Assessment & Reporting




Longacre School has been listed in the Sunday Times list of the Top 100 Independent Preparatory Schools in England.

Assessment and Reporting

Longacre monitors every child’s progress closely through a planned programme of assessment, analysis and target setting. Children experience a range of assessments both formal and informal; internal assessments are used to inform teaching and learning and ensure that our children have understood both skills and concepts before proceeding to the next level of learning. Formal assessments measure children’s progress against the cohort both local and national to enable us to gauge the child’s potential for future schooling. No assessment processes are undertaken with unnecessary pressure and we do not have a culture of cramming, tuition or other unnecessarily stressful examination experiences!

We ensure that progress is steady and achievement matches potential. We monitor every child as an individual through a bespoke performance tracking vehicle which enables us to track every child, ensuring they are meeting their potential and working as effectively as they are able. The information collated assists us in keeping parents and pupils informed and to monitor the effectiveness of our own teaching. Pupils are fully engaged in their learning and work with the teachers in devising relevant targets to assist them in making the very best progress.

Parents are regularly informed of pupils’ progress through a half termly grading system in addition to assessment cards which detail how children performed in their formal assessments. Grades outline how a child is performing as an individual in terms of progress, against the year group cohort and most importantly, how effective their attitude to learning is. Even the brightest button in the box needs to apply themselves to be successful!

Parents enjoy a number of parent consultations throughout the year which enables them to discuss their children with the Form Teacher and the subject specialist teachers. In addition, parents can access the various staff at any time, both informally after school or through a formal appointment. Parents are issued with reports twice a year; a core report in the Michaelmas Term and a full subject report at the end of the Summer term.


  • My time at Longacre started in Form III and I made friends with everyone very quickly! Everyone from the staff to the pupils were welcoming.
  • I first joined Longacre in Form III. At first I was really nervous as I had no idea what it was going to be like. I still remember going on a tour around the school with Mrs Bolton.
  • From when I started, back in Nursery, to the moment I will leave in just a week’s time (gosh the time really has gone quickly!), I have really enjoyed Longacre…