The History of Longdean School

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Longdean School came into existence in 1970 on the amalgamation of two schools, Apsley Grammar School and Bennett's End Secondary Modern. At the time, Longdean was the third largest comprehensive school in Hertfordshire. Apsley Grammar School was a state Grammar school in Hemel Hempstead founded in 1957 as part of the growth of the town after being designated as a new town and the need for new secondary school provision.

Although named for the nearby village of Apsley, the school is actually situated about one mile away in the Bennett's End district of the town. The school motto was Rejoice in Thy Youth, and this remains today.

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