Cumnor House Sussex is one of the country’s leading private day and boarding schools for 2-13 year-old boys and girls. Situated in Mid-Sussex in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, the school is just a 45-minute train journey to either London Victoria or London Bridge from Haywards Heath.
From the Nursery (2-4 year olds), through to the Pre-Prep (4-8 year olds) and Prep School (8-13 year olds), Cumnor House Sussex provides a safe and unhurried childhood for active and ambitious children. Ambition for success is demonstrated by the number of Scholarships and Awards achieved each year by our Leavers’ – in 2016 alone 33 awards were secured across Academic, Art, Drama, DT, Music, Sport and All-Round.
During their time with us, the children form close friendships within a nurturing, family environment and are encouraged to explore and climb trees within the school’s 65-acre surroundings. Our state-of-the-art facilities include a brand new science, technology, engineering and maths centre, named The Peake, and a new Nursery providing a wonderful space for young children to learn through play. These new buildings add to an impressive range of facilities already on offer at this thriving, busy school.
Sporting facilities include 14 sports fields, an international standard all-weather surface and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool. Animation, ceramics, digital photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and textiles are taught in two creative art studios and around 300 children in the Prep school take music lessons on 18 different musical instruments. Drama also plays a big part in school life with seven productions performed each year, including Shakespeare in ‘the gloaming’ in July.
All our teachers pride themselves on tapping into each child’s individual talent; encouraging and enabling them to reach their personal potential, both inside and outside the classroom. Every child is encouraged to experience a wide range of sport and extra-curricular activities alongside their academic studies to prepare them for the next stage of their school life. We feed into over 20 destination schools, including some of the country’s leading senior schools and take great care in finding the right school for each child.
The Cumnor House Sussex motto – Aim High, Be Kind, Dare to be Different – encourages us to seek the best in and for each individual child as we help shape their core values during their time with us in preparation for life beyond Cumnor and, ultimately, for life beyond school.