We offer a broad curriculum at Long Close Prep School. From the outset we place great emphasis on the core subjects of English and Mathematics, but we also introduce even the youngest children to Science, Spanish, History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art and Design, Drama and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). Our topic work allows us to promote this cross-curricular approach whilst developing the children’s curiosity about the world.
We believe that the early development of good literacy skills is essential to open up the full breadth of our curriculum. We therefore introduce phonics from Nursery into KS1 and KS2 through the acclaimed Read Write Inc scheme. This has earned Long Close an accreditation as a Ruth Miskin Model School – evidence, again, of our commitment to quality teaching.
The breadth of our education is matched by an unusual depth. At all levels of the school – but especially in Years 3 and above – our children are taught by specialist teachers. This not only improves academic results; it also allows pupils to experience the passion that our teachers have for their subjects.
We believe this plays a key role in establishing a positive attitude to learning that serves our pupils well as they progress to Senior School.
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