Landscape and setting contribute significantly to the education of all children. The beautiful surroundings at Longridge Towers School extend to over eighty acres and contain the main school building, a magnificent Grade 2 listed Victorian mansion, and consist of woodland, lawns and playing fields. Facilities include a library, science laboratories, assembly hall, a specialist music room, a dedicated art studio, a design centre, a sports hall, rugby, hockey, cricket pitches, an athletics facility, and all-weather tennis courts. The recently upgraded computer network extends throughout the school. The Junior Department, with its own fully equipped playground, is housed next to the main school in two buildings, the latest of which was built in 2004. The Jerningham builiding, for our youngest pupils, has four classroom areas. Using inter-connecting doors, two very large teaching spaces can be created. The Stobo building incorporates six classrooms, changing facilities and a large Atrium.

 

 

The dramatic main building at the heart of the grounds was built in the 1880s by Lord Jerningham, the MP for Berwick upon Tweed, at great cost. Boldly, it incorporated the very latest technology, including a hydraulic lift and gas lighting to all parts of the main building. The portico to the building was probably built for a visit of the Prince of Wales - just to make sure he did not get wet when alighting from his coach. When Longridge Towers was completed, it was one of the largest private houses in Northumberland, and Lord Jerningham lived there until his death in the early 1920s. Lady Jerningham had died in 1902 and her statue on the Elizabethan town walls in Berwick upon Tweed two miles away, looks towards the school. The building was for a while a hotel before it became a convent school in 1949.  It remained as such until 1983, when Longridge Towers School as we now know it came into existence.

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Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
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