Learning at Longacre




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

Learning at Longacre

Longacre learning enables children to prepare for a world in which simply absorbing and regurgitating bite size chunks of knowledge will be worthless. Our pupils undertake a 21st century education, where they become armed with a toolkit of learning skills which are transferrable to their future education and the inevitable demands of the workplace.

Pupils learn to learn through collaboration, the development of resilience, reflectiveness and resourcefulness, skills which are encased within a formal academic curriculum. We aim to equip our children to work well with others, think creatively and distinctively, to explore and take responsibility for their learning through questioning, curiosity, courageous risk taking and ongoing reflection.

Children of all abilities are enabled to broaden their own potential by truly believing that their ability is expandable, not fixed. We talk to the children about strategies, teach them to think independently, explore and use their initiative in seeking the answers.

We are producing the next generation, a cohort of creative, excited and innovative young people who will write the next Harry Potter series, invent a world changing product and discover life on Mars! We would expect to do nothing less than make each and every one of our pupils feel that they can also change the world. Children should ‘dream large’.

The school a child wants to be in is one which will teach them how to live, which will abandon the exam rat race and instead create thinking individuals who can reason, learn to understand fellow human beings and above all, think creatively and originally. Schools are not simply invented for little people to become the same as big people, but for the pupils to learn how to move into the world.

Our education is innovative.


  • 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…