News & Events

Virtual Author Visit

29th November 2021

On Friday 26th November, Forms III to V signed in to Vashti Hardy’s talk on Ecological Fantasy Writing. Vashti explained her journey as an author and elaborated on her love of creating new worlds to base her character’s adventures. Vashti Hardy gave the children top tips and ideas on how to build their own worlds,…

Form I Trip to Painshill Park

26th November 2021

On Thursday,  Form I donned their warmest clothes and braved the freezing temperatures to journey to Painshill Park. We were adapting our learning on the senses, to the natural world. Our guide Adam led us on whirlwind adventure  (no time to stop and get cold)  through the Painshill landscape from meadow to woods to gardens,…

75th Anniversary Sports Day

24th November 2021

On Tuesday, all the children from Nursery to Form VI participated in a recreation of Sports Day events from the 1950s and 1960s in honour of our 75th Anniversary and the school’s founder, Ursula Fairfax-Cholmeley, who passed away on 23rd November 1984. Some events had to be adapted due to modern technology; plastic bottles substituted glass milk bottles…

PTA 75th Anniversary Ball

23rd November 2021

What a fabulous evening at the 75th Anniversary Ball on Saturday.   We had an amazing turnout from parents, alumni parents and staff, all of whom were certainly in the mood to celebrate after such a long time!  There were sparkles a plenty on the dance floor and the hotel bar was kept busy well…

Form IV Trip to Fishbourne Roman Villa

22nd November 2021

Last Friday, the Form IV children enjoyed an interesting visit to Fishbourne Roman Villa. We thoroughly enjoyed walking around the remains of the North Wing and looking at the impressive mosaic floors. We were amazed to find out that it was a truck digging for a water pipe that ploughed through the floor of one…

Form III Trip to Haslemere Museum

16th November 2021

On Friday, Form III visited Haslemere Museum to learn about Ancient Egyptian mummification. The children were fascinated to learn more about this very unusual (and pretty disgusting!) process. First we met the museum’s pretend Ancient Egyptian and got stuck in removing and embalming its organs in order to prepare him for the salting stage. We…

Surrey Wildlife Trust

9th November 2021

We were very lucky to have a visit and assembly from two ladies from the Surrey Wildlife Trust who came to see the wonderful work being done by the Green Team and Community Service Club at Longacre. After a meat free lunch (an idea which they loved) Emily and Sue had a tour of Badger…

Green Team Car Boot Sale

14th October 2021

Our second ever Green Team car boot sale was held last sunny Saturday, to highlight our need to think more carefully about our consumption, and reuse where we can. We were raising money for Surrey Wildlife Trust and funds to enable our new Badger Wood hide and bird viewing area to be maintained. The car boot…

Tennis at Longacre

5th October 2021

We have a tremendous range of clubs on offer at Longacre and one of our most popular is tennis. We are very lucky to have two LTA licence coaches, Amelia Taylor and Al Mezzetti, who have over 40 years of coaching experience between them, teaching tennis at Longacre. We have nine group tennis clubs running…

Opening of Badger Wood

14th September 2021

Longacre’s new wilderness area called Badger Wood was officially opened today by the head of the Longacre PTA, Mrs Lucinda Mueller. The project is an initiative of the school’s pupil-led Green Team and Community Service clubs and has been three years in the planning. Located next to the school’s woodland area which is used by…