Welcome to Cumnor House...

Cumnor House is a leading, private preparatory boarding and day school for boys and girls up to 13 years of age. From the Nursery, through the Pre-Prep into the Prep School and beyond, Cumnor House provides a safe and unhurried childhood for active and ambitious children.

Situated in the village of Danehill, it is in a central position for travelling within Sussex and is an easy commute from London. Views across the countryside and of the Ashdown forest make for a wonderful school setting.

The Cumnor House motto of "Aim High, Be Kind and Dare to be Different" tells us to seek the best in, and for, each individual child, both during their time at school and as we help to shape their core values for life thereafter.

Cumnor prides itself on the range of leading senior independent schools that pupils move onto and the number of Scholarships achieved. In 2016, 50 leavers moved onto 18 different senior schools and achieved 33 Awards and Scholarships across academic, sport, art, DT, drama and music. Of the current Year 8 pupils, 40 out of 49 pupils will be sitting a total of 59 Scholarships.
Admissions
 

Admissions

Looking to join the Cumnor House family? Take the first steps here...
Art
 

Art

Visit our thriving Art department and view their latest work
Music
 

Music

Music is a key part of life at Cumnor House. Learn more and listen in here...
Drama
 

Drama

Enjoy the spotlight? Learn more about our Drama department and productions...
Videos
 

Videos

See for yourself our busy school in action!
Sport
 

Sport

Keep up to date with sports fixtures and events...

Headmaster's welcome...

"At Cumnor House we seek to educate children in the fullest sense. We aim for academic excellence, certainly. Indeed, we expect our children to set themselves high standards in everything they undertake."

But there is so much more. We are privileged, through our excellent facilities, to be able to expose them to a wealth of opportunities that will allow them to discover their talents and tastes. They will form friendships and begin to understand the intricacies of human relationships. And they will make mistakes and learn from them in a secure and supportive environment.

If you are an existing member of the Cumnor community, then delve into relevant sections of this website. If you are coming to this afresh, as a prospective parent, as someone seeking to gain an insight into the world of a prep school – of Cumnor House, in particular – then I hope that you will be tantalized by brief introductions to what we offer and contact us to make an appointment to visit.

Read the Headmaster's Welcome in full...

Christian Heinrich
Headmaster

Contact Us...

Cumnor House Sussex
London Road
Danehill
Haywards Heath
Sussex
RH17 7HT
T: 01825 790 347
E: office@cumnor.co.uk