Welcome to our school
At Long Crendon we subscribe to an educational philosophy based upon valuing self, others and our environment. Values education is at the centre of our school vision. Long Crendon School is a place where children can grow as individuals, as learners and as caring and productive members of society. We are committed to supporting and developing the physical and emotional health and well-being of all the children and staff at our school.
We aim to offer all of our children an outstanding, inspirational, educational experience. Learning outside the classroom is a key aspect of our curriculum, giving children opportunities to identify and manage risk effectively. Promoting Growth Mindset empowers our children to always believe that they can improve.
Read what The Good Schools Guide has to say about our school.
Our core values, underpinning all aspects of the school experience, are:
Unity – incorporating co-operation and support
Courage – incorporating uniqueness and creativity
Resilience – incorporating determination, self-belief and positivity
Kindness – incorporating friendship, loyalty, humility, love and forgiveness
Enthusiasm – incorporating curiosity, joy and happiness
Honesty – incorporating integrity, reliability and trust
Respect – incorporating empathy and tolerance
Equality – incorporating acceptance and inclusion
We also promote democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect, tolerance and individual liberty.
This half term the values that we are focusing on are Unity and Courage
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC)
We are passionate about LOtC
We have developed our fabulous, extensive grounds, including allotments, a bottle greenhouse, a woodland, a pond, a fort, swimming pool, mud kitchen and the OWL (Outdoor Woodland Learning lodge), which are extensively used for learning outside the classroom. Our Eco initiatives are run by a committee of staff, children and parents and we hold an Eco Green flag and have a thriving Eco club. We hold an LOtC gold quality mark and our Foundation Stage teacher was awarded an LOtC Oustanding Innovative Eduucator award. Our LOtC practice has featured in Green Parent and Teach Early Years magazines and in the Guardian. All our KS1 and KS2 children attend regular Forest School sessions (weekly in Years 1-4 and fortnightly in Years 5 and 6).
Have a look at our LOtC page.
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When you visit our school please do not drive onto the school grounds – access is for staff only. Please help to keep our neighbours happy and our surroundings pleasant by not parking on grass verges or across driveways. Thank you for thinking of others by parking safely and considerately in the surrounding streets.
In the event of adverse weather, the decision to close the school is made by the Chair of Governors, in consultation with the Headteacher. Final decisions rest upon the weather conditions first thing in the morning (between about 6am and 7am). We always aim to give as much notice as possible, posting closure information on the Bucks CC website, which in turn triggers local radio announcements. If school buses are not running then schools often make the decision to close, as this is an indication that driving conditions are not safe. Schools may also close if it is not considered possible to make the site safe for users (for example, due to extremely icy conditions). We monitor the weather and driving conditionsand the conditions on the school site and inform parents as early as possible if we are unable to open.