Welcome to Cumnor House Sussex

Cumnor House Sussex is one of the country’s leading private Preparatory day and boarding schools for 2-13 year-old boys and girls. Situated in Mid-Sussex, in the village of Danehill, the School is centrally located for travelling within Sussex and is within easy reach of London.

The day that a child steps into Cumnor House Sussex is the start of their journey of discovery. From the Nursery (2-4 year olds), through to the Pre-Prep School (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 who have the opportunity to learn in state-of-the-art facilities; form close friendships within a nurturing, family environment; and explore and climb trees within the school’s 65-acre surroundings in the heart of the Ashdown Forest.

Our caring, specialist 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. The range of leading senior independent schools that our children move onto and the number of Scholarships achieved is testament to their ability to succeed.

In 2016, 50 children 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 children moving on in September 2017, 41 out of 49 are sitting 64 Scholarships to 22 different senior schools.

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 during their time with us and as we help shape their core values for life beyond school.


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


Visit our thriving Art department and view their latest work


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


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


See for yourself our busy school in action!


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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

Contact Us...

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