Our school is located in the heart of Longnor, a picturesque Moorlands village, on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border. Longnor has had a school master since 1597, when he was paid in corn by the inhabitants of the township. Schooling has continued here ever since, with the present building dating from 1872.
The school works closely with a cluster of eight neighbouring rural schools as part of the Moorlands Rural Education Partnership.
Pupils attending our school are able to celebrate and enjoy our rich Moorlands environment and cultural heritage. We were the first school in the Peak District to sign up to the Peak District National Park’s Environmental Award – a rolling programme of environmental and conservational education delivered in partnership with the Peak Park Rangers.
The school is set in extensive grounds, which include a playing field marked with football pitch and/or athletics track; a tarmac play area marked for netball, tennis and other games; grassed play areas; and a fenced conservation area with a pond for nature observation. We have a multi-sensory outdoor classroom funded through the Breathing Spaces project.
Our school is accommodated in a one-storey building, comprising a multi-purpose school hall, three light and airy classrooms, a new, purpose-built Early Years learning facility and an administration area.