Welcome to our Senior School

Welcome to our Senior School

Join us for GCSEs

Parents choose Long Close Senior School because it is non-selective and high-achieving. Our small class sizes, robust curriculum and outstanding pupil support, create the perfect environment for students who will flourish in a nurturing environment where they are known and supported as an individual.

At Long Close, we prize academic ambition and the development of character in equal measure.  Our curriculum is therefore carefully crafted to provide children with opportunities that challenge them in the classroom and beyond.  With a focus on participation, enjoyment and achievement, our extra-curricular and enrichment programmes are designed to develop a sense of resilience, leadership and personal self-esteem in the children.

Below is a copy of our current GCSE options. Click here to see our 2020 GCSE results.

We regularly hold open events to provide parents and pupils with an opportunity to see the school in action. For details of our latest events, click here.

Please register your interest here or call 01753 520095 if you would like to discuss this with us.

Long Close Senior School – Key Stage 3 to 4

It is in the Senior School at Long Close that the value of our individualised approach to education is most obvious. Our students are on a learning journey from Year 7, aiming to perform as successfully as possible in their GCSEs, and so secure a brighter future for themselves by gaining places at selective Sixth Forms, universities or apprenticeships.

Our small class sizes, regular assessments and dedicated pastoral care keep the communication open between teachers, enabling everyone to understand where pupils may be struggling and need a little extra focus; where they are excelling and need introducing to new avenues; and, most of all, how to help them attain success.

From Year 7, children benefit from our Vertical Tutor Group structure. This promotes friendships across peer groups and creates more time and structure for Form Tutors to provide outstanding pastoral care to children. Download the information booklet below for more information.

In 2020, 100% of students achieved Grade 5 and above in Maths and English GCSE papers. For the full results, please read here.

As they progress through to Year 11, students are heading towards the top of the Long Close School family. We take great pride in watching them grow into such fine young men and women. Over time they come to embody the school’s values of consideration, honesty, respect, compassion, hard work and self-discipline. They are academically equipped to make sense of the world, and have the confidence, drive and motivation to go out and improve it. That is a telling measure of our school’s success.

To attend one of our Virtual Open Mornings or 1-2-1 School Tours, BOOK HERE.

Vertical Tutor GroupsView/Download
GCSE OptionsView/Download


New Year 7 parent, 2020

I am so happy to say that our daughter is really enjoying her days at Long Close School. She came home on Monday, hugged me and said: “Thank you for sending me to this school, I love it, everyone is so friendly and nice.”

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