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Long Close School is Slough's only independent school providing an outstanding education for boys and girls age 2-16 years.

Welcome to Long Close – Private School in Berkshire

Long Close is Slough’s only Independent School for boys and girls aged 2-16 years. For the past 80 years, the School has gained a reputation for outstanding academic results and established itself as the preferred choice for parents who want a school that is small enough to provide a nurturing environment, yet large enough to offer a diverse range of opportunities. Pupils are happy being at school and make outstanding progress, whilst being inspired to become the very best versions of themselves.

Our Admissions department provides a variety of opportunities to visit the school and meet with our Headteacher, as well as other Heads of School. Please get in touch to find out more.

Happy and motivated students

At Long Close, we prize academic ambition and the development of character in equal measure.  Our curriculum is therefore carefully crafted to provide children with opportunities that challenge them in the classroom and beyond.

School Nursery - learning in and out of the classroom

In Little Long Close, learning starts at two years. Our child-led approach to learning places children’s interests at the heart of the curriculum, producing exceptional results. By the end of Reception, 90% of children are working above, or at, the expected level of development in Reading and Writing.

Top Prep School Results

We embed the 11+ Curriculum from Year 1, alongside a curriculum of length and breadth, to provide pupils with a rounded education. Our regular GL Assessments, and intervention programme, ensure every child experiences the joy of progress.

Excellent GCSE results

Exam results are one important measure of a school’s performance and we are proud to report consistently top grades which enable students to go on to selective Sixth Forms. In 2020, 100% of our students achieved Grade 5 or above in GCSE English and Maths.

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