Back To School

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Welcome to our Prep School

Welcome to our Prep School

Berkshire Preparatory School

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Prep School at Long Close.

The principles of hard work, perseverance, ambition, and kindness are values which I want everyone associated with our school to stand for and be known by.

Long Close children consistently demonstrate these principles and rise to the very high standards set by our team, and I am delighted to have the privilege to work with you all in this role.

There is a great commitment required by students, their families, and school staff to make successful education a reality. I believe that emotionally resilient and confident children will achieve academic excellence. Our nurturing environment and pastoral care support all of our children and young people to be motivated and self-assured learners, who will look forward to exciting futures.

As the Head of Prep School, my aim is to ensure that Prep at Long Close is a dynamic school in which teaching is exemplary, and pupils develop both the discipline of study and the joy of learning. I want to ensure the broad and balanced education of each child by providing opportunities for developing academic, creative and sporting talents.

It is important that Long Close is a distinctly happy school to which children and adults feel a deep loyalty – a place in which children can laugh, feel safe and enjoy being children.

Celebrating pupil achievement is very important to us, and the children enjoy attending our regular celebration events held throughout the school year.

I do hope to meet you all at one of our upcoming events and if, in the meantime, you wish to discuss any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Charlie Tanton
Head of Prep School

01753 520095