Welcome

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

Orchestra

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

Highlights

Sporting Achievements

1st
Crowned IAPS U13 Girls’ Hockey National Champions

Awards

1st
Voted ‘Best for Innovation’ by The Week

Academic Scholarships

1st
'Excellent' - ISI Report 2022

Destination Schools

46
Leavers from Year 8 moved on to 17 different Senior Schools

Academic Scholarships

20
Scholarships, 8 Academic, secured by Year 8 Leavers

Awards

1st
Voted 'Most Idyllic Setting' by The Week

Performing Arts

88%
of the Prep School learn a musical instrument

Performing Arts

9
Weekly music ensembles

Performing Arts

7
Annual drama productions

Sporting Achievements

34th
Position in top 50 Prep-Schools for cricket

Awards

6
Consecutive years voted 'Top 20 Nursery' South East England

Awards

1
Highly Commended for 'Outstanding Pastoral Care'

Recent News

Last night’s 2024 Summer Serenade in the theatre was electric! 🌟

Incredible soloists and astounding group performances made the evening unforgettable. A huge thank you to our amazing music department and visiting music teachers for their support. A very special thank you to the “Three Amigos” – Mr Jelf, Mrs Boileau, and Mr Rowland – for putting it all together. We loved your typewriter piece! 🎶

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☔️ Not your average cricket photo! Congratulations to our U11 boys who were triumphant in difficult conditions at the U11 @iapsuk Cricket Festival yesterday. Well played; what a week for Cumnor cricket 🏏

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