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  • Cottesmore School
    Buchan Hill
    Pease Pottage
    West Sussex
    RH11 9AU
  • Head: Mr Tom Rogerson
  • T 01293 520648
  • F 01293 614784
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 13.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: West Sussex
  • Pupils: 201
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Day: £10,080 - £13,440; Boarding: 28,650 - £31,650 pa
  • Open days: Saturday 6th February, Saturday 8th May, Saturday 25th September and Saturday 20th November; all Virtual Open Mornings begin at 10am, all Virtual Open Mornings begin at 10am. Once Open Mornings at Cottesmore resume these will take place at 10am – 12pm.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Things here are orderly, but it’s not an institutional tidiness: there’s a feeling of a home, where places for things arise organically and become established through habit.... 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.

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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 –...

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Special Education Needs

we do not offer specific SEN. We do assist with a child in their understanding of the English language and mild dyslexia but do not have a specific SEN Department to deal with other needs.

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