Cumnor House School for Girls and Boys is a place where your child will aspire to be the best they can be. We help every child build on their strengths, to believe in themselves, to be distinctive and to challenge themselves with high expectations. Our approach empowers children to be leaders and provides an educational standard that ensures children are well prepared for their future.

In recognition of this approach, we are delighted that Cumnor House has been shortlisted in the Independent School of the Year Awards 2022.


Cumnor House School for Girls has been shortlisted for ‘Small Independent School of the Year‘ and ‘Independent School of the Year for Student Wellbeing‘. Read more here.

Cumnor House School for Boys and Nursery has been shortlisted for ‘Independent Prep School of the Year‘. Read more here.



Explore Cumnor House School


Kindergarten & Pre-School, Purley

2 years to 4 years

Located on the Webb Estate in Purley our term time Kindergarten & Pre-School is a place where children can grow and start their learning journey.

Mrs Eloise Upfold
Head of Early Years

Kindergarten & Pre-School, South Croydon

2 years to 4 years

Overlooking spacious sports fields our warm and caring year-round Kindergarten & Pre-School for girls and boys offers a superb environment for young learners to grow.

Mrs Eloise Upfold
Head of Early Years

School for Boys

4 years to 13 years

Cumnor House School for Boys is a place where your child can learn to question, to explore new opportunities and achieve great success.

Miss Emma Edwards
Head of School

School for Girls

4 years to 11 years

Located on the Webb Estate Purley, Cumnor House School for Girls is a place where children can grow, develop ideas, feel confident and be their best self.

Mrs Amanda McShane


We believe that personal wellbeing and academic success are inextricably linked. Which is why we create such a challenging and engaging learning environment. One that stretches and supports every child in equal measure. So when they do find themselves way out in front, they have the confidence and resilience to stay there.


We encourage our children to look at themselves and the world around them in a different way. Developing the curiosity, open-mindedness and critical thinking needed to achieve above and beyond expectations. So every child believes in themselves and their ability to cope with the challenges and opportunities ahead.


There’s a rather unique way of doing things at Cumnor House School. It’s what sets us apart from everyone else. But brings us all together. It’s what makes it possible for our pupils to be their best selves at school and beyond. We call it The Cumnor Way.



Our pupils develop a strong academic foundation and, vitally, a genuine love of learning during their formative years of education.



Our extra-curricular provision sparks curiosity, compassion, courage and encourages our children to dare to be different.



The welfare of every child is at the heart of our ethos and we aim to support pupils in all aspects of school life at Cumnor House.



Our dedicated and passionate team of teachers encourage and inspire pupils in all aspects of school life.