London Road, Danehill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 7HT
10 reasons to choose Cumnor House School
Main point of differentiation
With a Schoolsmith Score® of 91 Cumnor House School is the highest scoring prep school in and around Haywards Heath, and ranks in the top 30 in the UK.
Cumnor House School is an independent prep day and boarding school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 2 and 13 years. Boarding from Year 7 for the 10% of pupils who board. All are weekly or flexi boarders. It is a Church of England school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Day fees at Cumnor House School range from £3,560 (Rec) to £7,790 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Cumnor House School has mostly three classes per year and an average class size of 14 pupils.
Destinations for Cumnor House School leavers are one of 20 independent day or boarding schools. A broad spread of choices, but Worth, Tonbridge School, Eastbourne College, Benenden School, King’s Canterbury, Brighton College, Sevenoaks School and Mayfield School account for 60% of leavers. 40%-50% of pupils win awards and scholarships.
The Cumnor House School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and the ISEB Common Entrance curriculum with some additions and variations. It also includes PSHE, French, Latin. The school offers each pupil between 5 and 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 5. The school has co-ordinated wellbeing initiatives and was the first UK school to introduce iSpace Wellbeing (Years 1 to 6) and #iWonder (Years 7 and 8).
Specialist teachers for sport, music and languages throughout, and for most subjects from Year 6.
Sport at Cumnor House School
School is one of the 50 prep schools with the most extensive sports offers in the UK. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in athletics, cross country, swimming.
The Arts at Cumnor House School
Art, music, drama and dance are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and two-thirds take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Four choirs, two orchestras and several instrument ensembles. The school is one of the top 50 UK prep schools for the breadth of its creative and performing arts extra-curriculum.
Wraparound care from 7.00am to 7.00pm. Occasional boarding option. Childcare available for 50 weeks of the year.
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