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Ofsted Early Years inspection July 2018 - Rated Good

Ofsted School inspection June 2019 - Rated Good

'Children thrive in the early years'

'Strong, reflective teaching in a nurturing environment ensures that children achieve well'

'Pupils behave well, and are polite and courteous'

Ofsted Dec 2017 - 'The behaviour of pupils is outstanding'

'Pupils make good progress, and they attain highly in a wide range of subjects'

Only a few nursery places available - book now for 2020 to avoid disappointment

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School Overview


Organisation

Longwood accepts children from three months old into the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery). The youngest children start in Little Willow, then they progress through Apple and then Cherry and finally to Oak where they stay until the year of their fourth birthday.

Two Pre-school classes (for four year olds) and the Reception class (for five year olds) complete the Foundation Stage included under the school umbrella.

Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2) caters for pupils aged six and seven years.

A purpose built unit within our grounds houses two classrooms; one for Lower Key Stage Two (years 3 and 4) and one for Upper Key Stage Two (years 5 and 6).

School Times

Preschool - 8.45am - 3pm
Reception - 8.45am - 3pm
KS1 - 9am - 3pm
KS2 - 8.30am - 3.30pm
Whole school assemblies are at 9am on Mondays and Fridays.

Our Curriculum

When children move into school, they follow the Longwood School curriculum. This is based on the National Curriculum, but often exceeds those expectations.
Children are taught in 3 classes, with two year groups making up each class. Maths and English are taught separately to each year groups but the other subjects follow a two year rolling programme.
Please see the documents on the relevant website pages, to get an idea of what the children study in the foundation subjects.

Please telephone the office before 9am if your child is ill and unexpectedly not coming to school. A letter of explanation should be written and brought in on their return to school please.


illustration on School Overview