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Small size means it feels like home, thought one pupil, who had felt diminished by numbers and lack of attention at previous school. ‘Here, teachers will pick a girl who is calm and puts her hand up nicely. In my old school, they just picked the noisiest.’ Looking after people is something everyone here does well, from lunches (cheerful chef, in at 6am to get homemade bread and biscuit on the go), to learning support. Life skills training for both boys and girls is on the horizon...

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At Cumnor House we prepare girls so that they have the best possible choice of senior school at the end of Year 6. We offer outstanding teaching in a nurturing and caring environment. Our dedicated and passionate team of staff support the girls and encourage them to develop their interests and talents both within the extensive curriculum and through involvement in a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities. ...Read more

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Since 2018, Amanda McShane BA PGCE, previously deputy head and head of science at the Old Vicarage School in Richmond upon Thames. Music degree; started her career as a year 6 teacher at a Surrey state primary school, becoming head of science and head of music before moving to the independent sector.


Families span range of cultures and backgrounds and, increasingly, a greater geographic area. Surrey and southwest London (Tooting, Clapham and Streatham) feature increasingly as minibus network (shared with Cumnor House Boys’ School) helps to widen the net.

Many pupils move up to reception from one of two co-ed Cumnor House nurseries – both officially affiliated to the boys’ school; all nursery pupils automatically offered a place in reception as long as the school can meet their needs. External candidates...

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