The School

Our school’s history in a timeline format.

24th May, 1962

School to be built at Hindsford

Local media announce that a £250,000 school will be built in the Hindsford area of Tyldesley on Printshop Lane.

24th May, 1962
7th March, 1964

Opening of School

Fred Longworth County Secondary School opens for the first time as girls only school.

7th March, 1964
29th August, 1973

Death of Sir Fred Longworth

Sir Fred Longworth dies, 29th August, 1973. 

29th August, 1973
1976

Change to comprehensive

School becomes a mixed gender comprehensive. Name changed to Fred Longworth High School.

1976
1997

Arts College Status

Fred Longworth High School is awarded Arts College status.

1997
1998

Science building extension

Science building is extended with extra classrooms.

1998
2002

Freddie’s in top 10

Fred Longworth High School is in the top 10% of schools in Britain in terms of performance.

2002
2008

Art block

Construction and opening of a purpose built Art block.

2008
2010

Outstanding School

Fred Longworth High School is judged an ‘Outstanding School’ by Ofsted. 

2010
2011

Inclusion Centre

Inclusion Centre built.

2011
2013

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Fred Longworth Nowt2Do extracurricular project is recipient of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

2013
2014

50th Anniversary

School celebrates its 50th anniversary with a number of events to mark the occasion. 

2014
2016

Flexible Learning Building

Construction and opening of the Flexible Learning Building.

2016
January, 2021

New building

Work begins on the demolition of our lower Humanities block. Construction of a new building takes place.

January, 2021
July, 2021

New Maths & Humanities Block

Our new building opens.

July, 2021