The Cumnor Foundation
The Cumnor Foundation was launched in 2015 to help unlock the potential of talented children from families whose parents could never afford to pay for a private school education. There are now seven fully funded Foundation Scholars from Sussex thriving within our School community.
Our Foundation programme is unique – in offering talented children access to a free independent school education for ten years, from the age of 8 to 18. Successful Foundation Scholars join Cumnor House Sussex from state school on a 100% scholarship at the age of 8 (in Year 4). They remain with us until the age of 13 (Year 8) when they move on to one of 15 independent Senior School partners, subject to the entry criteria of each school. There they are given the opportunity to complete their school education to the age of 18 (Year 13), as part of each school’s own 100% funded bursary programme.
Ultimately we aim to have 20 Foundation Scholars integrated within our school community, thereby building a community with greater diversity and mix.
We are indebted to our community of existing parents, Old Cumnorians, Old Cumnorian parents, staff, governors and friends for their invaluable support. Donations at every level are welcome, however large or small, and will be Your Gift to another Child’s Future.