Involving Parents: Being Part of Your Child’s Education – Pre-Prep




The U11 Boys were extremely lucky to have the expertise of a former England and British Lions rugby coach this week during their games session

Involving Parents: Being Part of Your Child’s Education

Family is the key to the education of young people. Longacre welcomes family involvement, deliberately working a day which enables parents to share in the precious years of innocence, naivety and simplicity.

We understand fully how this can be an anxious time for parents as well as children and for many parents, this will be the first time that you have handed over your most precious items to someone else. It is now a recognised fact that children learn more between the ages of 0 to 5 years than at any other time of their life! The Pre-Prep Years are a crucial time in your child’s life, when ideas and attitudes laid down at this stage will have a profound effect on their approach to learning. We are well aware of our responsibility in this respect and it is one we take very seriously. With this in mind, we look to provide for the children not only in a first class learning environment, but one in which every child can feel safe and secure, and also valued.

In the Pre-Prep we have introduced an assessment mechanism called ‘Tapestry’ which has the dual benefit of enabling us to share with our parents those very special school day moments previously exclusively experienced by the teachers. Great communication assists our parents in understanding the activities in which their children are engaged alongside developing knowledge of their abilities and passions. Together, we ensure the very best experience for the children and take our role as your children’s’ memory keepers very seriously.


  • 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…