School Rules




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

School Rules

The children are responsible for devising the school rules at Longacre, named ‘The Longacre Way’. These are simple yet effective rules which establish firm boundaries but create a culture of growth and development for the individual.

The ‘Longacre Way’ means we choose:

To treat others as we would like to be treated

To be honest

To listen

To do our best to be our best

To share

To be kind and helpful

To be forgiving

Golden Time:

All children throughout the school are given 20 minutes of Golden Time at the beginning of every week. Children are expected to follow the Longacre Way but if and when a pupil breaks this code of conduct, they are asked to consider their behaviour. They may be given an oral warning but if the behaviour persists, the older children will receive a ‘Warning Card’ which indicates a loss of Golden Time. As they have had a warning, the children are choosing to misbehave and we discuss this choice with them.

Golden Time is how we reward the children for adhering to the Golden Rules on a weekly basis. Golden Time is when the children can choose activities which they would like to do. For example, the younger pupils have a special box of toys which they can play with whilst the older pupils may choose to use the computers or the whole school goes into the woods to play ‘Hare and Hounds’. The children thoroughly enjoy this time and actively work towards this reward.

All children across the school work hard to adhere to the rules and it is rare that a child will lose golden time. All children make mistakes and of course, they can earn back their golden minutes.


  • 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…