School News

In our busy schools there is always so much going on. Here you can read some of the highlights of school life.

You can read the latest stories here or in the weekly Newsletters.


Boys' School

Bromley Festival 2018 (Report)

April 4, 2018

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Training Choir has been preparing two pieces for Bromley Festival for the entire term! Finally, competition day arrived on Friday 9th March.


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Cumnor House Boys Crowned Croydon Swimming Champions

April 3, 2018

Cumnor House Boys School had a great night at the Croydon Schools finals. We won 5 events and had 7 second place finishes out of twelve events. We came first and second in two events, and won the top overall School trophy for the ninth consecutive year, scoring nearly double the amount of points as the second placed School. Individual winners were: William Letchford – Year 4


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Cumnor Pupil Wins Fourth Plinth Schools Award

March 28, 2018

Last week we received a very exciting email from the Arts Council informing us that Kanishk Srivastava of 6T had won a prize in the Fourth Plinth Schools Awards 2018.


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House Music Competition 2018

March 19, 2018

Congratulations to all the instrumentalists that reached the final of the House Music.


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Cumnor House School announces stellar scholarship results for 2017-2018

March 8, 2018

Cumnor House School are delighted to announce exceptional scholarship results for 2017-18.


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Cumnor House Nursery Grand Opening

October 17, 2017

On Saturday 30th September 2017, Cumnor House celebrated the opening of our fantastic new Nursery in South Croydon with a family fun day.


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Scholarship Record at Cumnor House Boys

July 10, 2017

It has been a year for breaking scholarship records at Cumnor House School for Boys.  Cumnor boys have received a total of 36 Scholarships and 9 Awards in their Senior School places.


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‘Voice of the Parent’ wins National Award

June 6, 2017

A ‘Voice of the Parent’ programme run at Cumnor House Schools, part of the Cognita group, has won a 2017 Confirmit ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Award.


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New Headmaster for Cumnor House Boys and Nursery

June 5, 2017

Daniel Cummings joins Cumnor House School in September. He has taught in the state and independent schools sector in England as well as in Australia and has a track record of innovation and leadership.


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It’s official – we’re EXCELLENT!

March 20, 2017

Cumnor House School for Boys and Treetops Nursery were inspected by the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) in February and the Headmaster of the Boys’ school, Floyd Steadman, is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the grade of “Excellent” across the board.


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Chinese New Year 2017

February 7, 2017

On Tuesday 31st January, during our Pre-Prep Assembly London Yu in 2S stood in front of all the boys and spoke eloquently about Chinese New Year and how they celebrate. London showed us, on the pictures that he brought in, the dumplings (Jiao Zi) he had made on New Year’s Eve. The Chinese like […]


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The Heads discuss the benefits of single-sex education

January 16, 2017

It’s not news to discover that boys and girls are wired differently.  Any parent with children of both sexes will appreciate this more than most!   There is of course scientific evidence that the two genders do develop both physically and emotionally at different speeds, they learn in different ways, and […]


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ISFA U11 LONDON REGION SEVEN-A-SIDE CHAMPIONSHIP

October 27, 2016

CUMNOR HOUSE U11A TEAM ARE LONDON REGION WINNERS 2016-17 AND QUALIFY FOR NATIONALS! The London Schools’ tournament at Alleyn’s was enjoyed by 17 participating schools on a beautiful autumn day in South East London. Alleyn’s, Arnold House and Hornsby House emerged as the three group winners, with all three teams […]


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U11 A team win the first trophy of the year!

September 13, 2016

CHS U11A – SHS 7 a-side Football Tournament Winners! On Saturday 11 September, the U11A side brought back the first trophy of the academic year in style! After progressing through the group stages the team went onto beat Hampton Prep (Quarter-Final), Dulwich Prep (Semi-Final) and eventually hosts Shrewsbury House on […]


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By Royal Appointment

July 5, 2016

On Thursday 30 June, six of the Reception boys and three members of the Reception Staff were invited to the Fairfield Halls to meet some very special visitors and to talk to them about the portraits of the Queen that we had painted and that are on display in the […]


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Girls' School

New Deputy Head for Cumnor House School, Girls

March 20, 2018

Cumnor House School for Girls is delighted to welcome Miss Laura Threadgold as our new Deputy Headmistress from April 2018.


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New Headmistress for Cumnor House School, Girls

March 19, 2018

Cumnor House School for Girls is delighted to welcome Mrs Amanda McShane as Headmistress from April 2018


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Cumnor House School announces stellar scholarship results for 2017-2018

March 8, 2018

Cumnor House School are delighted to announce exceptional scholarship results for 2017-18.


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Cumnor House Nursery Grand Opening

October 17, 2017

On Saturday 30th September 2017, Cumnor House celebrated the opening of our fantastic new Nursery in South Croydon with a family fun day.


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Scholarship Record for Cumnor Girls in 2016/17

July 10, 2017

It has been a year for breaking scholarship records at Cumnor Girls.  The single-sex girls’ School in Purley is revelling in its successes this year with 18 scholarships and 3 awards achieved by its Year 6 pupils.


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‘Voice of the Parent’ wins National Award

June 6, 2017

A ‘Voice of the Parent’ programme run at Cumnor House Schools, part of the Cognita group, has won a 2017 Confirmit ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Award.


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Literacy expert Sue Palmer addresses parents

March 6, 2017

Sue Palmer, Educational Consultant and author of ‘Toxic Childhood’ addressed parents at Cumnor House School for Girls in Purley on Thursday 2 March, enlightening them on the well-documented dangers of screen-based entertainment for our children. She quoted the startling fact that during 2016, researchers reported that UK kids are among […]


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We have a Published Author in our midst

March 3, 2017

In Year, 4, Huda S has done more than most of us accomplish in a lifetime, in that she is already a published author!  Her book, ‘The Curious Adventures of Billu the Cat’ is available as an e-book on Amazon, no less!  She apparently wrote this particular story when she […]


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Girls win medals at ISA National Swimming Finals

January 23, 2017

The ISA National Swimming finals took place at the Olympic Swimming pool in London on Saturday 21 January.  The girls from Cumnor House who participated won a whole range of medals, making us very, very proud indeed. All medals were awarded by Ryan Crouch, from the Paralympic GB Swim team. […]


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The Heads discuss the benefits of single-sex education

January 16, 2017

It’s not news to discover that boys and girls are wired differently.  Any parent with children of both sexes will appreciate this more than most!   There is of course scientific evidence that the two genders do develop both physically and emotionally at different speeds, they learn in different ways, and […]


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RHS Wisley to design a Christmas tree

December 19, 2016

In October we entered a competition run by RHS Wisley to design a Christmas tree. The theme was fairy tales. It was open to all key stages in schools throughout the country. The ten winning designs would be invited to decorate a tree to be displayed in the gardens in […]


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Bollywood Dancing at the Girls’ School

December 19, 2016

On Friday in assembly the girls who take part in the Bollywood Dancing Club came to school dressed in their beautiful dresses.   They entertained the whole school with their amazing dancing


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We have ourselves a National Champion!

July 1, 2016

Well done to Khalia – Year 6, who won the 80m final at the ISA National Athletics Finals on Wednesday 29 June, held at Alexander stadium in Birmingham. What a fantastic achievement!


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Cycling proficiency at the Girls’ School

June 7, 2016

During half-term some of our Year 6 girls took part in a Cycling Course at school run by Croydon Council. The girls all had a great time, despite the dreadful weather, and have learnt a lot about keeping safe on the roads and in traffic.


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Cumnor House Nursery

Cumnor House School announces stellar scholarship results for 2017-2018

March 8, 2018

Cumnor House School are delighted to announce exceptional scholarship results for 2017-18.


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Cumnor House Nursery Grand Opening

October 17, 2017

On Saturday 30th September 2017, Cumnor House celebrated the opening of our fantastic new Nursery in South Croydon with a family fun day.


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Cumnor House Nursery Grand Opening Fun Day

June 22, 2017

To celebrate the opening of our brand new Cumnor House Nursery, we are holding a family fun day. A free event for all to come along and see the new facilities, and enjoy a variety of family friendly activities.


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New Headmaster for Cumnor House Boys and Nursery

June 5, 2017

Daniel Cummings joins Cumnor House School in September. He has taught in the state and independent schools sector in England as well as in Australia and has a track record of innovation and leadership.


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It’s official – we’re EXCELLENT!

March 20, 2017

Cumnor House School for Boys and Treetops Nursery were inspected by the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) in February and the Headmaster of the Boys’ school, Floyd Steadman, is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the grade of “Excellent” across the board.


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New building for Cumnor House Nursery

March 9, 2017

The nursery building at Treetops South Croydon, known as the Pavilion, will be razed to the ground during the summer holidays of 2017. When all the children come back in September 2017, there will be a brand new Pavilion building for the children aged 3-4 years to enjoy.  The other […]


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Cumnor House Nursery to offer year-round care

August 1, 2016

Treetops Nursery will offer a new year-round service from September 2016 to all existing and new parents of children at both nursery sites – Purley and South Croydon.  In addition to the current term-time nursery provision, the staff are delighted to offer year-round (51 weeks a year) provision. This is […]


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Treetops Celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday

May 23, 2016

Treetops have enjoyed celebrating the Queens 90th Birthday. The children painted portraits of the Queen and also enjoyed a scrummy picnic!


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Nursery to Reception Easter Event

March 23, 2016

We all had an egg-cellent time at our Nursery-to-Reception Easter event! We were totally blown away by the amazing array of Easter hats! So much so that it was almost impossible to choose a winner! Thank you all for making such an effort. We hope you all enjoyed your Easter […]


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