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Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to our Lonsdale School website. Every one of us at Lonsdale is enormously proud of our school; what it stands for and all that our pupils achieve.

Lonsdale is a vibrant, happy and flourishing place to be. People sometimes ask us what’s the secret? But we don’t see it like that. For all of us who learn, teach and work here, three things in particular matter-  belief, ambition and community.

Belief, because we share a vision that shapes each day – to be a safe, caring and open school for each and every one of our pupils, whatever their needs.

Ambition, because we want everyone to reach beyond what they think they can do, to grow and develop throughout their time with us; so that they go on to the next stage of their lives as confident, outward-looking young people who believe in themselves and what they can achieve.

Community, because that’s what gives us our identity. Everyone belongs to the Lonsdale family. We learn from each other, we listen and support one another. Pupils, staff and parents work together. That’s how we provide so many exciting opportunities; that’s what gives us the confidence to do so much.

We’re even more proud of the fact that we can offer our pupils such a diverse, interesting and well-taught curriculum and that our older students take GCSE and BTEC courses which lead them on to college places and higher education.

And we don’t neglect sport and the arts. We’re a National Wheelchair Hub school and Youth Sport Trust Innovation school, we have links with arts organisations and we take our pupils out of school to learn take part and contribute to the world around them.

We want to ensure that Lonsdale’s pupils have skills and qualifications, that they are resilient and that they have the confidence to take on the many opportunities that lie ahead of them. Lonsdale – learning for life!

So this is my invitation to take a longer look at our website to see what makes us who we are. And even better, perhaps to come and visit us.

Annemari Ottridge
Headteacher