The school day at Long Close begins at 07.30, where pupils have the chance to start their day in our Early Riser’s Breakfast Club.
For our younger children, the last lesson of the day ends at 15.30, while our older ones finish at 16.00, but many choose to stay for longer to have a snack, participate in school clubs, take advantage of supervised homework sessions, or simply enjoy our Wrap Around Care which extends all the way through to 18.30. It’s a time of day that our children enjoy immensely and that makes it so much easier for parents to balance out the demands of work and family life.
The after-school clubs and activities on offer at Long Close are a valued and vital part of the individualised education we offer. Our aim is to give each of our pupils the chance to discover and follow their own particular skills and interests. That way they can establish a sense of their own identity, which we believe is a crucial step towards realising their potential and learning how to lead a rich, fulfilled life.
Every term we aim to provide a new, engaging and varied mix of activities, so that on any given day our pupils could be learning to act, dance, debate, explore the natural world, carry out experiments, play games of strategy and take part in all kinds of sport – from rugby to golf, tennis to rounders, judo to cricket. But be warned – these clubs are extremely popular so make sure you fill out and return the online application forms as quickly as possible.