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Cumnor House Sussex

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Cumnor House Sussex

Address: Cumnor House Sussex, Danehill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 7HT
Founded: 1931
Number of Pupils: 382
Fees:Yrs 5-8: £6,635; Yr 4: £5,860; Yr 3: £5,095; Yr 2: £4,030; Yr 1: £3,565; Reception: £3,055;  Nursery fees available on request.
Ages: 2–13
Head Teacher: Mr Christian Heinrich
Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational
Entrance Procedure: Non-selective. Tour with headmaster followed by Taster Day. Reports requested from current school.
Contact: Cecilia Desmond, Registrar. Tel: 01825 792 006
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Termly open days or pre-arranged visit.

The Curriculum

A broad-based academic and extra-curricular programme results in a fine record of scholarships at 13+ to leading schools countrywide. Aim High, Be Kind, Dare to be Different are at the heart of the school’s teaching ethos.

Games & The Arts

Outstanding sporting facilities including all-weather surface and two swimming pools.  Boys’ rugby, football, hockey & cricket.  Girls’ hockey, netball & cricket.  Mixed swimming and athletics.  Strong art, drama, dance, music, DT and ICT departments with concerts and performances scheduled all-year round.

Pastoral Care

Children’s wellbeing and happiness are at the core of the school’s ethos with tutor systems and pupil pastoral care committees in place for day and boarding children.  We teach the Mindfulness in Schools Paws b programme and always look for ways to evolve pastoral care in line with the times our children live in.  We are the first UK school to introduce iSpace Wellbeing – a wellbeing curriculum programme for PSHE, addressing children’s physical, social and mental health.

Recent Scholarships

27 scholarships in 2018, 32 scholarships in 2017, 33 in 2016 – academic, art, DT, drama, equestrian, music, sport, all-rounder, leadership.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

We seek to educate children in the fullest sense – expecting them to aim for the highest standards possible in everything they undertake.  We are privileged, through our excellent facilities, to offer a wealth of opportunity that allows each child to discover their individual talents and gifts. Childhood should be as happy and unhurried as possible.

Outstanding Characteristics

• The school motto – Aim High, Be Kind, Dare to be Different – encourages us to seek the best in and for each child.

• Friendships ‘for life’ are formed within a nurturing, family environment.

• Teachers are adept at tapping into and nurturing each child’s talents, which is demonstrated through scholarship success.

• Our 65-acre site in the Ashdown Forest boasts outstanding facilities.

• We feed into over 20 of the country’s leading senior schools.

• Just 45 minutes by train to London Victoria & London Bridge.

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