Not too many years ago the vast majority of secondary schools in the UK didn’t have school proms.

If students were lucky, the teachers organised a simple school disco in the gym at the end of term. But these days, proms are big news in Britain’s schools and have rapidly become a great way to celebrate at the end of the school year.

The whole idea of a prom is to have fun with your school friends and celebrate your time and achievements at school – and that’s exactly what students and teachers from Longdendale High School experienced recently, when their Year 11 students and teaching staff celebrated the conclusion to a magnificent five years at high school.

Following on from an emotional ‘Leavers’ Assembly’ in the morning, The White Hart Inn at Lydgate was full of great looking young men and women celebrating their final Longdendale High School day together.

As well as speeches, awards and good food, the students were entertained with opportunities to win prizes and dancing the night away until midnight – with barely room to move on the dance floor!

The amazing atmosphere and the way the year group celebrated together was a fitting end to their Longdendale High School careers and their journey into being young adults.

Mrs Moffat, Longdendale High School’s Learning Leader said, “We are immensely proud of them all and look forward to seeing them again for their results day in August where we’ll celebrate all their hard work this year.”