Longspee Primary Academy is closed to all pupils on Monday 31st January 2022. This is an additional Bank Holiday in lieu of the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday (which falls within May half-term 2022)

Welcome to Longspee Academy Longspee Academy is part of the Ambitions Academies Trust and provides children with a caring learning environment in which they can flourish.

Success, success, success….

The team at Longspee Academy are totally committed to the vision that each and every pupil has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes for a healthy, positive and successful future.

Pupils benefit from an appropriately matched and nurturing learning environment with the consistency of a highly skilled staff team that provide a rich, relevant and engaging curriculum that inspires even the most reluctant of learners. In order for a child to reach their full potential, we identify and remove any barriers to their learning and work with them to build their self esteem.

Our Creative Curriculum, including opportunities for learning outside the classroom, develops a thirst for knowledge and a lifelong love of learning. As the children experience success their confidence grows, driving them forward and enabling them to make excellent academic progress.

The mantra “Happy, Safe, Progress” is understood and upheld by all stakeholders. Our pupils come to school eager to learn and do their best, while their parents/ carers trust in our commitment to their child’s future. Longspee staff work closely with parents/ carers and a broad range of multi agency partners to ensure that pupils realise their full potential.

As a member of the highly successful Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) we enjoy the added expertise of a team of national education experts and are part of a family of local schools striving to becoming Outstanding.

Of course we understand that starting a new school can be daunting, but we will work with you and your child to make the transition a smooth and enjoyable one.

We look forward to welcoming you to Longspee Academy.


Mr Gavin O’Connell



Quotes from Parents/Carers/Pupils

“Longspee Academy is fantastic, our grandson has improved 900%, without your help we wouldn’t know where to turn… We have never known anywhere where the staff are so friendly and interested… they always have time to help.”

“ Staff have confidence with the children.. My child spends a full day at school, in mainstream he only managed 1 hour.”

“All children are made to feel welcome and are not discriminated against.”

“He has his sense of humour back.”

“I feel Longspee is a good school, teachers and parents work well together – personally the school is great and has helped my child turn a corner.”

“The Academy is non judgemental. Very understanding of the children and their parents/carers.”

“The school not only supported my son but the whole family. Knowing that I could talk to staff was invaluable. It changed our whole family situation.”

“It feels like being at your friend’s house. Longspee team is like a family.”

“Our son has made great progress with his learning since coming to Longspee. He never coped in larger classes due to noise and other distractions. He has improved on so many levels on many subjects. Thank you”.

Quotes from Pupils

“Longspee is a brilliant school. It helps to support me with my learning and behaviour.”

“We go out on fun but educational trips.”

“Even though everyone has their ups and downs, Longspee staff help you control your behaviour so that you can move forward academically.”

“If you find it hard to concentrate in class, there are special rooms where you can do your work.”

“So overall, Longspee is a fabulous supportive school, and believes that every pupil is special in their own way.”

“I received the help and support I needed to be the boy I wanted to be.”


Thought of the week

Nelson Mandela Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.