Academic Quality & Results

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.


GCSE

We are proud to have achieved outstanding GCSE results for yet another year in 2017 – every one of them in the traditional academic subjects that universities and employers value so highly.

Overall, our pupils achieved an average of nearly half a grade higher in every subject than predicted by national norms.

96%

96% of pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades

46%

46% of all grades awarded were at A* or A.


Key Stage 2 SATs – Year 6

Our SATs results at the end of Key Stage 2 compare extremely favourably with national and local levels – demonstrating the benefits of the education offered at our Prep School.

79%

Achieved the expected standard in all three subjects
The national average was 53%

90%

Reached the expected standard in mathematics
The national average was 75%

90%

Reached the expected standard in English grammar, punctuation and spelling
The national average was 77%

86%

Reached the expected standard in English reading
The national average was 71%


Many of our pupils sit 11+ examinations for grammar school entry and Common Entrance for a range of prestigious independent schools. Their sustained levels of success are based on the knowledge and skills we teach, and the broader thinking skills sessions that we have built into the curriculum.

56%

of our pupils passed the 11+ in 2017

71%

Almost three quarters of our pupils have passed the 11+ in the last seven years

In recent years several of our pupils have achieved academic scholarships to schools such as Hampton, King Edward VI High School for Girls, Merchant Taylor’s, The Abbey and Millfield School.


Key Stage 1 SATs – Year 2

Our SATs results at the end of Key Stage 1 also compare extremely favourably with national and local levels. This reflects the outstanding work both of our Prep School and the Early Years team, who do so much to lay the foundations for our children’s success.

77%

77% Reached the expected standard in Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling. 33% achieved a higher score of 110 or more.

65%

Reached the expected standard in English Writing, which was teacher assessed. 17% of pupils were working at greater depth.

84%

Reached the expected standard in English Reading. 37% achieved a higher score of 110 or more.

81%

Reached the expected standard in Mathematics. 37% achieved a higher score of 110 or more.