Longacre is an independent co-educational day school and nursery for children aged 2 to 11 situated in the heart of the Surrey Hills. Winner of the Independent School of the Year Award 2020 for Community Outreach.
About the school
Set in a beautiful rural location on the outskirts of the village of Shamley Green, midway between Guildford and Cranleigh, Longacre School offers a wonderful environment for young children.
The school buildings comprise the original large 1902 house plus modern, purpose-built classrooms standing in nine acres of grounds. Facilities include a new dining room, sports hall and Astroturf, sports fields, woodland and an adventure playground.
Longacre has a proud history and the motto of the school’s founder, Ursula Fairfax-Cholmeley, “A happy heart goes all the way” is still very much part of the school’s ethos.
At Longacre, we believe that children learn more effectively when they are happy, and that excellent academic results can be achieved without subjecting pupils to hothouse pressure. The fact that our pupils gain a range of scholarships, and that they transfer successfully to their senior school of choice, is evidence that this approach works.