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).
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.
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.
Children thrive as their successes demonstrate with many leaving having secured scholarships and grammar school places over the years. A warm nurturing environment with small class sizes, enable the children to become confident and respectful; behaviour recognised as exemplary and outstanding by Ofsted. For example, we are happy to take the older children for trips into London on the tube or along embankment, safe in the knowledge that they are responsible young adults. We pack the school weeks with fun enriching activities, visits, outings, workshops, concerts and charitable events. Gymnastics, swimming, tennis and astroturf games are offered as part of the curriculum at the Bushey Grove Centre on our doorstep. We have experienced and qualified PE, music and French teachers. Parents are also so thankful for the peace of mind, knowing that our in-house dedicated team offer productive, fun and caring wrap around and holiday scheme 7am – 7pm, throughout the year.
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.