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 2016 – 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.

100%

Every pupil achieved five or more A* to C grades

50%

Half of all grades awarded were at A* or A
The national average is 20.5%


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.

71%

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

87%

Reached the expected standard in mathematics
The national average was 70%

83%

Reached the expected standard in English grammar, punctuation and spelling
The national average was 70%

75%

Reached the expected standard in English reading
The national average was 66%


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.

65%

of our pupils passed the 11+ in 2015

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.

100%

All of our children achieved Level 2 or above in Writing and Mathematics
The national average was 86% for Writing, and 92% for Mathematics

95%

Almost all of our children achieved Level 2b or above in Reading
The national average was 81%

55%

Over half our children achieved Level 3 or above in Mathematics
The national average was 24%