Cumnor House School

168 Pampisford Road
South Croydon
020 8660 3445
2 - 13
Boys (some girls)
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Independent preparatory schools do not have to follow the National Curriculum or submit test results to the Department for Education so there is no individual school performance data or star rating.

Visit the school's website to learn more about their unique curriculum, policies on testing and common leaver destinations (a good indicator of pupil progress). See our About page for information on Choosing A Prep School.

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School Description

Cumnor House is the leading IAPS Preparatory School in the area with a first class record of scholarships and places to a wide range of HMC Schools and local Grammar schools. The school has a fine sporting tradition and benefits from regular overseas tours and an annual skiing trip. Excellent music, art, IT and drama give boys the widest possible grounding for the future.

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Last update: 13 November 2017


Come and see us in action at one of our open mornings


Boys’ School Open Morning – new dates comes soon. Please book a Personal Tour 

9.30am – Arrival / Registration

9.45am – Headmaster’s Welcome

10.00am – Tours Commence

After your tour finishes there will be time to talk with members of staff, the Head and the Senior Team. Please click on the link below to book your place. 


Personal Tours 

A personal tour will also give you the opportunity to meet some of the children, speak to the teachers and get a general feel for school life here. Mr Daniel Cummings, Head of the Boys’ School, will be available to answer your questions and to discuss your child’s educational career in greater detail. Please click on the link below to book. 

We have three private co-educational nurseries on two separate sites. Both Ofsted and ISI say Cumnor House Nursery is “outstanding”. 

Our Boys’ Reception setting is located at 13 Woodcote Lane at the same premises as the Nursery in Purley.  This wonderful Early Years environment provides the boys with the benefit of a bespoke transitional year and the best possible start to their formal education before they move across to the main boys’ school campus at Pampisford Road when they are five (Year 1).

If you can’t make an open day, you are welcome to book a personal tour during the school year.  Our Heads make themselves available for personal tours each week, please ensure you contact us to confirm our next available date.

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The admissions process is simple and designed to give assurance to you and your child that their educational ambitions are our focus too.  There is no catchment area and while many of our children are local, we do have children who travel in from as far as Canary Wharf, East Grinstead and Crawley.

You will be guided every step of the way by our experienced Admissions Registrar, Mrs Fiona Sharp. Children are welcome to join us at any time during the school year and into any year group, if a place is available. Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Sharp on 020 8660 3445 or complete the enquiry form by clicking the link below. 

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Catchment information

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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