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Longhill High School A Specialist Technology College
Falmer Road, Rottingdean, BN2 7FR, UK Brighton
+44 (0)1273 304086

Welcome to Longhill - A Specialist Technology College

Mr Haydn Stride, Headteacher
Longhill High School became a specialist technology college in September 2003. It received a DfES award as a most improved school in 1998 and won the schools achievement award in 2000. The school serves a wide geographical area including Rottingdean and the surrounding villages and a minority of students travel from East Brighton. It is over-subscribed.

The school provides services for the local community, technical support for primary school computers and has a joint use Leisure Centre opened in 2005.

Photograph right courtesy The Argus

Prospective Parents

Headteacher Geoffrey EllisThank you for your interest in Longhill High School. We are an 11-16 school of 1200 students  with a reputation within the community for high standards and academic success.

Longhill is a specialist Technology College, offering enhanced activities and equipment in Information Technology, Design Technology, Maths and Science. These new initiatives will assist Longhill in its vision of becoming a Centre of Excellence as an Information and Technology College, expanding the educational opportunities for all its students across all areas of the curriculum. Longhill aims to become the hub of a community partnership in providing a Learning Centre for the Community of Rottingdean, Woodingdean, Ovingdean and Saltdean.

This has been further enhanced with the opening of a large community Sports Hall and Fitness Centre.

I believe that these exciting developments mark the beginning of even more success for Longhill students.

We pride ourselves on our provision of quality education. This is founded on high quality relationships, leading to good teaching and learning in a well-resourced environment. We aspire to excellence in all that we do.

In preparing citizens for the 21st century, Longhill provides opportunities and challenges to enable all students to achieve their potential. In partnership, everyone is encouraged to contribute to the developing success of our school.

As a professional organisation we insist on high standards of behaviour, discipline and uniform. Our experienced and well qualified staff recognise the importance of maintaining these standards. Our programme of pastoral support provides individual targets and guidance for each student throughout their school career.

Through mutual respect and support, developed by enjoying learning together, we aim to provide quality education for the whole community.

This can only give you a flavour of the individuality of Longhill High School. If you want to know more come and see us in action.

Geoffrey Ellis BA (Oxon), MBA, FRSA


Here are guides to the School Curriculum.

They are provided as PDF files. Most computers will be able to open these. You will require Adobe Reader which is freely available from

Year 7 (2.3MB PDF)

Year 8 (2.4MB PDF)

Year 9 (2.4MB PDF)


Longhill School has a strict uniform policy.

Years 7 – 10 (Boys)

  • Plain black trousers
  • White polo shirt with embroidered school badge
  • Navy (V neck) pullover with embroidered school badge
  • Sensible black shoes
  • Plain dark socks

Years 7 – 10 (Girls)

  • Plain black knee length skirt or plain black tailored trousers
  • White polo shirt with embroidered school badge
  • Navy (V neck) pullover with embroidered school badge
  • Sensible black shoes
  • White socks

Physical Education (Boys and Girls)

  • Reversible rugby shirt
  • White polo shirt with blue collar and school badge (available from Logo Sports)
  • or plain white T shirt
  • Navy shorts
  • Trainers or plimsolls
  • Football boots
  • Navy football socks
  • White socks
  • Shin pads
  • Towel for showers

Only smart ankle length trousers are accepted as uniform. Cords, jeans, denims, tracksuit
bottoms, clam-diggers, pedal pushers, or baggies are not acceptable for boys or girls.

Navy blue pullovers with the embroidered school badge, rugby shirts and white polo shirts
with embroidered school badge can only be bought from the school (Student Services).
The pullovers cost from £10.00 - £14.00. Rugby shirts are £20.00 each. Polo shirts are
£6.50 each.

Trainers, sports or canvas shoes are not acceptable. (For safety reasons we do not allow
open sandals or shoes). Outside coats should be sensible; leather or denim coats are not


Year 11

  • Year 11 students wear plain black jumpers, trousers or knee length skirts
  • Year 11 students wear a black polo shirt with embroidered school badge
  • Year 11 prefects wear a prefect badge.

Students incorrectly dressed will be sent to the Behaviour and Attendance Co-ordinators.


Longhill and its surrounding organisations offer several schemes to students to provide them with help and advice in all aspects of their lives. Details of these services can be found here. Also see the "Signposts" section for links to other organisations there to help you.

Your Mentor

Your mentor is there to help and support you. If they are unable to help you directly, they will know who you should speak to. 

Woodingdean Youth Advice

Youth Workers, Donna Belinda and Helen, will be available to talk to students around the school during lunch time break on Thursdays.  They will be wearing black hoodies and ID badges.  They will be providing information, support and advice on a range of issues.  They will be informing students about the Youth Service in the areas and what is going on for young people.

Year 11 Drop-In

If you were unhappy about your Mock examination results and want to do something about it, come along to the Year 11 Drop-In after school in the Library on Mondays 3:00 – 4:30pm.

This Drop-In was designed to be a place where Year 11’s can come and listen to some music, have a drink and a biscuit and socialize, as well as offering an opportunity for an informal chat with the KS4 Learning Mentors Elaine Lambrechts and Mark Brady.

We can offer practical help and tips on how help  “Turn Around” your exam results.

All is not lost but you need to take action now if you want to make a difference to your final results.

We will also be available in A25 every Tuesday and Thursday after school for anyone wanting to catch up on coursework etc.


Students are encouraged to take part in any of the following extra curricular activities. All events take place straight after school unless otherwise stated. Students should speak to the member of staff running the activity if they would like to attend.

Activity Year Group Where/When
Boys Rugby
Year 10 and 11
Tuesday after school
Boys Rugby
Year 7, 8 and 9
Thursday after school
Girls Rugby
Year 7, 8 and 9
Wednesday after school
Boys Football Year 8
Tuesday after school
Boys Football
Year 7
Wednesday after school
Boys Football Year 9, 10 and 11
Thursday after school
Girls Football
Year 7 and 8
Tuesday after school
Girls Football Year 9, 10 and 11
Thursday after school
Year 10 and 11
Tuesday after school
Year 7, 8 and 9
Thursday after school
Year 9
Tuesday after school
Year 7 and 8
Wednesday after school
GCSE Dance
Year 10 and 11
Thursday after school
Basketball Year 7, 8 and 9 Wednesday after school
Volleyball Year 11
Friday after school
 Year 8, 9, 10 and 11 Thursday after school
 Drama Club
Year 7, 8 and 9
Wednesday after school
 Homework Club
All years

Lunch time club in A37 for all students
who need help and support with  

 Year 7 Social Club
Year 7
Mondays and Thursday from 1.05pm in B112
String Group
all welcome
Monday 8.15 - 8.40
 Choir Year 8, 9, 10 and 11
Tuesday 8.15 - 8.40
 Choir Year 7
Wednesday 8.15 - 8.40
 Jazz Band
 all welcome
 Thursday 8.15 -8.40 and Thursday lunchtime
 African Drumming
Monday lunchtime
 African Drumming
Tuesday lunchtime
 Wind Instruments all welcome
Friday 8.15 - 8.40
 Small band Jazz Workshop
all welcome
Friday 2.45pm


Lunchtime Sports with PE Departments 

Table Tennis
all welcome Monday lunchtime
Basketball Year 10 and 11
Wednesday lunchtime
GCSE Dance
Year 10 and 11
Thursday lunchtime
 Table Tennis all welcome
Friday lunchtime 

Lunchtime Sports Activities 

All students welcome. Just turn up in the Sports Hall at 1:00pm

Day Boys / Girls Year Activity
Girls  10 Fitness Suite
   Boys 11
Sports Hall
Tuesday Girls 8
   Boys 7
Sports Hall 
Girls 11 Fitness Suite
   Boys 8
Sports Hall
Thursday Girls 7
   Boys 9
Sports Hall
9 Fitness Suite
   Boys 10 
Sports Halll

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