School Policies

Listed below you can find links to all the policies that help us ensure that your child has a happy, healthy and productive experience at Long Close. Should you require any further information, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office.

We would like to draw your attention to two policies in particular, both of which are listed below. The first relates to Data Protection. Under the Data Protection Act Long Close School processes ‘personal data’ including ‘sensitive personal data’ (such as medical information) for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils, parents and staff and where necessary, for the legitimate interests of the school. The school seeks to ensure that all relevant legal obligations of the school parents and pupils are complied with and that all processing of data is done lawfully and fairly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The school has a comprehensive policy covering data governance and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office.

The second relates to School Compliments and Complaints. In the interests of transparency we would like to state that in the academic year 2016/2017 we received one formal complaint.

Accessibility PlanView/Download
Admissions, Attendance and Children Missing from Education PolicyView/Download
Admissions PolicyView/Download
Anti-Bullying PolicyView/Download
Assessment Recording & Reporting Policy Prep SchoolView/Download
Assessment Recording & Reporting Policy Senior SchoolView/Download
Attendance PolicyView/Download
Behaviour PolicyView/Download
Careers Guidance PolicyView/Download
Complaints ProcedureView/Download
Complaint FormView/Download
Curriculum PolicyView/Download
Data Protection PolicyView/Download
Digital Safety PolicyView/Download
English as an Additional Language (EAL) PolicyView/Download
Educational Visits PolicyView/Download
English as an Additional Language (EAL) PolicyView/Download
Early Years Foundation Stage PolicyView/Download
Equality & Diversity PolicyView/Download
Exclusion PolicyView/Download
First Aid PolicyView/Download
Gifted & Talented Policy Prep SchoolView/Download
Gifted & Talented Policy Senior SchoolView/Download
Health and Safety PolicyView/Download
Home School Agreement - Prep SchoolView/Download
Parent ContractView/Download
Privacy PolicyView/Download
PSHEE PolicyView/Download
Request for Absence FormView/Download
Safeguarding - Child Protection PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding - Code of Conduct and Acceptable Use PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding - Drug & Alcohol PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding - Educational Visits PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding - Lost or Missing Children PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding - Online SafetyView/Download
Safeguarding - Preventing Radicalisation PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding - Risk Assessment - Welfare, Health and SafetyView/Download
Safeguarding - Supervision PolicyView/Download
School Behaviour PolicyView/Download
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) PolicyView/Download
Sports Team Selection PolicyView/Download
SEN Information ReportView/Download
Social Media PolicyView/Download
Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural (SMSC) PolicyView/Download
Teaching & Learning PolicyView/Download

Anti-Bullying Alliance


Together we can stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. Cognita Schools has signed up to eradicate bullying in our schools, working in partnership as an associate member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA); based at the renowned charity, the National Children’s Bureau in London. ABA is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying. ABA coordinates anti-bullying week each November and is the national voice for evidence-based practice in this field. We access specialist training for all our schools, respect difference and welcome diversity. Our schools’ anti-bullying policies support the values of ABA. We believe that bullying in any form is wrong and should not be tolerated. It is a behaviour choice and anyone can be encouraged to change their behaviour. We believe that children have the right to feel safe, secure and valued and that creating a safe environment and dealing with bullying is everyone’s responsibility. We support a range of positive strategies in our schools to tackle and prevent bullying. We actively challenge the use of humiliation, fear, ridicule and other similar approaches. Our policy is implemented whenever the school is responsible for the conduct and welfare of children. As successful schools, we create an environment that prevents bullying from being a serious problem in the first place. Schools that excel at tackling bullying have created an ethos of good behaviour where pupils treat one another and school staff with respect because they know it is the right way to behave.

Find out more about the Anti-Bullying Alliance.

CEOP Help support and advice centre


Need immediate help?

Do you need immediate help or have a real emergency? If so call 999 or contact your local police here:

When should I report to CEOP?

We help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to us below.

Remember if you need immediate help call 999

Other people who can help

For advice and to seek help on a range of issues, from hacking to cyberbullying, click here.



Childline is a service provided by the NSPCC

If you need to speak to someone about any worry or concern – no matter how small or big – and you don’t feel comfortable talking to an adult that you know, there is always Childline.

Childline is a free, confidential service for young people, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can be contacted by phone, by email or by online chat via their website.

Phone: 0800 1111