Upton Court Road, Slough, Berkshire SL3 7LU
10 reasons to choose Long Close Prep School
Main point of differentiation
Long Close Prep School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 78, and is a high scoring prep school in Slough. It is part of the only local all-through school.
Long Close Prep School is an independent prep day school for boys and girls (60%/40%) between the ages of 2 and 11 years. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is the prep school to Long Close School, an all-through school to age 16. Long Close Prep School fees range from £4,010 (Rec) to £4,805 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Long Close Prep School usually has one class per year, sometimes two, and an average class size of 12 pupils.
Leavers’ destination schools for 60% of Long Close Prep pupils are a Slough or Bucks grammar school, in particular Upton Grammar, Dr Challoner’s Grammar, Langley Grammar, Burnham Grammar and Herschel Grammar. One or two move on to an independent school. Perhaps 30% move up to the senior school.
The Long Close Prep School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum with some additions and variations. It also includes PSHEE, reasoning, Spanish. The school is Ruth Miskin accredited for the teaching of phonics. The school offers each pupil between 5 and 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 4.
Specialist teachers for sport, music, languages, art, DT and computing throughout, and for all subjects from Year 5.
Sport at Long Close Prep School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Long Close Prep School
Art and music are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. Drama is part of the co-curriculum. All pupils learn an instrument in class and some take extra-curricular instrument lessons. Choir and one or two instrument ensembles. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Find another school near Long Close Prep School
Long Close School (0 miles); Eton College (1.6 miles).
St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School (0.8 miles); Slough and Eton Church of England Business and Enterprise College (0.8 miles); Upton Court Grammar School (1.2 miles).