Why choose Long Close School?

Long Close is a multi-cultural, co-educational, independent school for ages 2-16 years. We are proud to have been delivering an outstanding all round education for children in and around our local community for over 75 years. Here are some of the reasons why we think you should choose our school.

'Outstanding in all areas' SIS Inspection Report

Long Close School was graded ‘outstanding’ in all four areas of the latest SIS Inspection report: the quality of education; pupils’ personal development; safeguarding pupils’ welfare, health and safety; and leadership, management and governance.

Outstanding Nursery provision

Our Nursery was also graded ‘outstanding’ in all areas in its latest SIS inspection report. This is underpinned by our use of the Bristol Standards to support and improve the quality and effectiveness of our Early Years provision.

Excellent SATs and 11+ results

In 2016, 71% of all pupils in Year 6 achieved the expected standard in all three subjects compared with the national average of 53%. In mathematics, 87% reached the standard compared to a national average of 70%.

Achieving higher GCSE results

In 2016, 50% of our GCSE grades were at A* or A and 100% of pupils achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C. All students achieved an average of nearly half a grade higher in every subject than predicted by national norms.