Primary Academy, Brook End, Longdon

Longdon Primary School
Longdon Primary School

St James’ C of E Primary Academy sits in a picturesque village that offers a wealth of history. The school was founded in 1857 and the original school building still stands and is now currently used as The Village Hall.

St James’ is a central point in the village of Longdon and offers many opportunities to unite the community. These opportunities range from Mayday celebrations, Remembrance Day and our Summer Fayre.

As a church school strong links exist with St James The Great Church in Longdon. Children enjoy partaking in monthly services as well as leading festivals such as Harvest, Christmas and Easter throughout the year.

The Christian ethos and community values are reflected in the ethos of learning and are echoed in our school motto, ‘Growing and Learning Together with Faith’.

St James’ is a happy, fun and caring place to work and learn and everyone ensures that all the children develop their life skills and reach their full potential.

For more information, see the school web pages.