Outstanding In All Areas

Outstanding In All Areas

Long Close School was found to be fully compliant in the Regulatory Compliance Inspection conducted by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in November 2018. You can read their full report here: Long Close RCI Report.


Long Close School was ranked ‘outstanding in all areas’ in our last full inspection conducted by the Schools Inspection Service in 2015:

  • Quality of education offered is outstanding.
  • The personal development of pupils is outstanding.
  • Safeguarding of children’s welfare, health and safety is outstanding.
  • Leadership, management and governance rated outstanding.
  • Effectiveness of our Early Years’ provision is outstanding.

The summary of the report states: ‘This is a happy school where pupils of all ages thrive and make excellent progress.’

You can use the links below to download both SIS reports in full. There are a few passages that make us particularly proud:

SIS Inspection Report - Long Close School


‘The quality of the curriculum is outstanding … Teaching is of a consistently high quality … The high expectations that staff have of pupils along with the high expectations that pupils have of themselves create a thirst for learning … Pupils of all abilities make very good progress.’

‘The qualities of mutual respect and tolerance are embedded in the school … This open culture creates excellent relationships between adults and pupils and fosters a positive environment for learning … Behaviour is excellent and reflects the school’s high expectations.’

‘Leadership and management keep all aspects of the school’s provision under on-going evaluation through a structured system of monitoring and review. This is a notably strong feature of the school.’

‘In this outstanding [Nursery] setting all children make outstanding progress in their learning and development relative to their starting points and are exceedingly well prepared for the next stage of their education … Parents commented that they were very happy with the secure and friendly atmosphere.’

SIS Inspection Report - Long Close Early Years

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that ‘Long Close Nursery’ has just been designated as ‘OUTSTANDING IN ALL AREAS’ in our recent SIS Inspection Report (SIS inspect Cognita schools on behalf of Ofsted). This is a wonderful achievement for the whole EYFS team and nothing less than they deserve!

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