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Mrs Claire Collins

Life before Longacre

After graduating with a degree in the History of the Fine and Decorative Arts, I initially worked in a London art gallery.  Although the job was interesting I felt that there was something missing so took a leap of faith and headed to Roehampton to complete a PGCE.  A wonderful time in a vibrant school in the centre of London cemented my love of teaching and following on from this, I worked as a class teacher in Guildford.  This was a lifetime ago and the children I taught are now making their way as adults.  It never ceases to make me smile when I find out their chosen careers.

Roles at School

After time away from teaching bringing up my daughter, I now work at Longacre as a 1:1 learning support teacher.  Without hesitation I can say that I have the best job in the world other than if I was offered work as a chocolate taster!

Away from the Classroom

Away from Longacre I am kept busy with family life, an unruly 15 acres, horses and dogs.


We warmly invite you to join us at our upcoming Open Morning 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 RSVP, please visit our Open Day page here.