Girls' News

In our busy and bright Cumnor House School for Girls, there is always so much going on. Read some of the highlights of the girls’ school life.

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

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.


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.


‘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.


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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


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!


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.