Long Close is a school where academic excellence is nurtured and achieved. Our outstanding teachers give individual attention to every pupil, setting the bar higher than would be expected nationally, and instilling a strong work ethic that brings richly deserved results.
LONG CLOSE CELEBRATES 2021 GCSE RESULTS
We, at Long Close School are delighted to be celebrating alongside our Year 11 pupils an outstanding set of GCSE results.
Having weathered a challenging 18 months, pupils at Long Close have shown that they are capable of achieving great things. 100% of students achieved Grade 5 and above in English and Mathematics and an equally impressive 86% of pupils achieved Grade 6 and above in all subjects (national average – 43.0%). 94% of pupils secured a Grade 7 or above (national average 28.5%), with 56% achieving Grades 8 and 9.
Our results this year once again compare very strongly to the excellent track record that the school has established in GCSE achievement, and we have performed significantly above the national average in all areas. Other highlights include:
72% pupils achieved Grade 7 and above compared to the nation average of 22.0%
45% pupils achieved Grade 8 and above compared to the nation average of 11.3%
67% pupils achieved Grade 7 and above compared to the nation average of 20.6%
44% pupils achieved Grade 8 and above compared to the nation average of 11.6%
100% students achieved Grade 6 and above in all Chemistry, Biology and Physics
89% students achieved Grade 7 and above in Biology compared to the nation average of 55.8%
89% achieved Grade 7 and above in Chemistry compared to the nation average of 54.6%
83% achieved Grade 7 and above in Physics compared to the nation average of 55.3%
Other key achievements include:
50% of students achieved Grade 9 in one or more GCSEs
56% of students achieved Grade 8 in one or more GCSEs
100% of pupils took 10 GCSEs
We are incredibly proud of all the effort that our pupils have put into their studies and know that the strong academic performance across a wide range of subjects will enable them to progress towards their first choice destination for A level study with confidence.
100% of our pupils gained entry into their post-16 destination of choice.
78% of pupils will continue their journey in a selective grammar school including: St Bernard’s, Burnham Grammar, Upton Court Grammar and Langley Grammar.
As a non-selective school in a highly selective area, these exceptional results reflect the position of the School, which is one of continuous improvement, on our journey of becoming the number one school of choice for our local community. Our motto states that ‘We aim for higher things,’ and this summer, both teachers and pupils, with the support of their families, have done just that.
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100% of pupils achieved Grade 5 or above in Maths
100% of pupils achieved Grade 5 or above in English
100% of pupils achieved Grade 5 or above in Maths & English
50% of pupils achieved Grade 9 in one or more GCSEs
67% of pupils achieved Grade 7 or above in Maths
72% of pupils achieved Grade 7 or above in English Language
2020/21 Prep School Results
GL assessments are undertaken every year across the country and in British Curriculum Schools worldwide. In our assessments in 2021 we are proud to achieved:
Attainment in English: Long Close Average 116.3 National Average 100
Attainment in Maths: Long Close Average 117.3 National Average 100
We are also very proud of the progress that children make at Long Close:
In KS2 English 91 % of children make expected or greater progress with 52% of children making greater than expected progress.
In KS2 Maths 94% of children make expected or greater progress with 54% of Children make greater than expected progress.
GL assessment enables us to check the accuracy of attainment within a national context and is also a good preparation for those wanting to sit 11+ in Year 6 as it is the system used by Buckinghamshire.
In our Prep School many children opt to sit the 11+ Plus exam and are offered a place at a selective secondary school of their choice. Destination schools for our 2021 leavers included Upton Grammar, Langley Grammar, St James’ Boys School, Burnham Grammar, Herschel Grammar. In 2021 57%+ of children passed their 11+ exam. To find out more about how we prepare pupils for the 11+, read here.
Their success is due to a combination of natural ability and the teaching and experiences they have received from our Nursery onwards.
|KS2 Results 2020-21|
|Pupils reaching Expected Standard||Pupils reaching Higher Standard|
|Long Close School||100 %||40%|
|Slough – Average (2019)||69%||14%|
|UK- Average (2019)||65%||11%|
In 2020, one of our Year 6 pupils was offered a conditional place at Eton College, others secured sixth form places at the chosen Grammar school and first choice schools. In recent years several of our pupils have also achieved academic scholarships to schools such as Hampton, Merchant Taylor’s, The Abbey and Millfield School as well as many gaining places to grammar schools at the end of Year 11 or Year 6
2020/21 EYFS Profile Results
Our test results in the EYFS profile consistently exceed the National Average.
82% of children achieved a Good Level of Development (GLD) at the end of Reception. (June 2021).
64% of pupils exceeded in one or more areas of learning at the end of Reception.
47% of children exceeded the expected level in Reading and Mathematics.
100% of pupils met or exceeded Expected levels in Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
Children are defined as having reached a Good Level of Development at the end of the EYFS if they have achieved at least the expected level in:
- The Early Learning Goals in the Prime areas of learning (personal, social and emotional development; physical development; and communication and language)
- The early learning goals in the specific areas of Mathematics and Literacy.
Read Write Inc Model School
Since 2018, Long Close has been recognised as a Model School by Ruth Miskin Training and Oxford University Press.
Model Schools status is given to Long Close because we achieve outstanding results by ensuring teaching children to read is at the heart of what we do. We teach Read Write Inc. Phonics for an hour a day – every day – and run weekly practice sessions for staff. Children start phonics training from the age of 2 at Long Close to provide them with the best start for a lifetime of reading.