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Long Close School

Address: Upton Ct Rd, Slough SL3 7LU, United Kingdom
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Description Long Close School

  • Established: 1940
  • Location: Uptown, Slough, Berkshire, England
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: 300
  • Type of institution: private school.

Long Close School was founded in 1940 as a comprehensive school, and in 2004 became a part of the Cognita network of UK private schools. Since then, the school has shown ever-higher academic performance: more than 90% of graduates become students of the best high schools in the UK, and in the future, leading universities in the country and Europe.

The management is confident that a favourable atmosphere is the key to a successful learning process and is necessary for students to develop and realize their academic potential. This concept is confirmed by the 100% successful SIS report, through which the school is recognized as one of the best in Berkshire.

The school is proud of the successful learning outcomes of its graduates:

  • 50% of students reached Grade 7 or higher in English, while the national average was 13.9%
  • 43.8% of students reached Grade 7 or higher in English literature, while the national average was 20.2%
  • 37.5% of students reached Grade 7 or higher in math, while the national average was 15.9%.

An individual approach to each student allows you to quickly identify children with outstanding abilities and talents. In case of revealing talents and special abilities in the kindergarten or preparatory class, the student is offered an individual class program aimed at the harmonious development of these abilities. For schoolchildren, visits to local universities can be organized for short-term courses to develop certain skills or abilities, and to obtain theoretical knowledge. Students who excel in music, theater, or sports have the opportunity to participate in competitions or festivals.

The group of Cognita Schools schools is generally proud of the development of gifted and talented students, but for a long time it was Long Close School that holds the palm among the schools of the network. The manual presents silver and gold badges to those who successfully pass the exams; their portraits are hung on the honor board in the school hall.

Classes at the school end at 15:30, after which the students attend additional classes and clubs or can stay in the extended day group up to 18 hours for a fee.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Long Close School

Program name
from 4 536 £ / term


  • Age: 2+
  • English language
  • Form: day
  • Cost: £ 3,720 per term.

As part of the school, the kindergarten has a consistent program of preparing children for primary education. Children study with a speech therapist, study numeracy, English, get acquainted with music, physical education and dance, and Spanish. Particular attention is paid to the individual needs of each child. Working in partnership with parents, teachers inspire and motivate children to show interest in the world around them.

Preparatory School

  • Age: 4-11 years old
  • English language
  • Form: day
  • Cost: £ 4,536 per term.

The list of subjects at this stage includes both compulsory subjects that will be with schoolchildren before entering a university, and additional ones that will gradually introduce them to different fields of science:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Natural science
  • Spanish language
  • History
  • Geography
  • ICT (computer literacy)
  • Music
  • Art and design
  • Theater mastery
  • PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education).

An interdisciplinary approach is being practiced, which helps to kindle in children a desire to learn, an interest in new things. Grammar and phonetics are being actively improved through the Read Write Inc system, so that children quickly learn English (including its academic part) and more fully understand the curriculum in subjects. The principle is gradually introduced that each discipline is led by a separate teacher: this way he has more opportunities to “infect” students with interest in his subject, and statistics show that in the future this approach improves academic results.  

from 6 192 £ / term

Senior School (Grades 7-9)

  • Age: 11-14 years old
  • English language
  • Form: daytime.

In grades 7–9, students are already studying a rather large list of subjects, which allows them to prepare for the complex GCSE course:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Spanish language
  • Geography
  • History
  • Religious Studies
  • Art
  • Music
  • Technology and Design
  • Dramatic art and theater
  • PSHE
  • Computer literacy.
from 5 195 £ / week


  • Grades 10-11 (14-16 years).

On the GCSE course, students study 2 years. To the list of compulsory subjects (English and literature, mathematics, natural sciences - biology, chemistry, physics) optional subjects are added (at least four):

  • Humanitarian sciences
  • Foreign languages (e.g. Spanish)
  • Geography
  • Religious studies (theology)
  • History
  • ICT (computer literacy)
  • Art and design
  • Music.

Small classes and individual consultations / additional classes, modern teaching technologies help in quickly and efficiently mastering the program. Teachers educate students on a personal, social and sanitary level (PSHE discipline), develop independence and leadership skills, come up with interesting and informative trips, excursions, extracurricular activities.

Events Long Close School

Each year, the school leadership tries to create a unique schedule of events that are interesting to students of any age: these are trips, excursions, concerts, festivals, master classes. All students from 4 years old have access to sports sections (judo, cricket, football, tennis, etc.), music classes, a theater club, a culinary school, theater art and vocals.

An integral part of the learning process at school is considered to be outdoors. A kindergarten pupil gets to know nature in a playful way, middle-level students go hiking, and high school students take part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, which promotes endurance and kindness.


  • Particular attention is paid to the development of extraordinary abilities of students.
  • Working reward system
  • The possibility of partial financing of training by charitable foundations
  • Qualified teaching staff
  • Several levels of education - from kindergarten to high school, united by one concept .

Equipment Long Close School

The school is located on a large site, each educational structure has its own building with an adjacent territory, playgrounds for games and outdoor activities.

School buildings are a symbiosis of classical and modern styles. The territory includes:

  • Classrooms for music lessons
  • The library
  • Art Space
  • Laboratory named after Sir William Herschel, where students can follow in the scientific footsteps of the great astronomer who discovered the planet Uranus through the home observatory.

The school kitchen unit was designed to be both a learning area where children are taught the science of food and nutrition. Management always upgrades equipment and cabinets to meet modern standards. A climbing wall added to the main playground several years ago is popular among students.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at Long Close School consists of trimesters. The beginning of classes is September 4, the end is July 10. The kindergarten works year-round without interruptions.

The cost of studying does not include delivery (paid separately if necessary), some additional classes, extended day group.

When submitting documents, a registration fee of £ 100 is paid and a deposit of £ 600 is paid.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

In order to become a student at Long Close School , you must:

  • Submit an online application on the school website
  • Come at the appointed time to get acquainted with the school and the leadership
  • Visit trial day
  • Pay registration fee - 100 £
  • Wait for notification of successful enrollment from the school management
  • Make a deposit to the school account, which will be returned at the end of the trimester.

Scholarships Long Close School

Starting from Year 7, students can take part in the scholarship program, which makes it possible to get a 50% discount on tuition.

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