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Welcome letter from Head Teacher
Dear Parents, Carers and members of the wider community
Welcome to Long Meadow School. We are proud to serve the community of Shenley Brook End and Westcroft by providing a modern and exciting purpose-built school for children and their families.
Long Meadow School is a community school, situated in a growing area on the west flank of the city. The school is designed for children from age 4+ (Early Years/Reception) to age 11 (Year 6). The admission of pupils is organised by Milton Keynes Council to try to ensure there is a managed procedure so that new families moving into the area have an opportunity to attend their local school.
It is a great privilege for me to have the opportunity to lead a team of talented, professional and dedicated staff who aim to create a school in which every pupil will flourish in a caring, happy environment. Our staff really do care for the children and they develop strong and meaningful relationships with them.
We have high expectations of every one of our children. Our ethos is to teach children to take responsibility for their actions, their environment, and most importantly, for their learning. Children are taught the values that help them become confident, resilient and caring individuals and successful members of society. We are a caring community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. Teachers harness children’s natural curiosity and desire to learn, making learning stimulating and enjoyable. We support all children at an individual level, whatever their learning strengths and needs.
We strongly believe in the importance of developing a supportive partnership between home and school. This is essential if children are to achieve their full potential and to grow as individuals. Working together, we can help your child to develop the skills that they will need in later life. We want all of our children to be happy, confident learners and to aim high!
Our community is warm and vibrant. We provide a caring and secure environment in which children are valued as individuals and where they can develop an appreciation of the cultures and beliefs of others in our school community and beyond..
We hope our website will answer many of your questions but should you have further queries, please telephone, email or visit the school – you will be most welcome. We hope that you will share our ambitions and aspirations for your children.
We invite you to come and visit us and we would be delighted to arrange a suitably convenient time for you to see at first hand how we work, as well as the modern facilities we can offer your child. We aim to provide a happy and secure school life for the children at Long Meadow School.
Philip Gray – Headteacher