Cottesmore School A GSG School
- Cottesmore School
- Head: Mr Tom Rogerson
- T 01293 520648
- F 01293 614784
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.cottesmoreschool.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 13
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: West Sussex
- Pupils: 150
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £9,144 - £17,124 ; Boarding £23,406 pa
- Open days: October, March, May
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Children here are bubbling, confident and eager, so keen to tell us about their school that we hardly needed to ask questions. They happily fill their own skin: we’ve rarely met a group of children so content to be themselves. Some bounced up to say hello and give their views; easily said, in front of their head, what they didn’t like about school (the chairs are too low and they want new showers).
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2008, Tom Rogerson, married to Lottie, with two small sons, Wilf and Bear. Cottesmore runs in the family (grandad and dad were heads before him) – ‘I’ve been quietly planning to take over since I was 17’, said the head. Routed via other schools (Ludgrove, Eaton House and Broomwood); his dad wouldn’t let him take the headship too early. Quite right, dad.
Articulate and thoughtful, focuses on each pupil and knows them all – they chatter away happily with him. A strong team with Lottie, who provides ballast for the head’s lively energy.
Parents like him – ‘He’s a warm guy, easy to talk to, and always there when I pick up and drop off from exeats’. Another: ‘A school derives its culture from the head –...