School Production 2nd, 3rd and 4th April 2019

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat—tickets now on sale

Joseph Rehearsal schedule can be found HERE

WANTED: white sheets, curtains / curtain fabric,  2 sets of Angel Wings and Halo’s, a crook for Joseph if you are able to donate any of these please leave at the office. Thank you.

Joseph CAST—please see the costume information from Mrs Pimm, HERE

Mrs G Pimm if you are able to donate any of the above or offer your services.

Thank you.

New Headteacher Announced – Message from the Chair of Governors

Dear Students, Parents and Carers,

The Governors of Langtree School are delighted to confirm that, following a rigorous two-day interview process over the past week, we have unanimously decided to appoint our current Acting Head, Mr Simon Bamford, as the permanent Headteacher of Langtree, with immediate effect.

We are extremely grateful to the staff and students of the school for all their input and support during the interview process, and would like to express our warm congratulations to Simon!

With warm regards,

Jan Seal-Roberts

Chair of Governors

October 2018






Students, staff and governors are celebrating yet another excellent year of GCSE results at Langtree School. In a year in which the new 9 – 1 GCSE specifications have been adopted in almost all subjects, results at Langtree remained consistently high even in the context of students taking the more challenging examinations, and the Class of 2018 secured exceptional results which matched the best the school has ever known.

The 2018 cohort is the largest the school has ever taken through to the final examinations in Year 11, with 137 students in the year group. Overall, 77% of students achieved the Basics Measure of English and Mathematics at level 4 or above, and over half did so at level 5 or above. This measure alone equals the very best basics measure the school has ever achieved.

Furthermore, 74% of the cohort secured at least five GCSE passes at 9 – 4 including English and Maths, which represents the second best measure the school has ever achieved, even with the introduction of the new, more challenging examinations.

The proportion of the cohort eligible for the EBacc and who achieved the measure was 72% with standard passes at level 4 and above, and 56% with strong passes at level 5 and above. Attainment 8 score was in line with previous high levels at 51, and the Progress 8 score was an extremely pleasing positive score of +0.29, which indicates that overall, students at Langtree achieved on average almost one third of a grade higher than expected in their GCSE subjects.

At the top end of the ability range, results were consistent with previous years of excellent outcomes. 26% of all grades were awarded at 9 – 7, the equivalent of A*/A. Amongst the high flyers in the year group were Hazel Drury, Maddy Warren, Laurie Stevenson, Oscar Hewlett, Alex Ostridge, Saoirse Coveney, Erin Varnes, Ben Stodolnic, Laura Ogden, Craig Moran, Jessica Li, Mungo Leveroni and Tom Canning, all of whom achieved 8 or more GCSE passes at level 7 – 9, which are equivalent to the old A* and A grades. One student of particular note is Erin Varnes, who secured three nines in the core subjects of English Language, English Literature and Mathematics.

Outgoing Headteacher Rick Holroyd was keen to praise the efforts of students and staff alike.

‘These excellent GCSE results are a just reflection of the hard work put in by students and staff over many months at Langtree School. Yet again, the staff have gone above and beyond to help the students prepare for these very challenging examinations, and our students have responded by working very hard indeed.

Many thanks are due as well to our very loyal parents, who have supported their children and the school throughout the whole process.

Most importantly however, these excellent results will ensure successful progression for so many of our students onto their chosen pathways for post 16 courses and, on behalf of all the staff, I wish our students every success with the next phase of their education.’

Langtree School Friday 2nd March 2018

Message from Mr Holroyd – posted 02/03/2018 at 10.50am

Dear Parents/Carers

I am extremely sorry for the inconvenience caused by my decision to close the school today. I fully appreciate that most of you will need to be in work yourselves, and I do appreciate the difficulty school closures cause in this regard. Many thanks in advance for your understanding.

However, travel conditions in the local area were simply not safe earlier this morning and when coach companies are reluctant to take to the roads, we have to take note of that.

In addition, the site is quite unsafe as the snow has frozen to ice overnight on all pathways.

I have asked staff to work from home today and the first priority is the setting of homework for all students via Show My Homework. Consequently, I can see already that a good deal has been posted. Your sons and daughters will clearly have plenty to do to keep them up to date with their studies, if not today then certainly over the weekend.

I hope that, in these difficult circumstances at least, this facility will help all our students to keep ‘Putting Learning First’ even when the school building is not accessible.

We sincerely hope to be open on Monday as usual. Please look out for further updates over the weekend on the school website.

Kind Regards,

​Mr ​Holroyd