The Langley Academy Primary - "Outstanding" Ofsted 2018

Class Names


Class Names

As the school grows year groups will be referred to by a given attribute. Throughout the year children will learn more about the person that their class is named after.



Nursery are our youngest pupils, therefore they are referred to as ‘Pioneers’.


Morning Nursery is named Edwards: After Tracy Edwards MBE, who in 1989, skippered the first all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. Finishing second, they hold the record for the best result since 1977, the best ever result for an all-female crew and she was the first woman to be awarded Yachtsman of the Year.


Afternoon Nursery is named Peake: After Tim Peake, the first British astronaut to go on board the International Space Station, bearing a British flag patch. He is the first British person to fly into spaces without a private contract or foreign citizenship and the first Brit to participate in a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS). He was the first man to run the London Marathon from ISS treadmill.



In Reception, we want children to feel confident to be able to explore the world around them. Therefore, our Reception classes are named after Explorers, the three classes are: Cook, Hendrickson, Scott


Cook: Is named after James Cook, who was a navigator, naval captain and explorer. He discovered and charted New Zealand and Great Barrier Reef. He helped provide information for the first accurate map of the Pacific.


Hendrickson: Is named after Sue Hendrickson, who is a self-taught fossil hunter, marine archaeologist, adventurer and explorer. In 1990, she found the largest and most complete T-Rex to date. She has also found important fossils, artefacts, and shipwrecks around the world.


Scott: Is named after Robert Scott, better known as “Scott of the Antarctic”. He was a British Naval Officer and Explorer, who was determined to be the first person to reach the South Pole. Despite a difficult journey, he made it to the South Pole, only to find a Norwegian crew had beaten him there.


Year 1

Dyson: Is named after James Dyson, the British inventor, designer and founder of the Dyson company. He is best known for the inventor of the cyclone bag-less vacuum cleaner. It took 5 years to design the vacuum cleaner and he had to set up his own company due to the UK market being unwilling to purchase his invention.


Braille: Is named after Louis Braille, the creator. Braille lost his eyesight due to a childhood accident. At the age of 15, he developed a code for the French alphabet. Braille characters are small rectangular blocks, which have raised dots. The arrangement of dots distinguish one character from another. Braille is read with the fingers rather than eyes. It can be used to read and write almost anything.


Hopper: Is named after Grace Hopper, an American computer scientist who led the development of COBOL – a high-level computing programming language. In 1928, she graduated in mathematics and physics. She developed a working computer, then went on to develop COBOL: In the 1950s a language that resembles English language rather than code. COBOL is still in use today.

Year 2

We want the children to appreciate that there are many forms of success and all subjects can unleash hidden potential. With this in mind, our Year 2 classes are named after 3 talented craftsmen. Each defined their own style and had the courage to follow their dreams; this attribute will help to empower our children to become the ‘best they can be’.


Da Vinci: Is named after the famous Italian artist, Leonardo Da Vinci. He was famous for painting portraits – including the ‘Mona Lisa’. As well as his art he is famous for many other sketches, including anatomy, flight, gravity and many other themes. This earned him the title of being a scientific engineer. His sketches show the understanding of the world through art.


Gaudi: Is named after Antoni Gaudi, a Spanish architect. His works are greatly influenced by nature. Much of his work can be seen in Catalonia, Spain. Gaudi was very innovative, incorporating vibrant colour and geometry, his style literally changed the style of architecture and building techniques. His buildings still seem very unique.


Morris: Is named after William Morris, an English designer. He became particularly interested in interior design and furnishings as he wanted to decorate his own home. Following on from his personal success, he opened a business specialising in creating domestic furnishings, including embroidery, furniture, tiles and wallpaper. Morris also wrote and published poetry, moreover he founded a publishing house.