"Strive" our decorated horse sculpture is finished and has been shipped to Newbury Race Course for display at the Dubai International Arabian Races. 

So come and see all the decorated horses at Newbury Race Course on 28th July - entry is free.

Thank you to everyone for your support and hardwork on this very exciting project!

Mrs Whitehall

Please click here to see photos of the work in progress.

Long Lane is working towards achieving an Eco-School award.The Eco-Schools Green Flag is an internationally recognised award for excellence in environmental action and learning.

A school Eco-Commitee has been appointed comprising of children from each year group.
An Environmental Expo Day was held on Monday 22nd July which parents were invited to:

  • Reception class learned about the underwater environment, making bread turtles and mini jelly fish.
  • Years 1 & 2 learnt about littering, recycling and the importance of plants making their own paper and growing and selling plants.
  • Years 3 & 4 baked and sold cakes on expo day.

  • Years 5 & 6 treated parents to Slam Poetry based on environmental issues they felt passionate about.

Read more about it by clicking on this link to the Reading Chronicle

Congratulations to Phoenix on winning this year’s House Cup! As a special reward for earning so many house points Phoenix house will have a water fight next week to celebrate. Well Done!!!

Congratulations to Unicorn and Dragon  for winning the Infants & Juniors Sports Day.

Final results:

Infants: 1st -  Unicorn, 2nd - Phoenix, 3rd -Dragon, 4th-Griffin    

Juniors: 1st - Dragon - 212, 2nd - Griffin - 188, 3rd -Phoenix - 185, 4th- Unicorn -160    

Well done  to everyone for another fantastic Sports Day.

As A BIG THANK YOU to the PTA for our fantatsic new Adventure Play Frame. 


As a school we are decorating a horse sculpture for the Dubai International Arabian Races. This will  be returned to us afterwards for display permanently at the front of the school.

So come and see all the decorated horses on display at Newbury Race Course on 28th July - entry is free.

The horse will be painted green and we would like the children to combine colourful flowers with patterns to create tiles which will be painted onto the horse. Please click here for ideas.

We look forward to seeing all your lovely designs.

Thank you for your support on this very exciting project!

Mrs Whitehall

Arabian Horse Letter.pdf

Arabian Horse Presentation.pdf 

Please click here to see photos of the work in progress.

Long Lane School Crossing Patrol is supported by two local businesses so pupils are able to get to school in safety. The school crossing patrol funding was removed in April 2016 by West Berkshire’s as part of  funding cuts to services.On Monday 29th April the generous sponsors were invited in to school to meet Mr Kim Darling, the School Crossing patroller, and the school’s Pupil Council.

Mr Thorne said “The sponsorship each year comes as a huge relief to the school. We could not afford to fund the patrol ourselves with budget constraints. We are however very pleased and amazed that there are such kind and wonderful people that are willing to support our community. I can’t thank them enough.”

Local firm Wilmott’s were only too happy to help. Scott Willmott said,

"I am a parent with young children at the school, my family cross the busy road every day and I can't imagine what it would be like without Mr Darling helping them. As a family business, we are proud to have been sponsoring Long Lane's lollipop man for the last 3 years and once again this year."

Paul Bampton, Managing director of Sansome and George and parent of two at the school, was also very keen to offer his support.

“At Sansome & George we take immense pride in supporting the local community especially Long Lane School. We are pleased to have helped maintain the safety for the children and their parents travelling to and from the school since April 2016.”

A BIG thank you to everyone who supported Red Nose Day this year. We raised £282.90 with approximately £130 of this raised from the cake sale organised by the School Council - THANK YOU.


On Friday 8th March everyone at school dressed up as their favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day.

Click here to see some of their fantastic costumes.

On Thursday 7th March Rainbow Class had an amazing day at Henley River and Rowing Museum for a 'Toad & Friends'  workshop. They listened to stories, decorated bags, made a duck, learnt a dance and looked round the museum and went for a walk in the wild woods. 

Please click here to see some more pictures from our trip.

On 4th March Year 6 book club and reading ambassadors visited St. Andrews to listen to author and poet Nick Toczek.

The author gave a presentation that included his own stories and some magic! 

He also gave a few ideas for creative writing:

  • The irritate poem  ( what really irritates you...)
  • The 6 word story  (ie Jesus lived, died and rose again.)
  • The vampire poem - using rhyming words for each letter of the alphabet eg, appetite, bite, fright,  etc

On Wednesday 27th February Years 5 and 6 had a fantastic trip to Milestones Museum. They really enjoyed learning more about WW2. The highlight of the day was using ration books to purchase old fashioned sweets from the sweet shop.

Click here to see some pictures from the day.

On Thursday 14th February pupils in Years 1 and 2 enjoyed a whole afternoon of DT! They used their geography and science knowledge to design and create polar landscapes. Thank you so much to all parents who came along to help out. 

Please click here to see more photos from the day.

On Tuesday 12th February the Year 5/ 6 football and netball teams performed fantastically at an inter-school competition held at Denefield School. Long Lane took :

  • 1st place for Mixed Netball (unbeaten)
  • 2nd place for Boys Football
  • 1st place Girls Football

Congratulations to the teams for playing so brilliantly - we are so proud of you.

On Thursday 7th February Long Lane School was transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry for the evening. An amazing time was had by all. The students were sorted into houses, practiced spells and designed socks for Dobby. A big thank you to Mrs Rushent for organising the event and to all the other staff that helped out.

Click here for more pictures from the evening.

On Monday 4th February, the children in Year 5 & 6 experienced what it was like to be an evacuee in WWII.  In the afternoon they were surprised by a drill sergeant who put them through their paces. Please click here for more pictures.

The collection for Christmas Jumper day raised over £110 for Save the Children - thank you to everyone for your support.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Christmas Fair and to all of the helpers before, during and after the event. We are delighted to announce that the fair raised  a whopping £3730.24. Thank you once again for all your support.

Please see the following document for changes to the school lunch menu:

Menu Changes - Nov - Dec 2018.pdf

A BIG thank you to everyone who supported Children in Need this year. We raised £292.72 with approximately £150 of this raised from the cake sale organised by Jayden in year 6 - THANK YOU.

On  Wednesday 7th November Years 3 & 4 had an amazing day at the National Gallery. They looked at paintngs by Huysum, Corot, Monet, Rousseau and Stubbs. Year 4 also spent the afternoon focusing on paintings by English artists.

Year 4 looking at The Four Times of Day by Corot.