Long Close School provides more than an education for its children; it builds wonderful memories of school life that will last a lifetime.

Over the years, we have benefited from the incredible support of our PTA which has resulted in our children enjoying Summer Fairs, Halloween Discos, Mother’s and Father’s Day gifts, tuck shops etc etc.

All of our events and activities are designed to build links between home and school, and foster the unique atmosphere that makes Long Close such a special place. Some of them, of course, are also about raising funds for the school – and we always ensure that the money is spent quickly so that our children soon feel the benefit.

Sometimes we save up for big items like the new climbing frame in the school playground, but we also set money aside for smaller purchases such as Lego sets, a school digital camera and gifts for our leavers. What all of these items have in common is that they are ‘extras’ – not normally funded by the school’s educational budget – which means that we are making life at Long Close a richer, more exciting experience for all of our children.

The PTA at Long Close is for everyone – parents, teachers and friends – and we welcome whatever involvement you can manage. Even if you can only provide 30 minutes to tidy after an event, or you would like to take on a bigger role, all help is greatly appreciated.

Our current PTA committee members have now completed two years in their roles. This means our PTA is currently in need of a Chairman, Treasurer and Communications lead.

Full training will be given by the previous Committee members and they will remain very involved in helping at all events.

If you want to get involved in any way, please email


01753 520095