Admissions Process

Step 1


Please contact our Registrar for an initial conversation about your child and to check availability in the relevant year group. You can do this by phoning 01753 520095 (option 2), by sending an email to or by filling in an enquiry form. In both cases you will be given the option to receive a prospectus and arrange a visit to the school.

Step 2


The best way to assess the suitability of Long Close for your child is to visit the school, meet the Headmaster and take a tour of the site. We hold regular open days throughout the year, and can offer private tours if these dates are not convenient.

Step 3


To express your interest in a place at Long Close, we ask you to complete a registration form and pay a non-returnable £100 registration fee.

Step 4


To see whether Long Close is the right choice for your child, we will arrange a taster session at the school. For children looking to enter our nursery, reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes, this involves them spending a few hours in the appropriate classroom, giving them a chance to get a feel for the school, and allowing staff to make observations about their developmental stages. For children looking to enter the school in Year 3 or above, we make a more formal assessment of their abilities.

Step 5


If your child’s taster or assessment session is successful, we will send you a formal time-limited offer of a place at Long Close, together with all the necessary documentation.

Step 6


If you wish your child to join us at Long Close, fill in and return all the documentation together with a deposit of £600. This will be refunded to you following your child’s final term at the school subject to the school being given the required one term’s notice as per the terms and conditions of our contract.

Assessment for entry into Year 7 from September 2018View/Download