There is a strong sense of community at Long Close. We have just over 300 children at the school, split into classes that are kept deliberately small. This means that we all get to know each other unusually well, with firm bonds developing between pupils and teachers.
We are also an all-through school with plenty of siblings and cousins to be found across our two to sixteen-year-old age span. All of this contributes to the school’s family atmosphere, which is particularly noticeable at drop-off and pick-up time when parents, children, teachers and staff all happily mix together.
The parents, families and friends of our children play an active part in school life – contributing their time and skills to help out our Parent Teacher Association or giving careers talks to our older students. From an early age our children are introduced to the wider community that exists beyond the school gates. They make trips to nearby farms, parks and businesses, and enjoy visits from police officers, firefighters and other professionals who serve our local area.
The school as a whole takes part in a wide range of charity events, some for national campaigns such as Sport Relief and Red Nose Day, others for causes closer to home, such as Slough Homeless Our Concern (SHOC) and the local branch of Age Concern.
Suggestions for forging other links with the local community are always welcome. Please talk to a member of staff or email firstname.lastname@example.org