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Cumnor House Sussex
Cumnor House Sussex
Cumnor House Sussex
Cumnor House Sussex
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Cumnor House Sussex Haywards Heath, Sussex Visit
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Cumnor House Sussex
Haywards Heath
362 pupils, ages 2-13
Mixed
Day and Boarding

Cumnor House Sussex

There’s a warm family feel and a real sense of nurture at this non-selective gem of a co-ed prep on the edge of Ashdown Forest in Sussex. The school motto – ‘Aim High, Be Kind and Dare to be Different’ – is a clarion call to children to embrace their unique self, and each and every pupil is supported to do so every step of the way. Inspirational head Fergus Llewellyn leads a passionate team of teachers who have to be among the most enthusiastic educators we have ever met. And pupils match their passion and gumption, leaving for top senior schools with a ze...
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Boys and girls in red and black sports kit with their arms in the air
Girl in tartan dress and red belt by a wooden post
Three boys in red tops together outside
Girls in red cardigans playing outside on green grass
Girls in black leggings in the dance studio
Girl in red top reading a book with a blue wall in the background
Cumnor House main school building with cricket pitch in front
Pupils running on green grass dressed in red and blue with face paint
Pupils in costume acting in school play outside
  • Senior school destinations

  • Scholarships for senior schools

    Scholarships

    Academic9Ardingly, Hurstpierpoint, Tonbridge, Brighton
    Music1 Brighton
    Drama5 Eastbourne, Benenden, Worth, Ardingly, Bedes
    Sport4 Cranleigh, Hurstpierpoint, Milton Abbey
    All Rounder2 Hurstpierpoint


  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Nursery-
    Reception£3,560
    Year 1£4,170
    Year 2£4,700
    Year 3£5,950
    Year 4£6,850
    Year 5£7,790
    Year 6£7,790
    Year 7£7,790
    Year 8 £7,790
    Boarding fees per term

    Nursery-
    Reception-
    Year 1-
    Year 2-
    Year 3 -
    Year 4 £8,050
    Year 5 £8,990
    Year 6£8,990
    Year 7£8,990
    Year 8 £8,990




    Bursaries
    Launched in 2015, the Cumnor Foundation offers two fully funded scholarships each year to children in Year 3 at a Sussex state primary who are excelling academically and performing at the top of their class. This award is a continual award that lasts for 10 years and covers 100 per cent of independent-school fees from eight to 18. The children remain at Cumnor House until the end of Year 8 (aged 13+), when the school works closely with a number of senior-school partners (including Benenden, The King’s School, Canterbury, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks School) to orchestrate their move into the senior school’s own 100 per cent funded fee-assistance programme.

    Foundation Scholars are required to excel academically, places are always strictly means-tested and only awarded to families who could never afford a private-school education. The school works closely with a number of local state schools, community groups and sport clubs to raise awareness of the Foundation and support applications from as wide an area as possible.

    Bursary contact:
    Registrar Rebecca Bruce
    registrar@cumnor.co.uk
  • SEND

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School Updates

  • Cumnor House Sussex announces new Performing Arts Scholarships

    Cumnor House Sussex announces new Performing Arts Scholarships
  • View from the Top: Bruno Shovelton on teaching prep school pupils lessons for life

    View from the Top: Bruno Shovelton on teaching prep school pupils lessons for life
  • Introducing Kudos

    Introducing Kudos
  • ISI Excellence

    ISI Excellence
  • Cumnor House Sussex Crowned IAPS U13 Girls’ Hockey National Champions

    Cumnor House School (CHS) triumphed against the odds to become the first stand-alone independent prep school to win the IAPS U13 Girls’ Hockey National Championship since 2016.
    Cumnor House Sussex Crowned IAPS U13 Girls’ Hockey National Champions
  • Community music day announced at Arundel Cathedral

    Cumnor House Sussex, is excited to launch a brand new community initiative with a large-scale performance of Britten's hugely popular community opera Noye's Fludde (Noah's Flood) taking place on Saturday 4th March 2023 at the majestic Arundel Cathedral.
    Community music day announced at Arundel Cathedral
  • View from the Top: Fergus Llewellyn on the importance of parenting partnerships

    View from the Top: Fergus Llewellyn on the importance of parenting partnerships
  • WATCH: Q&A with Bruno Shovelton, Deputy Head Academic at Cumnor House Sussex

    WATCH: Q&A with Bruno Shovelton, Deputy Head Academic at Cumnor House Sussex
  • WATCH: Q&A with Jacqui Freeman, Head of Pre-Prep at Cumnor House Sussex

    WATCH: Q&A with Jacqui Freeman, Head of Pre-Prep at Cumnor House Sussex
  • WATCH: Q&A with Michael Matthews, Deputy Head Pastoral at Cumnor House Sussex

    WATCH: Q&A with Michael Matthews, Deputy Head Pastoral at Cumnor House Sussex
  • Starting senior school: the eight pieces of advice you need to know

    Starting senior school: the eight pieces of advice you need to know
  • Cumnor House Sussex raises over £25,000 for Home-Start Crawley, Horsham & Mid-Sussex

    Cumnor House Sussex raises over £25,000 for Home-Start Crawley, Horsham & Mid-Sussex
  • See Cumnor House Sussex in our Town & Country Prep Schools Guide

    From bucolic country preps to schools on the edge of buzzy market towns or slap bang in the centre of a city, there are a myriad of prep school options up and down the UK and within a daily minibus-ride of the Big Smoke. Use our guide to help with your search.
    See Cumnor House Sussex in our Town & Country Prep Schools Guide
  • 10 Questions with Fergus Llewellyn, Headmaster of Cumnor House Sussex

    10 Questions with Fergus Llewellyn, Headmaster of Cumnor House Sussex

Cumnor House Sussex is
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Address
London Road, Danehill, Haywards Heath, Sussex RH17 7HT

Contact
office@cumnor.co.uk
01825 790347

Website
cumnor.co.uk

ISI Report

Fees

Term Dates

Bursaries


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