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Cumnor Girls Academic Excellence

Prepared for the future.

At Cumnor House School for Girls, pupils are provided with the perfect foundation for academic excellence. They are supported and challenged, stretched and nurtured.
Our curriculum is deep and immersive and enables girls to have a level of understanding of concepts that enables them to master their subjects with confidence.
The ultimate testament to our approach is the destination schools pupils progress to, and our track record is exemplary.

"I am so proud of our Year 6 girls. They have represented themselves, and the school, well during the whole 11+ process. They have emerged with a superb set of results in terms of offers of places, scholarships and awards."

Mrs Amanda McShane, Headmistress, Cumnor Girls.

In the last three years, pupils have been offered places at:

High quality learning.

From Reception a child's progress and attainment are assessed and reported in detail, using National Curriculum Levels in core subjects.

The high quality of teaching and our excellent learning support team ensure that the vast majority of children achieve above national expectations and make better than expected progress.

I just wanted to write to say what an absolute pleasure it has been interviewing the Cumnor students this year. They have been so confident, down to earth and positive!

– Jane Burton, Headteacher of Old Palace of John Whitgift School


An aim to excel.

Our curriculum is mapped from Reception to Year 6 and offers continuity and progression through the primary school years. We use regular assessments to track pupil progress and target our teaching to ensure that all girls progress.

Internal assessments take place every half term and as well as our internal assessments, our children are benchmarked nationally with GL assessments across the Prep School from Years 1 - 6. Cognitive Ability Tests (CAT) are also introduced from Year 4 onwards.

Within the curriculum, there is a drive towards 11+ success, and Year 5 pupils have plenty of opportunities during holidays and weekends to take practice papers. The Year 5 girls will also take an English Speaking Board (ESB) examination which will develop their confidence in public speaking and presenting, preparing them ahead of senior school interviews.

Cumnor House School

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