It’s been all change at Longhill High School this term as students settle into school for an exciting new academic year.
Firstly, there’s a brand new, super-smart uniform for students across the school. The stylish and practical uniform includes a navy blue blazer for boys and girls, which bears the traditional Sussex-themed Longhill High School crest. White shirts with collars will now be worn by all students, with a tie coloured to denote their year group. There are charcoal grey trousers, skirts and tailored shorts available to all students, giving them choice and flexibility when it comes to personal preferences and warmer weather.
Students are enthusiastic about the new uniform. “I wasn’t sure at first about wearing a blazer, but I think it will be warmer for us in winter. I’ve never tied a tie before, but after a couple of tries it was easy and I think it looks good.”
Headteacher Kate Williams explained, “We are keen to encourage a gender-neutral uniform, which promotes and inspires pride and commitment to something greater than oneself. Longhill High school is on a journey of improvement and this is just one small part of the journey.”
Not only is every student in a brand new uniform, but every student will also be part of a brand new House system in the school too.
Kate Williams commented, “Longhill High School is extremely fortunate to have such a fabulous location, situated as we are between the Downs and the sea on the edge of Brighton and Hove. We felt that the diversity and vibrancy of the City, which has such a rich history, should be reflected in our formulation of a new House system.”
She went on to explain, “We will have 8 mentor groups, each of which is identified by a year and a letter, spelling out the word BRIGHTON. These mentor groups are then divided into four Houses which are named Brighton Pavilion, Brighton Lanes, Brighton Dome and Brighton Pier. We feel sure that students and staff will be able to identify with these iconic local landmarks.”
“We are extremely keen for our students to take a pride in their City and they have already been involved in the formulation of this new system by helping to design the new House logos. It’s a very exciting time for us here at Longhill High and we are all looking forward to a fantastic year ahead.”