Latest News

There’s always so much going on at Long Close, providing lots of new reasons to be proud of our pupils and what they achieve, both inside and outside school. You’ll find a few of these stories mentioned in our school newsletter, but here you can read about some of the most recent events, activities and successes in more detail.

School News

Long Close celebrates another year of outstanding GCSE results

August 24, 2017

Students and teachers at Long Close School are celebrating after another set of excellent GCSE results. In line with last year’s record results, 50% once again achieved grades A*-A, which represents 30% more than the national average. For the fourth year in a row, 100% of pupils gained 5 or […]


Review of Senior Girls’ trip to watch Thriller Live!

February 13, 2017

On Friday 3rd February, the Senior girls attended a live show performance of Thriller Live! at The Lyric Theatre in Piccadilly Circus. With a range of girls from Years 7-11 we experienced an outstanding performance, which ‘thrilled’ us all from beginning to end. We began our evening taking the trains […]


Year 8 visit the ‘birthplace’ of Gothic

February 9, 2017

Yesterday, our Year 8 pupils went to on an English trip to Strawberry Hill House, Horace Walpole’s home, where ‘Gothic’ was created. After a longer-than-expected journey due to traffic problems on the M3, they went on a tour of the house and every room was different, projecting a Gothic atmosphere […]


Prep School pupils have a ‘stomping’ time

February 8, 2017

As Curriculum Collapse Week continues, our Prep School pupils had a ‘stomping’ time at their body percussion workshops today! Thank you very much to Ollie Tunmer from Beat Goes On for making them so much fun. The children enjoyed copying the moves and rhythms and some of them even had […]


Prep School ready to step back in time for the week!

February 6, 2017

It’s finally here! Curriculum Collapse Week has arrived for Years 1-6 and this year’s theme is Pre-history. Exciting lessons have been planned for the week, including the incredible world of the awe inspiring dinosaurs for younger year groups and the work of Charles Darwin and his study of evolution and […]


Year 1 children become weather reporters for the day!

February 3, 2017

Over the past two weeks, Year 1 children have been focussing on the weather and different seasons. To continue their learning this week, the teachers incorporated a fun, practical activity into their geography lessons by using a Green Screen App on the iPads! Miss Staniford introduced the weather theme by […]


Year 10 attend ‘Skills for Life’ seminar

January 31, 2017

Yesterday, our Year 10 students attended a Skills for Life seminar led by Learning to Work as part of the build up to their work placements later this term. The group were involved in some active discussions and debate around some vital aspects of life in the workplace. It was […]


Catering team help us to celebrate Chinese New Year!

January 30, 2017

Our catering team managed to get us all in the spirit to celebrate Chinese New Year today with delicious sweet and sour stir fries for lunch, Chinese decorations around the dining hall and fortune cookies for all our pupils (and staff!). It all looked and tasted great. Happy Chinese New […]


Local entrepreneur inspires our Year 9-11 students

January 27, 2017

Thank you to Mr Iftekhar for coming in to speak to our students in Years 9-11 this morning as part of our Inspire the Future programme. They were fascinated to hear from a successful entrepreneur about setting up and running their own business in the recruitment industry. Mr Iftekhar gave some […]


Year 5 pupils enjoy Shakesperean experience in Stratford-upon-Avon

January 26, 2017

Today, our Year 5 pupils visited Stratford-upon-Avon and learnt all about Shakespeare’s life. The children took part in various activities including writing with quills, Tudor shopping, studying real Tudor coins and naming artefacts from the era. Later we visited Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, where he was born, and we then walked […]