Our Ethos & Values
Our school motto is ‘Aim High, Be Kind & Dare to be Different’. We fully embrace this in the Pre-Prep and this ethos is embedded in everything we do.
We believe that all children should be encouraged and supported in achieving and surpassing their goals, whatever their ability.
We seek to focus on the unique talents of every child in order to nurture and develop a sense of endless enquiry, wonder and tenacity in their learning.
There is no age or ability-related bar to learning in Cumnor Pre-Prep. All children will have access to the support or extension they need to flourish through carefully differentiated lessons and tasks within class and specialist curriculum events in which to foster and nurture subject-specific skills.
Children follow our 7 Golden Rules which foster honesty, thoughtfulness and above all kindness to others. Outdoor learning in Woodpeckers also develops an understanding of the strengths and frailties of nature and the need to be kind to the environment and the creatures with whom we share it.
Dare to be Different
Cumnor children are never afraid to stand out from the crowd. We encourage children to develop the confidence to ask difficult questions, to always seek answers and to be the very best versions of themselves.
We believe in the uniqueness of each and every child and we provide an education and the emotional, social and personal development they require to flourish so that they can, in time, make a positive contribution to the world around them.
At Cumnor, we are fully committed to the children in our care and also to the whole family. Whatever life throws at you, we will be there to offer support and guidance should you need it.
We are, quite simply, a little different.
We also believe in the importance of strong partnership with parents, to enable effective communication and the best possible provision for each child. Cumnor fosters a friendly, social and supportive environment for our families from coffee in the Bistro after drop-off to parent and toddler swimming, sports training sessions for parents and workshops with guest speakers and our teachers.