Private Senior School in Berkshire

About Long Close Senior School

It is in the Senior School at Long Close that the value of our individualised approach to education is most obvious. From Year 7 to Year 11, our students are on a learning journey, aiming to perform as successfully as possible in their GCSE examinations, and so secure a brighter future for themselves. Each pupil will have their own Individual Achievement Plan to ensure that we focus on development both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Ages 12 to 16 years
  • Sir William Herschel Laboratory
  • Two excellent astro-turf pitches
  • Varied extra-curricular from debating to Judo
  • ‘Firefly’ virtual learning environment for parents
  • Learning support for all abilities and aptitudes
  • Holiday club 8am to 6pm
  • 96% of GCSE pupils achieved 5 or more A* to C grades

and much more…

“My child is in a safe environment, where nurturing and care of individual students is paramount to the school. All round service is provided. I have a happy and content child who loves school. He is challenged in every aspect of school life.”

Parent, Long Close School

Senior School Curriculum

Between Years 7 and 9 all Long Close pupils are given a thorough grounding in English, mathematics, science, Spanish, geography, history, religious studies, art, music, design technology, drama, ICT, PSHE and games. As they move into Year 10, they begin to specialise, with most choosing to study for nine GCSEs. The core subjects include English language, English literature, mathematics, geography, religious studies and science. Students can also choose to add a combination of history, art, ICT and a modern language.

 Latest SIS Inspection Report

Our latest inspection report notes: “Long Close School is ‘outstanding in all areas’. That means the quality of education we offer is outstanding. The personal development of our pupils is outstanding. The way we safeguard our children’s welfare, health and safety is outstanding. The way we lead, manage and govern the school is outstanding.

Beyond Long Close 

We see to it that all of them take part in a work experience programme to help them understand the kind of responsibility and discipline required for them to achieve success; we provide them with specialist leadership training to match the kind of roles we expect many of our pupils to go on and perform; and we organise trips to outside events where pupils, for example, spend the day with experts in a particular industry, or engage in product design and development.

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