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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Please see pdf letters below including from other schools about Longwood.

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for the wonderful care and support you've given to ... during his time in Apple. He had an absolute blast and is going to miss you all!! Thank you (Apple August 2019)

A huge thank you for everything that you have done for .. over the year. Your patience and kindness has been greatly appreciated. She will miss you dearly and has taken some fantastic memories during her time in Apple and Cherry Room. My husband and I could go to work and relax knowing she was under your care, supervision and guidance and for that we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. (Apple and Cherry August 2019)

A massive thank you for all your hard work,... has loved it (Cherry August 2019)

We are really pleased how well and quickly our daughter has settled in Little Willow. All the staff are fab, going out of their way to help our daughter feel secure and happy. She has done so much and is clearly having a great time! (Little Willow March 2019)

I love to see how happy our daughter is at nursery and she is well looked after. (Little Willow March 2019)

Our son joined Longwood later than most, having moved from a state school system which was not set up to deal with a pupil who was deemed difficult to suppress. Immediately upon arrival at Longwood he was made to feel very welcome and thrived in an environment which allows pupils to move at a pace educationally speaking, in line with their ability and thirst for knowledge at any given point. The feel of the school harnessed together with the smaller size means that most of the kids not only know one another but are closer as a result. Our experience at the end of the last academic year was so positive when viewing the then year 6 leavers in their final days, made up our minds for certain. What we saw were such heartfelt emotions of what they were leaving behind that anyone viewing this would have known that they had made exactly the right choice of school. What you wish for as a parent is for your child to look back and say my school days were the best experience I could have asked for, and they did help shape me into a kind, thoughtful and hard working person. My belief is that Longwood does exactly that and my son is a much much happier boy for the opportunities and teaching that has been on offer. (Year 6 October 2018)

My granddaughter left Longwood School this year, passing the entrance tests and moving to a Grammar school of her choice. Longwood is a friendly family school with small class sizes; this helped give her confidence and enthusiasm, and a good measure of self-independence. Longwood provided a strong academic base to work from and generated a genuine interest in language, music, art, netball and swimming. (Year 6 July 2018)

Have had my 2 children at the nursery and school from the age of 1 and always feel so lucky to have found this school. With a firm focus on education Longwood school also provides a safe, nurturing happy environment which allows children to be themselves and thrive. The friendly and approachable manner of the school has always assured me that should there be an issue as well, there would be no hesitation in finding the solution immediately - luckily for me such a scenario has never occurred. Thank you Longwood!! (Year 4 and Year 6 June 2018)

Thank you so much for looking after our precious little girl. Under your supervision she has felt cherished, safe and supported enough to grow in confidence and blossom (Little Willow Parent July 2017)

We can't thank you enough for looking after our little girl so well. You've loved her, cared for her and nurtured her when we were so nervous to leave her in a new place. You have supported us and shown nothing but kindness. What each and every one of you does is so important to us Mums and Dads. (Little Willow Parent July 2017)

Thank you so much for taking care of our XXX since he was a baby. Everyone has been so caring and he has been incredibly happy at Longwood. He will miss you all and we are very sad to be leaving. (Pre-School and Cherry Parent July 2017)

Thank you so much for looking after XXX so well whilst she's been in Cherry. She loves coming to nursery and tells me all about what she's been up to! (Cherry Parent July 2017)

She has blossomed in her years at Longwood and has become a happy confident child. (Pre-School Parent July 2017)

It is incredibly hard to express how very thankful we are that both our children have gone to Longwood. Thank you for helping them grow, not just in terms of education but more importantly with happy confidence. One child started at 3 years and the other at 3 months old. (Year 6 parent July 2017)

I would never have imagined a headteacher never having her door closed, and so easy to access. Thank you for everything that you have done. You are inspirational and you have helped me so much. I will really miss you. (Year 6 parent and pupil to Mrs May, Headteacher July 2017)

We've been coming to Longwood for 13 years and are so sad to be leaving, but our babies are learning to fly! You've done wonders for the school in such a short space of time - it was a wonderful school 10 years ago but it's truly brilliant now. Thank you for everything that you do - you really change children's lives. (Year 6 parent to Mrs May, Headteacher July 2017)

You have helped me achieve and experience so many things that will never be forgotten. You are very special and shine like a star. (Year 6 pupil to Mrs May, Headteacher July 2017)

It is clear my child has greatly enjoyed his time in Longwood, and has clearly made some good friends within his classmates. We cannot thank you enough for all the things you have done to guide and nurture him as he has grown these last 3 years. He has come back from nursery every week having learnt something new, which is just fantastic for any parent to see. We certainly hope that his new school will be as nice and accommodating as your staff have been. (Oak Parent June 2017)

The following PDFs are available:
Bushey Meads Executive Principal, Jeremy Turner
David Lawrence, Orchestral and National Youth Choir Conductor
Edge Grove School Headmaster, Ben Evans
Portals to the Past
illustration on Testimonials