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Longridge Towers School.
Longridge Towers School.
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Set in the stunning Northumberland countryside, just outside Berwick and close to the Scottish border, Longridge Towers School has a very special atmosphere.

The school is the only independent co-educational day and boarding school in the county offering education for children from the age of three through to 18.

The school caters for a broad range of academic abilities. With the advantage of small class sizes and strong teaching, academic standards are extremely high and each individual pupil is nurtured to reach their full academic potential.

In 2014, sixth-formers achieved a 94% pass rate at A level, with slightly under 50% of the grades being A*-B. At GCSE, 83% of candidates gained five or more GCSE passes at Grades A*-C with 37% of passes at grades A* and A.

The next academic year is looking extremely promising for Longridge Towers School and its pupils, with several of the year groups now nearing or at capacity.

The school is currently part way through a project to install a fibre optic broadband link which will give a very quick internet connection, which is almost becoming a pre-requisite in education as more and more learning resources are available on the internet.

The new link will run directly from the school to the exchange in Berwick and will be complete by the summer. Further capital projects are currently being planned.

The Early Years Department is thriving, thanks to the introduction of Government-funded nursery and reception places, and registrations are now being taken for places as far in advance as September 2019.

Longridge Towers School has a fleet of nine minibuses which, in addition to two Perryman’s coaches, transport the youngsters to school from as far north as Dunbar and south to Beadnell, Alnwick, Powburn and Wooler.

Increased demand has led to the introduction of a service from St Boswells and the network extends to Coldingham, Greenlaw, Duns, Kelso, Hutton, Paxton and Coldstream.

Longridge Towers School is holding an open morning on Saturday, April 18, from 10am to noon. No appointment is necessary.

Families are welcome to visit Longridge Towers School at any time in order to fully experience all that it can offer.

To request a taster day, in which your child can experience first-hand being a Longridge Towers School pupil for a day, or to arrange a personalised visit, please contact the headmaster’s secretary on 01289 307584 or email

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