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Welcome to London Park Schools

A Fresh Approach to Education

Welcome to London Park Schools; London’s exciting new group of secondary schools that offer a dynamic and more personal approach to secondary education, within a warm, supportive, ethical, and forward-thinking community.

Our two 11-16 co-ed senior schools feed into one sixth form, thereby offering intimacy of experience, breadth of opportunity and the certainty of an excellent, fresh-thinking and modern all-through education from 11-18.

Our experiential approach ensures that learning is more relevant and exciting; our focus on problem solving and integrated learning makes it tangible and helps the development of critical thinking skills.

Our size provides the reassurance that each student is well known by every member of staff whilst also enabling a more agile approach to the innovations needed for the workplaces of the future.

Choosing a senior school is one of the most important decisions you will ever make for your child.  We want to make it as simple, straightforward, personal and enjoyable as possible.  We look forward to telling you more.

Welcome from the Principal

I am delighted to be the Principal of this exciting new group of schools which offer a new approach to secondary education in London; one that celebrates the process of learning, that focuses on the individual within a smaller, collaborative community and which looks ahead to the future whilst recognising and celebrating the importance of an ethical, sustainable, and forward-facing approach.

The need for a new model of secondary education has never been more apparent and it is time for schools to embrace more of the skill-sets that will be so critical for the work places of the future.  London Park Schools look forward and thanks to their agile approach, can design and deliver education that’s relevant for the workplaces of the future.  What’s more, we recognise the need for an approach that’s simpler, more straightforward and kinder to children when it comes to Admissions.  As smaller schools, our focus is on tailoring experiences to deliver more individual experiences within warm and supportive communities – all whilst embracing the benefits of being part of a larger group.
Together, each of the three London Park Schools will offer a model of secondary education that’s as dynamic, diverse, innovative, creative, and energising as London itself.

I look forward to telling you more.

Suzie Longstaff

Find Out More About Suzie

Suzie Longstaff joined London Park Schools as Principal in April 2023. Previously Head of Putney High School, GDST, one of London’s top day schools, Suzie brings 25 years of experience as an education leader to LPS. 

Before moving into education, Suzie had a successful rowing career, including coxing the British Olympic VIII at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and the Cambridge University ‘Goldie’ boat in the 1997 and 1998 Boat Races. 

With a degree in Economics from Durham, Suzie has a PGCE in Maths from Cambridge a Diploma in Computing from Oxford and an MA in Education from Bath. Her teaching career spans single sex, co-educational, day and boarding schools including Shiplake College, Kingston Grammar School and Putney High School, GDST, where she was Director of Sixth Form and Deputy Head Academic before becoming Headmistress in 2014. 

Suzie values sport, co-curricular activities, and community involvement as key to a rounded education and crucial in promoting good wellbeing in her students. She is a born leader who has established Putney High as one of the UK’s leading schools: it was graded excellent with ‘exceptional’ achievement in its last ISI inspection, ranked 5th for school sport nationally in 2020, shortlisted for the TES Independent Senior School of the Year 2022 and won a Gold Medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2021 for its ground-breaking research into the benefits of biophilia on wellbeing and academic performance. 

With her deep understanding of the London market, Suzie was named as one of the i25 innovators and influencers in education in 2019. 

The LPS Manifesto

A Breath of Fresh Air

At London Park Schools we believe in fresh thinking and a new approach to education.
We’re challenging outdated ideas to build a new and better way to inspire and engage young people through smaller and more personalised learning.
We bring together imagination and technology, experience and ideas, to champion children, and empower excellence in every form.
We’re championing a new generation of young thinkers, helping them enter the world as global citizens, thoughtful, articulate and kind.
Exams are part of the journey but not the destination.
We design big picture learning delivered with care. In an environment that delights us.
We are London Park Schools, a breath of fresh air.

Smaller Schools for bigger thinking

The LPS Manifesto film