• Welcome toCumnor Pre-Prep

    Welcome to
    Cumnor Pre-Prep


Cumnor House Pre-Prep provides a happy, safe and nurturing environment in which children can begin to develop a life-long love of learning and interest in the world around them.

Our self-contained Pre-Prep is the hub of Cumnor House Sussex. A mix of modern and traditional, our inspiring and colourful classrooms showcase the children’s work, inspire and celebrate achievement and look out onto ‘Grace’s Garden’, which sits at the heart of the department. We have easy access to the Prep school’s wider facilities including Woodpeckers, the theatre, swimming pool, home economics, music barn, sports pitches and 60 acres of Sussex countryside to explore. 

Our approach is to provide a carefully balanced selection of adult and child-initiated activities. This mix of play-based, practical and independent exploration helps to ensure children achieve their full potential. Children should love learning and fully embrace every opportunity to grow academically, socially and emotionally within a nurturing and stimulating environment. Kindness, perseverance, resilience and joy lie at the heart of all we do. 

Cumnor subscribes to the truism that ‘school days are the best of our lives’ and as such we are unapologetic in our quest to learn lots whilst having the best possible time doing it! Learning is so much more appealing, productive and engaging if one is encouraged to explore, investigate and discover.

We encourage children to take an active role, share ideas and knowledge and to experiment without fear of failure in order to learn and build a firm foundation from which to thrive. We encourage a spirit of enquiry, curiosity and independence, fostering determination and resilience. These qualities, coupled with an awareness of the world around them, consideration for others and, above all, kindness help to make the Cumnor experience very special indeed.


Learn more about what makes Cumnor Pre-Prep so special and get to know Mrs Freeman through her recent Q&A with Talk Education

Mrs Freeman

Head of Nursery & Pre-Prep

Jacqui Freeman, Head of Nursery & Pre-Prep