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Set in six acres on the exclusive Webb estate, a residential conservation area near Purley, first impressions might be that this school...Nods to tradition (boaters, berets and blazers) sit happily alongside modern developments (coding, Mandarin and football). Parents tend to be local (within five miles) increasingly both working, with ‘lots in the medical profession’. ‘Oracy is massive’, girls are encouraged to communicate, to express themselves confidently and... 


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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. Born in the dales, family travelled widely (she attended six different schools before she was twelve, including overseas). Boarding school (Yorkshire), university (Newcastle) and PGCE (Oxford); a drift south after which ‘there was no going back north’. Started career in state schools before becoming head of science at a boys’ prep in Hampton. After that, eight plus years as deputy head at Old Vicarage School in Richmond before moving to Cumnor House Girls’, bringing with her a vision for the school and a passion for teaching and all it entails. In her office, shelves stacked with masks (props for assemblies), trophies and cups bedecked with brightly coloured house ribbons, certificates, and a red teddy. On the floor, boxes of toys and a large giraffe (stuffed) which, as we left, was...

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