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Congratulations to the Year 11 pupils of 2018-2019 who had the opportunity to attend the Longfield Academy Prom in June 2019. The prom, which was a huge success, was held at the beautiful Blackwell Grange Hotel in Darlington. Pupils arrived with their families and gathered together in the sunshine to have photographs taken and enjoy welcome drinks. Fantastic food preceded the speeches which were followed by the crowning of the Prom King and Prom Queen and a night of dancing. Our pupils looked amazing and, as always, did their school proud!!
Attendance Voucher Draw
At Longfield, we appreciate parents/carers who support excellent attendance throughout the school year.
Congratulations go to Mrs Bates and Mrs Firth, who each won a £50 Asda voucher at the end of last term.
Let’s do it again!
If your child achieves a minimum of 98% attendance between 4th September 2019 and 25th October 2019, you will be entered into a prize draw. Two lucky winners will each receive a £50 Asda voucher.
Thank you for your support and good luck everyone!
Congratulations to Layla Hall and Chloe West for securing their place on the U14 County Football Team. In the last academic year the girls travelled to Consett once a week for 6 weeks in order to try out for the team. 75 girls were cut to 25, and then the 25 were cut to 18 before both girls were selected for the final squad. It’s such an achievement and the girls should be so proud of themselves, well done!!
Longfield Pupil Enjoys European Success
A huge congratulations to Thomas Rayner who helped England become a top-20 hit at the European Youth Table Tennis Championships in the Czech Republic in July 2019. On top of this recent international success, Thomas has achieved a number of national and individual successes in the past couple of years. His talent and dedication are an inspiration to many young people and he should be very proud of his achievements, well done!
Longfield Academy triumphs with best GCSE results in years
STUDENTS and staff at Longfield Academy in Darlington are celebrating the school’s best GCSE results for years.
Nick Lindsay, Head of School, said: “Since becoming part of Swift Academies, Longfield Academy has triumphed in significantly improving pupils’ grades for the second year running, enabling the school to post its best set of results for a considerable time.
“I am delighted to see so many of our hard-working students achieving excellent results which will provide them with a solid foundation for future success as they embark on their exciting journey into adulthood.
“The school is extremely pleased with the performance of its students and wishes to thank parents, all school staff, and external agencies from the wider school community for their hard work and support. This partnership is making the school’s rapid journey towards excellence a reality.
“The passion from the community that Longfield serves has come to fruition and we look forward to continuing this exciting journey together.”
Twins Holly and Natasha Riddle had double cause for celebration after excelling in their exams.
Head Girl Holly achieved a top grade 9 in English Literature and 8’s in Maths, Biology and Chemistry and has an unusual ambition – to study to be a mortician. “I just think it would be a really interesting thing to do,” she said.
Her twin sister Natasha got 9’s in English Literature and Art, as well as 8’s in History, Maths, Religious Education, and English Language.
Hard-working Head Boy Harry, who was in school revising at 7.30am every morning in the run up to the exams, was also all smiles after achieving a top grade 9 in Maths, and 8’s in Geology, Religious Studies, Physics, and English Literature.
Tina is planning a career in medical research after achieving 9’s in Maths and Photography and 8’s in Biology, England Language and English Literature.
Oakley, who hopes to be an architect, was another star pupil, gaining 9’s in Maths and Physics and 8’s in Geology, Chemistry, English and Biology.
Raisa also performed well, scoring six 8’s in Maths, Religious Education, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
As well as academic success, Holly, Natasha, Harry and Tina have also shown that the spirit of good citizenship is alive and well at Longfield.
They have all spent the summer working towards their National Citizen Service certificates, which involved carrying out invaluable work in the Defoe Court Care Home in Newton Aycliffe.
Their work included creating a mural, nurturing a vegetable patch, renovating gardens, running bingo sessions and quizzes, and preparing afternoon teas.