Ofsted Early Years March 2022 rated Good, Ofsted School 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, are polite and courteous'

Herts CC Early Years Effectiveness Inspection Feb 2020 - Children are well supervised and procedures for keeping them safe are effective

Limited baby spaces - next available November 2022 - book a place now to avoid disappointment for the next academic year

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School Overview



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

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

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

A purpose built unit within our grounds houses two classrooms; one for Attenborough (years 3 and 4) and one for Old Park (years 5 and 6).

School Times

Preschool - 8.45am - 3pm
Boradwater - 8.45am - 3pm
Hartspring - 9am - 3pm
Attenborough and Old Park - 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.

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.

Below is a set of documents for parents new to our school. Please read them all carefully and return all forms as appropriate.

The following PDFs are available:
01 The Importance of Reading
1 Welcome letter
2 Data Capture Form
3 information for parents of children new into school
4 Parental Consent for School Outings
5 HomeSchoolContract
6 Parent code of conduct
7 Welcome to Friends of Longwood
8 FoL easygiving letter
Beats uniform list 2021
Immunisation letter to parents
Pupil Acceptable ICT Use Agreement
School check list
dj uniforms list 2021
letter about non immunised children
illustration on School Overview