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Cumnor Girls

An Excellent ISI report 2022.

We are delighted to announce that Cumnor House School for Girls has recently received an Excellent report in their latest ISI 'Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection Report'.

“Pupils’ attitudes to their learning are outstanding. They are highly motivated, inquisitive and well-rounded learners who work effectively in groups or individually. Pupils have an excellent work ethic.”

Welcome to Cumnor House School for Girls.

Cumnor House School for Girls is an ISA (Independent Schools Association) preparatory school in the Croydon area. We accept girls from 4 to 11 years of age. We provide a wide-ranging education both within and outside the classroom, whilst thoroughly preparing girls for the entrance requirements of their senior schools.

Our philosophy is to ensure that each pupil at Cumnor House is given the opportunity to develop not just on an educational level, but also socially. Therefore, our curriculum contains varied subjects and activities, ensuring that every child gets the most out of the time they spend at school.

A Supportive Environment.

We provide a compassionate and caring learning environment which allows each child to ‘be their best self’.

Stand Out from the Crowd.

Supporting children to be leaders, to believe in themselves and to dare to be different.

Teaching Children Values.

To educate girls using the values of The Cumnor Way, timeless principles that form the bedrock of our school community.

Our vision and values.

Cumnor House aims to achieve high standards of progress for all children, using a personalised approach to learning; enabling all children to reach their potential. Each child is inspired, challenged and supported in all aspects of their development. Throughout their schooling experience here we encourage children to know and follow The Cumnor Way.

These are quite simply our expectations of every child across our school community to create an ethos where compassion, courage, belief, endeavour and integrity are at the heart of all we do.


A place for students to thrive.

Cumnor House School for Girls enjoys a unique location in Purley and is often described as a hidden gem of a prep school.

The idyllic setting in leafy Woodcote Lane enjoys a total acreage of 6 acres. This encompasses a sports field with a 200m running track, a Multi Use Games Area, a dedicated sports hall for gymnastics, dance and PE, a spacious central hall with a raised stage for performances, a science laboratory and a food technology room. There is also a wonderful dedicated outdoor learning space for our Early Years.

It offers much more than you could imagine in its suburban location and has a genuine sense of calm and happiness in the tranquil setting.

Excellent teaching, fantastic Headteacher and my child is very happy going to school everyday so I could not ask for more than this from a school.

– Cumnor Girls Parent

our approach

Proactive and engaged learners.

Cumnor House School for Girls is the perfect place for girls to flourish. To be inspired educationally, to be themselves, to take on new challenges without fear of failure and to be empowered to go on to be the best version of themselves. Girls join us from the age of 4 and leave us at the age of 11 progressing to an impressive set of destination schools with exceptional Common Entrance and Scholarship results. We ensure that every pupil is allowed to develop educationally and socially.

Our curriculum is rich and varied and is delivered by a team of dedicated specialist staff. Our academic standards are high, and by knowing each girl as an individual, we can support her to achieve her very best. We are delighted that Cumnor House School for Girls has been shortlisted in the Independent School of the Year Awards 2022 in the following categories 'Independent School of the Year for Student Wellbeing' and 'Best Small Independent School'.

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Life beyond the classroom.

A truly great education should nourish the whole child. We offer a huge range of extra-curricular activities that will fire up every imagination. From tennis, mindfulness, the pupil leadership team, journalism clubs, and residential trips, there is something for everyone.

We offer a vast variety of different activities each week: before and after school and at lunchtime. The vast majority of these are free of charge as we consider this aspect of school life essential to the holistic education we provide.

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