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

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    4th Best Cricket School in the Country

    22nd June 2018

    After batting first in both games, the team only managed to post low scores of 89 and 86 on a tough batting wicket. The opposition in both games managed to surpass this total comfortably during their allotted 25 overs. Well done to the team on making finals day and we are now the 4th best school in the country for the second successive year -

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    Bromley Festival 2018 (Report)

    4th April 2018

    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

    3rd April 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

    28th March 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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    New Deputy Head for Cumnor House School, Girls

    20th March 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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    House Music Competition 2018

    19th March 2018

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

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    New Headmistress for Cumnor House School, Girls

    19th March 2018

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

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    New Yoga and Spanish Classes at Cumnor House Nursery

    15th March 2018

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    Cumnor House School announces stellar scholarship results for 2017-2018

    8th March 2018

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

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    Cumnor House Nursery Grand Opening

    17th October 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

    10th July 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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    Scholarship Record for Cumnor Girls in 2016/17

    10th July 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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    Cumnor House Nursery Grand Opening Fun Day

    22nd June 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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    'Voice of the Parent' wins National Award

    6th June 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

    5th June 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!

    20th March 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

    9th March 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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    Literacy expert Sue Palmer addresses parents

    6th March 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

    3rd March 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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    Chinese New Year 2017

    7th February 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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    Girls win medals at ISA National Swimming Finals

    23rd January 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

    16th January 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

    19th December 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

    19th December 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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    ISFA U11 LONDON REGION SEVEN-A-SIDE CHAMPIONSHIP

    27th October 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!

    13th September 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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    Cumnor House Nursery to offer year-round care

    1st August 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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    By Royal Appointment

    5th July 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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    We have ourselves a National Champion!

    1st July 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

    7th June 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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    Treetops Celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday

    23rd May 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

    23rd March 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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