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Dear Parent,


I am delighted that you are considering a place at Langdale School for your child.


Langdale is a small and friendly school with a distinctive and special family feel. With small class sizes of no more than 18 and a generous staff to pupil ratio we can offer individualised attention and a bespoke learning experience. All adults and children get to know each other really well and form lasting bonds. We find that as a result children have the high levels of confidence and self-esteem they need to do well in school. Langdale is non-selective and yet we have consistently high standards of learning and achievement. Our exciting curriculum, specialist input for Music, Science and Speech and Drama, alongside state of the art technology mean that we can really inspire children to be the best that they can be.


Langdale prides itself on being a happy school. We have a team of highly skilled and enthusiastic staff who love being a part of our successful family. As Langdale Free School we are delighted to be able to bring the high standards, family values, ethos and aspirations engrained in our 94 year history and traditions to the whole school community.


Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and we also offer “taster” sessions to all prospective pupils. I look forward to meeting you personally in the near future.


Kind Regards


Martin McElhone

Interim Headmaster



At 8.45 on the 5th Sept 2013 the gates of Langdale Free School opened for the first time ever. 101 excited children and their parents spilled into the playgrounds. The air was filled with anticipation and last minute reassurances to have a fantastic day.


Follow us inside-what do you see? What do you hear? What do you feel? : a vibrant learning environment, excited voices, a warm welcome and a love of learning. Langdale School is a great school. Carol Stallard is the principal of Langdale Free School and proud to be so.


Langdale School, previously an Independent School in Bispham received the news in August 2013 that their funding agreement with the government had been agreed by Lord Nash, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools.


This means that the school, which was previously  fee-paying, is now accessible for free to the whole community. Class sizes of only 18 mean that children receive a lot of individual attention benefiting both their self-esteem and learning outcomes.


Admissions for  Reception places for September 2017 is now open and parents  can apply for school places for  through the local authority.


Principal Carol Stallard said “ We are so excited to become Blackpool’s first Free School Langdale is a unique school, with a happy, family feel and outstanding results. My whole team have worked hard to make this happen and I am thrilled that we can now realise the dream to bring the high standards, family values, ethos and aspirations ingrained in Langdale’s 92-year history and traditions to the whole local community, regardless of their financial circumstance.”


 Chair of Governors, Richard Rendell, feels that “this now gives the parents and children of Blackpool the choice of small classes, where children benefit from the family atmosphere and individualised learning.”


Paul Maynard, MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys said  “I wish Langdale Free School all the best going into the future. This is indeed a good day for Blackpool and the education of countless boys and girls. Langdale has had a first rate reputation as educators and long may that continue as a Free School.”