Boys Back to School Portal

All the information you need to start the new school year

First day of School:
Following the Summer Holidays, the first day of the Autumn Term will be Wednesday 5th September 2018. Information on further term dates can be found at the following link: Term Dates 2018 19.docx.

School times:

  • The school day commences at 8:15.
  • Reception pupils finish at 15:00.
  • Pre-Preparatory pupils (Year 1 and 2) finish at 15:15.
  • Preparatory pupils (Year 3 to Year 8) finish at 16:00.

To make sure your son is kitted out for the year ahead, please take a look at our uniform list: Uniform list.docx.pdf. This list also includes information on Cricket clothing required for all boys in the Summer Term.

Information on uniform for both boys & girls at the Nursery, including a full uniform list and how to order can be found here: Nursery Uniform List.pdf.

To purchase school uniforms, please click here:

Specialist sports gear:
Information on ordering Player Layer baselayer garments for both winter & summer sports can be found at the following link: Player Layer Information.pdf.

For a link directly to the Cumnor House web page of the Player Layer website please follow:

Bus service:
A bus service is available for pupils in Year 1 and above. For information on routes, times, prices and how to register please follow this link: Bus Booking Form 2018-19.pdf. Please note: current passengers are required to complete and return the form as they will not be automatically allocated.

Update: August 2018 – Thank you to all who have registered for the bus. Due to popular demand the bus service is now full and we are therefore operating a wait list system.

Transition bag:
If your son is moving from Year 2 to Year 3, the Parents’ Association will once again be providing the opportunity for you to buy a ‘Transition Bag’. This contains the essential items of stationary & books, removing the hassle of assembling the items yourselves. Further information on what is included, cost and how to order can be found by emailing Ms Natalie Grant.


All pupils in Years 6, 7 and 8 should be provided with a named pencil case containing the following named items:

–          two fountain or roller-ball pens
–          ink cartridges
–           three HB pencils
–          a rubber
–          a pencil sharpener
–          a 30 cm plastic ruler
–          a pritt-stick
–          one pair of children’s scissors
–          colouring pencils
–          a highlighter
–          a small pocket school dictionary.

All pupils should have a Cumnor House rucksack.

Communication between home and school:
Please make sure you are aware of our Communication Charter (Communications Charter 2018.pdf) which outlines guidelines for how open and constructive communication can be maintained between parents and the school. This includes reading the weekly newsletter to make sure you have the most up to date information regarding coming events.

Parent Class Contact Group:
If you would like to be included in the optional Contact Group for parents in your child’s class please email your class representative. The class representatives will be finalised after the start of term.

Online accounts:
Login details for online accounts, including Mathletics & Abacus, will be printed in your son’s homework diary after the start of term.

ICT Guidelines
Please make sure your child is aware of the Guidelines for Pupil Use of Computers, the Internet and E-mail Facilities, which can be found here: GUIDELINES FOR PUPIL USE OF COMPUTERS.pdf.

Fee payments:
If you have not already completed a Direct Debit form for paying fees, this can be accessed here and ensures payments can be made easier and smoother: Direct Debit Form.PDF. This form, if not already completed, can be sent via email to: or alternatively can be addressed to Admissions and left at the front reception desk of the Boys’ School.

Medical form:
In case you have not already filled out a Medical Record Card for your son, please access below:
For Reception to Year 8 Boys: Boys – Medical Record Card.pdf
For Nursery: Nursery – Medical Record Card.PDF

Up-to-date information about sports fixtures can be found on the sports website at The password to access the team sheets from September 2018 it will be: Cumnor2019. Further information about how to use the sports website can be found at the following link: Sports Website Information.pdf

Information on ordering Player Layer baselayer garments for both winter & summer sports can be found at the following link: Player Layer Information.pdf. For a link directly to the Cumnor House web page of the Player Layer website please follow:

Information on late trainings for Rugby and Football during the Winter Term can be found at the following link: Rugby & Football Late Trainings.pdf. This also includes information on warmer kit, lockers for PE kit & medication. Specifically for Year 3 families, information on your son’s commencement of contact rugby, including the required parental approval slip can be found here: Contact Rugby Letter.pdf.

Extra-Curricular activities: After-School Activities & how to register
Details of the clubs that will be available to Pre-Prep’ and Prep’ pupils will be sent to families, via Parentmail, on the first week of Term (i.e. September). This email will contain a list of clubs and how you can sign up. Clubs will commence on the week commencing 17 September 2018.

Afterschool Care:
For busy working parents, we offer the Afterschool Care, which is available until 18:00, daily. information on After School Care & how to register please follow this link: After School Care Information.pdf. For the booking form for After School Care please click here: ASC Booking Form.docx

Cumnor 13+ Award
The Cumnor 13+ Award has been developed as an exciting and creative extra-curricular activity at promoting leadership skills, greater independence and recognising all-round ability. For more information on assessment, grading criteria and what your son will gain from working towards achieving the Cumnor 13+ Award please access the information handbook here: The Cumnor 13+ Award.pdf.

Private Instrumental lessons:
Instrumental lessons are available for your son and information on how to apply and costs can be found here: Cumnor House Instrumental Lessons Application Form.docx.

Residential trips (Year 3, Year 4 and Year 7):
Pupils in Year 3, 4 and 7 will be attending a residential trip in the second week of September. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to get to know each other in their year, form friendship bonds and gain greater independence.

Please kindly click on the relevant links below for further details:
Year 3 trip
Year 4 trip
Year 7 trip

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