About The School
Longvernal is a perfect site for Outdoor Learning. Our unusual name comes from the Saxon word 'vernal' meaning field, and the area was formerly an apple orchard, occupied by dozens of green woodpeckers. The orchard is gone, but the woodpeckers remain, flitting around our sports field!
The field today is used for a variety of team games, sports fixtures and PE, not to mention cartwheels and daisy chain production during play times when the weather is fine!
We also have a superb all weather Play Park, which is loved by our children. The school, built in 1976, is typical of the design favoured at the time, with classrooms arranged around a central courtyard and we do our utmost to be creative with our use of the space, internally and externally to enhance our outdoor curriculum.