Why Choose Longacre

At Longacre we believe it is our ethos and values that set us apart from other prep schools.


At Longacre our ethos is “A happy heart goes all the way”.


  • We believe that every child has excellence that should be celebrated and every child needs support in other areas.
  • We believe childhood needs to be protected and children deserve to have fun at school.
  • We believe in a holistic education.


Longacre aims to ensure that children are ready for the next adventure. We achieve this by:

  • providing a holistic education – core subjects, languages, humanities and science – both in the classroom and outdoors.
  • stretching children who are flying, and igniting the spark where this has dimmed.
  • encouraging problem solving, critical thinking, outdoor learning, teamwork and leadership for all.
  • running a huge range of extracurricular clubs and activities to support children’s interests, and making sure that all children are involved in music, art, drama and performance.
  • working with parents to ensure the best possible outcomes for children.
  • making sure children have fun as well as being prepared for 11+.
  • treating all children as individuals, from supporting their learning to enabling them to go to the widest range of destination schools.

“We encourage the children to get muddy and stuck in.”

Matthew Bryan, Headmaster

Our next Open Morning will be taking place on Monday 20th November. We warmly invite you to come and experience life at Longacre as you meet pupils, and chat with teachers and our Senior Leadership team.

We look forward to meeting you!

To register, please visit our Open Day page here.