Back to School picnic was a great success. Photos are on the website!

Waiting lists in nursery for this academic year; spaces for July/August 2018 filling now.

School places - one Reception and a few Years 3 and 4 places available now.

Please see testimonials (About page) and photos (Gallery page)

99% of parents would recommend Longwood to another parent (Ofsted Parentview 2016/2017)

Ofsted inspection findings - Good School, Good Nursery

About Longwood


Longwood School and Nursery, in Bushey near Watford in Hertfordshire, is registered as an Independent School with OFSTED, and also registered under the Early Years OFSTED register. The premises are open 7am - 7pm, Monday to Friday, throughout the year except Bank Holidays. The Day Nursery and Preparatory School offer continual education for children from three months to eleven years in a truly family atmosphere.

Longwood's aim is to provide a happy, stimulating, healthy and safe environment where all children can attain high standards and develop into well-balanced citizens. Each child's individuality is fostered with the encouragement of talents and abilities. Emphasis on high standards of self-discipline, considerate behaviour and the full preparation of subsequent schooling are essentials of our day-to-day care.

Longwood Nursery was formed from the consolidation of the family-run well-established Rainbow Nurseries and their staff in operation throughout Bedfordshire and Middlesex. This consolidation and continued success since then has enabled longstanding, experienced and well-qualified staff to be happily employed: being motivated to ensure that every child receives the best care. Our high standards have been recognised very much within the community and by OFSTED since 1978.

Longwood School was opened in September 1992 in response to popular demand. The School has grown in numbers and success since then, and now has over one hundred pupils. This success is attributed to the team of dedicated and professional staff; good results in pupils' achievements; success in secondary school placements; excellent facilities and small class sizes.

Please see the document below, which explains and celebrates our recent academic successes in Reading and Spelling.





The following PDFs are available:
Easter 2017 spelling and reading results
Food Standards Agency Food Hygiene Rating 5
Year 6 pupil transfers 2005-2017