Welcome to Longfield 

KS2/KS3 Transition

This section of our school website is dedicated to all things linked to KS2 – KS3 Transition.  

Our curriculum encompasses the ‘two-hands’: the academic hand and the welfare hand. The two hands blend together to support, secure and create happiness within each pupil to allow personal success to enhance personal qualities, employability skills and cultural capital.  

Please take a look at the Longfield Learning Station tab within this pageIt details information regarding lessons, homework and our exciting Above and Beyond: Rising Stars programme. For information regarding Emotional Wellbeing, Safeguarding and pastoral issues, please visit the Welfare@Longfield tab. Both pages have booklets, videos and links for you to explore.  

The Longfield Way is our KS2-3 Transition programme. This programme covers everything you and your child need to know before joining Longfield. You will discover a range of information from who your Form Tutor might be, to how we reward our pupils, to picking up practical tips and guidance, such as how to pay for school lunches / refreshments. The initial ‘WeAreLongfield’ lessons will also be dedicated to learning how to do things ‘The Longfield Way’ 

If your child has any special educational needs (SEND) and you require any help or support during this transition period, please visit our SEND Transition tab for advice and guidance.  

Our FAQ and Useful Links segment, answers some of the more common questions that are asked regarding moving from primary to secondary school. Here you will find ‘Parent FAQ’s’ and ‘Pupil FAQ’s’, along with a number of links that you may find useful when preparing to join our community. 

Thank you for visiting the Transition pagewe hope you enjoy exploring our website. If you have any further questions, please email: transition@longfield.swiftacademies.org.uk 


Welcome from the Head of Year 7
Welcome to Longfield…Year 7!

I am delighted to say I will be leading you throughout your time here. The transition from being the oldest in Primary School, to being new in Secondary school can be daunting, but this experience is also exciting! You will develop both personally and academically throughout your time here and build relationships that will help this. Your time at Longfield will help shape you as a person and I will support you every step of the way!

Parents/carers – welcome to our Longfield community! My role as Head of Year is to make your child feel safe and happy in their new setting. I am here for advice, support and will be a friendly face. You can contact me for emotional support, academic support, and everything in-between. I look forward to getting to know you and joining you in your child’s journey throughout secondary school.

Mrs Kat Davies

Head of Year 7

For information about or school uniform and how to purchase, please click here

Virtual Classrooms

Click on the images below to explore Longfield via our exciting ‘Virtual Classrooms’. In each classroom you will find videos, information and examples of what you may experience in each of our curriculum areas. To watch a short tour of each department, click the link on the interactive board in the classroom.

Every virtual classroom has up to sixteen links with information on areas such as homework, careers, our ‘Golden Threads’ and whole school strategies. We do hope you enjoy looking around Longfield. Please do not forget to visit all areas of the school. 

Example of a Virtual Classroom


Meal Deals

A two-course meal deal costs £2.20 and consists of:  A hot meal or sandwich + cake or biscuit + carton drink OR Pasta or Panini + biscuit + carton drink. For a list of food and prices, please click here and for a sample 3-week menu, please click here 

Contact Us

Longfield Academy
Longfield Road
Co Durham

T: +44 01325 380815 / 01325 380816
E: enquiries@longfield.swiftacademies.org.uk