Kindergarten & Pre-School Awarded Early Years Quality Mark
19th July 2021
This national accreditation is awarded to early years providers of any size within the maintained, private, voluntary and independent sector which meet the Quality Mark Standard. Schools can gain a similar Primary or Secondary Quality Mark for their work in English and mathematics. Each Quality Mark award will last for three years, after which a renewal assessment is required. The Quality Mark for Early Years
Dear Parents I do hope you all had a very enjoyable half term and what lovely weather we are having. This week as we resume the second half of a very busy term our assembly focus was on Safeguarding; something which I am extremely passionate about. We have a statutory duty to make sure that our children understand how to keep themselves safe whether at
Dear Parents With only a week until we break up for half-term it seems that the academic year has flown by and the boys will soon be moving to the next year group in the school or pastures new. With this in mind we have put together a number of online meetings this term for specific year groups where the transition to the next year
Dear Parents Once again it has been an extremely busy week and the boys have been watching the playground developments with interest. I did chuckle when Mr Bolton told me that some of the boys noticed that the workmen had gone and said, 'Where are the builders?' Mr Bolton's reply was, 'They are having lunch just like you.' I was impressed that they were keeping
Dear Parents It has been such a busy week and we seem to have squeezed five days of school into four days. I was astounded to see many of the DT projects from Year 7 this week and was particularly impressed with Humzah in 7O for his outstanding work. His design has space for his phone with sound paths to amplify the sound, space for
Dear Parents As the term progresses the boys are getting busier and busier. This week has flown by and it has been especially enjoyable to see some of the lovely displays in the classrooms, particularly after being away from school for so long. It is very important that our classrooms are bright, inviting and exciting as well as being able to display the boys' work
Weekly Newsletter Friday 23rd April Cumnor House School Dear Parents Welcome back, I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break. Now that restrictions are beginning to be lifted it has been lovely to see people catching up with family and friends in the garden and local parks and we have certainly had the weather to be able to do this. We are working towards
A Message from Miss Edwards I am very much looking forward to welcoming the children back to school in just over a week’s time. I am sure you are also looking forward to being able to work without distractions and to resign your recent posts as supply teachers! Thank you for all your support in our online learning provision, we know it has, at times,
A Message from Miss Edwards Dear Parents I am writing this newsletter as a flurry of emails come through from the senior schools this afternoon. I am delighted to report that we have had some excellent results for the boys who sat entrance examinations. The boys have worked extremely hard and we are very proud of their achievements. Mr Jones has been inundated with 'thank
Dear Parents As we approach half term I would like to take the opportunity to reflect on some of the wonderful things we have achieved over the last 5 weeks. This week our focus was 'Children's Mental Health Week' and I would like to thank the teachers and parents for embracing the many exciting activities. Special thanks to Mr Bolton, Mr Jones and all the
I started this week with assemblies about physical and mental wellbeing, sharing a beautifully illustrated and written book, The World Made a Rainbow by Michelle Robinson. The story focused on a little girl and her experience through lockdown, not being able to see her friends and family, which is something that we are all experiencing currently. My favourite quote from the book is: This resonates
We all know that each one of us is the unique product of what we have been through in life. These events – single big events, a train of smaller events, the humdrum of everyday life – shape us, define us, mould us into the being that we are. Even if we don’t exactly understand ourselves all of the time. But I think we are
The boys enjoyed their trip the Tate Modern, they went to see a spectacular exhibition by the installation artist Olafur Eliasson. They boys loved the interactive nature of the exhibition and learning more about contemporary art.
We had the first round of the London swimming League on Wednesday 9th October. The Boys swam very well and put in an excellent performance in a very strong gala with four of the six finalists from last year competing. We were very dominant in both Years 3 & 4 and were comfortably the top school in both of these year groups in winning 12
One of our year four pupils, Adam has been supporting this charity in 2019, with his triathlon achievements. Below he tells us of his recent experience to visit the House of Commons with Restless Development.
Cumnor House School for Boys has been raising monies for Jeans for Genes, a charity supporting children and families with genetic disorders in the UK. Pupils raised an impressive £825.50 for this wonderful cause. Well done boys! #lifeatcumnor
As part of the Cumnor diploma our Year 8 pupils develop their leadership skills, through the school house captain system. In this article, Saxon's House Captain, Max W meets with the CEO of his House chosen charity - "Lives not Knives", in his account below, Max speaks about his experience, and the great work that this charity does in supporting children in the UK.
U9A Hawthorns Festival The Hawthorns Football Festival brought the first set of fixtures for the U9’s this season. After only 1 Games session is was difficult to find time to work on any team shape or tactics, therefore ensuring improvements were made throughout the day was the main focus. After a slow start, getting used to new players and formations, we began to improve. We
Australian cricketer Michael Clarke visits Cumnor House
9th July 2019
Cumnor House School, welcomes Australian cricket legend Michael Clarke. On Wednesday afternoon, Cumnor House School for Boys welcomed Michael Clarke former Australian cricket captain to school for an afternoon of cricket skills and training. Michael who is regarded as one of the best batsman of all time, is in the UK as part of the Sky Sports commentary team for the ICC Cricket World Cup and kindly visited
The U11A cricket team make it through to the U11 Surrey finals day - beating Trinity by 45 runs! Going into the Surrey Cup QF match against Trinity on Thursday, the U11A side looked more than ready after winning all four games at the U11 Tonbridge tournament the day before. The team bowled and fielded tightly and Trinity only managed 244 runs. The Cumnor House boys
Cumnor House alumni, Sam and Aarav played last week for their schools in the Surrey Cup U15 40 overs fixture with great success. Trinity restricted Tonbridge to 171 all out (Sam 65 and Aarav 2-18) from 120-1 after 20 overs when Sam got out! Trinity got off to a very slow start and never recovered as the run rate increased they collapsed to 128 all out (Sam 4-20).
Across the Prep School, boys are taking advantage of the new outdoor cooking area, led by Head of Technology, Theo Turner, the boys have been developing their knowledge of cooking over coals, the science behind the process and enjoying the rewards.
On Friday, Year 4 went on an exciting and historical trip to Hampton Court. On a beautiful day they were able to explore the historical site and were plunged back into Tudor history. During the day the boys took part in interactive learning session; heading back in time with Henry VIII, solved mathematical puzzles in the Great Hall and opened up the Royal Kitchens of Henry
A superb effort from all of the boys in what is an extremely difficult festival to get one win in let alone two. The first fixture against King House gave the boys some confidence as they ran in four tries. Unfortunately Travaun suffered a nasty bump to the head which meant he would see no further action that day. The next game were not quite
Inspirational talk "From childhood dream to airline pilot" In Monday's Prep assembly led by Réshé Harrison, recipient of TAG Farnborough PPL scholarship. Réshé spoke passionately and eloquently about his childhood and his journey to becoming a pilot.
A'yaan of 7B voluntarily produced a research paper on Greenhouse Gases. He submitted a comprehensive 8 page document complete with data graphs, diagrams and references. By his own admission, he has a better appreciation of the imbalance, resulting from greenhouses gas emissions and how such knowledge can be used in planning for a more sustainable future on Earth.Thank you to his teacher Mrs Smith and also
Parent Talk: Preventing mental health problems in children
7th February 2019
As part of this week's programme focusing on children's mental health, wednesday night saw 50 parents from across the Cumnor House School group come together to our latest parent talk led by Dr Aric Sigman, focused on preventing mental health problems in children. A hugely insightful seminar covering statistics on screen time, the impact that sport and physical activity can have on cortisol levels, the
The Shewsbury House Rugby Festival, saw our U9A and U10A teams compete against a host of other local schools this weekend. U9A After a trying start to the U9A's festival, with two players side-lined due to illness and a poor warm up. The U9s dug deep to bring the team together and produce some great rugby throughout the course of the day. Taking to the
Match Reports: Cumnor House vs. The Hawthorns School U9A: Won 40-25 A great result in some very cold and wet conditions. A much improved performance on tackling gave the boys more attacking chances which they capitalised on. Target for next week - giving the ball carrier more support and quicker defensive organisation. U9B: Won 35-20 A great first contact match for the B team. Some powerful
Congratulations to Kamran in Year 6 and Ronan in Year 4 who last week came 1st and 4th respectively in the UK, in the Mathletics Numeracy Challenge. Kamran also went on to become 7th in the world and the first UK school within the Mathletics Hall of Fame. Huge congratulations to both Kamran and Ronan.
In Conversation with …. Director of Sport, Mr R. Brotherton
22nd November 2018
Q. Tell us about the Sports Department at Cumnor House? A: “Sport runs through the DNA fabric of our school. This is represented in the schools continued success in both county and national competitions, where we consistently compete against much larger schools; this is testament to the exceptional attitudes of the boys and on-going provision provided by the school and coaching staff.” At Cumnor House we
Top 50 Prep School for Cricket in The Cricketer 2019
22nd November 2018
Cumnor House School, featured in Top 50 Preparatory Schools for Cricket 2019 by The Cricketer. Awarded every year to Secondary Schools, and for the first time in 2019 to Junior and Preparatory Schools, the prestigious cricketing publication have included Cumnor House School in its Top 50 Preparatory Schools for Cricket in the UK. Following an exhaustive process which saw more than 350 schools submit entries
On the 5th of November 2018 my fellow classmates and I went to Juniper Hall on Box Hill. The target of our day was to understand and investigate a micro climate, we went to four completely different locations including cow slip bank, coppiced woodland, viewpoint and woodland east view point. During our time at Juniper Hall we collected a series of data, e.g: wind speed, light intensity and air humidity. We documented
"Nine Cumnor boys made up the majority of the thirteen player squad for the Old Whitgiftians Under 9 cricket team last summer. The Surrey divisions are always of a very high standard with teams having been established for decades. The team played 10 league games and won every match, breaking several records along the way. They won the league with games to spare but in
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 -
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
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]