Our admissions process is designed to identify pupils who are able to benefit from our balanced and well-rounded education and to make a positive contribution towards the life of the school.
Prospective pupils and their families are always welcome to visit the school either by attending one of our Open Mornings or by making an individual appointment to tour the school and meet the Headmaster. Please visit our Virtual Admissions page here if you would like to arrange a virtual tour or a video chat with our Head.
Pupils normally join the school at Nursery, aged 2½+; Kindergarten, aged 3+; Reception aged 4+ or at the start of Form III, aged 7+. Offers are made subject to the child’s performance in assessments and the availability of places. Entry into other year groups is occasionally possible where places become available. Assessments and taster days are arranged on application. For entry at 5+ and above, a confidential report is sought from the child’s current school.
All assessments are undertaken on a one-to-one basis with the class teacher or the Deputy Head. The sole purpose of these assessments is to ensure that the child is suited to Longacre so that the teaching staff can pitch the teaching at the outset rather than wasting valuable time assessing the child’s needs within their first few weeks. The children are not placed under any unnecessary pressure and they are very much encouraged to spend as much time in the classroom with their peers as possible.
All visiting children will be allocated a ‘buddy’ from the relevant class. The ‘buddy’ will look after the child for the duration of the day and ensure that they enjoy their time with us here at Longacre.
Registering your Child
Families seeking admission for their children should complete the registration form below and return it to the school together with a cheque for £100 (made payable to Longacre School) to cover the cost of the non-refundable registration fee.