Our Vision

We are Longhill, a learning community: students, staff, and families; together and individually.

Longhill’s commitment to you:
As part of the Longhill community you should feel

  • Respected and valued as an individual
  • Able to challenge yourself and others in a safe and supportive fashion
  • Safe and cared for
  • Enabled to learn new things
  • Your achievements and successes are recognised and celebrated
  • That others have high expectations of you and will support you to be the best you can



Meet Our New Headteacher in the Summer Half Term Newsletter

It’s been another busy half term and now the exam season is in full swing.  Please take a look at the latest newsletter which begins with an interview with our new Headteacher, Kate Williams. Longhill’s new Headteacher, Kate Williams, will be joining us after the half term holiday on 6th June.  We thought that our [more]


It’s an “A” for Attendance at Longhill!

Longhill High School celebrates the lowest Secondary Persistent Absence rate in the City of Brighton & Hove!   As you may be aware, the Department of Education gathers data on school attendance, but also on “Persistent Absence”.  The current definition means that any student whose attendance is below 90% for the year is classified as [more]


Peer Mentors Attend Final Workshop

Every year, a group of Year 8 students apply to become part of Longhill’s Peer Mentor Programme, which aims to help nominated primary school children with their transition into life at senior school. After a 6-week training programme, the Peer Mentors consolidate everything they’ve learnt by going away for a whole-day workshop at the Woodingdean [more]

ESFA U16 CUP feature pic 2016

Under 16s Triumph in National Final

It was a fantastic week for Sussex schools football last week, with national wins for both the under 18s and under 16s teams, with Longhill student Alfie Rogers securing victory for the under 16s in the closing minutes of the match. The Under 16s manager is Longhill PE teacher Aran Hawkins.  Mr Hawkins said that [more]

Young Leaders Brighton

Senior Brighton Students Become Young Leaders

Six senior Longhill students have just completed seven months as part of the Active Change Foundation’s Young Leaders Programme. The Programme enables young people to explore a cause that they feel passionate about through workshops, community events and a residential course. Its aim is to teach leadership skills and critical thinking to enable them to [more]

Sailing 1

Jamie Makes a Splash!

Year 11 student Jamie Smith is well and truly making a splash in the sailing world after recently winning the Sussex ‘Most Improved Sportsman’ award.  “Jamie is a really great sportsman”, said student mentor Aran Hawkins, “And we’re all extremely proud of him.” Jamie, who is a Year 11 Spencer House student at Longhill, belongs [more]

Rachel Waite Marathon

Business Studies Head Runs for Rainbow

Rachel Waite, Head of Business Studies at Longhill High School, ran the race of her life yesterday, by completing the gruelling London Marathon in just over 5 hours.  Not one to do things by halves, Mrs Waite had never run a marathon before, although she had always wanted to, so London had to be the [more]

Ofsted Inspection Report Summary

The report for Longhill’s recent Ofsted inspection has now been received and, as identified in the school’s own self-evaluation, the overall judgement has remained that the school “Requires Improvement”. The report, however, is clear about the improvements the school has made since its last inspection and identifies many significant strengths. These include: there is much [more]