Situated at the heart of the Ashdown Forest in Sussex, we provide an empowering education for active and ambitious boys and girls.

The Cumnor House Sussex motto – ‘Aim High, Be Kind and Dare to be Different’ – sits at the heart of our School and, combined with a teaching environment and facilities that demand excellence and an unrivalled breadth of offer, is what makes Cumnor unique.

Our Ethos

Life at Cumnor

Pre-Prep Introduction by Jacqui Freeman, Head of Pre-Prep

Cumnor Leaver’s Video 2021

Cumnor Leaver's Video 2022

10 Questions with Fergus Llewellyn


Y5/6 String Ensemble

Year 6 Singing

Year 7/8 Choir

Q&A with Jacqui Freeman, Head of Pre Prep

Y7/8 Wind Band

Year 5/6 Singing

Q&A with Bruno Shovelton, Deputy Head Academic

The iSpace Story


Sporting Achievements

Crowned IAPS U13 Girls’ Hockey National Champions


Voted ‘Best for Innovation’ by The Week

Academic Scholarships

'Excellent' - ISI Report 2022

Destination Schools

Leavers from Year 8 moved on to 17 different Senior Schools

Academic Scholarships

Scholarships, 8 Academic, secured by Year 8 Leavers


Voted 'Most Idyllic Setting' by The Week

Performing Arts

of the Prep School learn a musical instrument

Performing Arts

Weekly music ensembles

Performing Arts

Annual drama productions

Sporting Achievements

Position in top 50 Prep-Schools for cricket


Consecutive years voted 'Top 20 Nursery' South East England


Highly Commended for 'Outstanding Pastoral Care'

Recent News

It has been an exceptional term and year here at Cumnor. Our children have lived and breathed our motto to the full. Wishing you all a wonderful summer! ☀️ ...

And ‘that’s a wrap’! Huge congratulations go to our Year 8 cast of “Much Ado About Nothing” and to everyone involved in the production. Their commitment and enthusiasm has been truly inspiring and made for two magical evenings in our Garden Theatre.

While we are sad to say goodbye, we wish our Year 8 Leavers every success in their new chapters. They move onto their senior schools as dynamic and creative young people, confident of who they are and what they can do. Good luck!


Oh what a night! Our Summer Soirée was a resounding success. With huge thanks to @hcruttenden for providing all the laughs and @darrengough44 for helping us raise a staggering £30,000 from the live and silent auctions. Most importantly, we partied in support of two fantastic charities who are wholeheartedly deserving of our support. Thank you to everyone involved, it was a huge team effort 🌟 ...

It’s the last week of term and it can only mean one thing! Shakespeare in our Garden Theatre is a cherished tradition at Cumnor and this year we bring you ‘Much Ado About Nothing’.

Year 8 are in the midst of rehearsals and not to be outdone, Year 3 and 4 have been learning about costumes and sets.
💫Excitement is building!🎭