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Cottesmore School, Sussex



School Details
School Crest
Buchan Hill,
Pease Pottage,
Sussex,
United Kingdom,
RH11 9AU

Tel: +44 1293 520648
Fax: +44 1293 614784

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Founded:1894

Headmaster:
Mr T Rogerson

Registrar:
Miss J A Scola


Accreditations and affiliations:
LAMDA, IAPS, ISC, NAHT, ISBA, ISEB, DFE, UK, CSCI, BSA, SATIPS
Religious affiliation:
Church of England, Inter-denominational
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
4 - 13
Annual
Day Fees
£8,625
to
£11,505
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
£16,155
to
£16,155
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
£22,080
to
£22,080
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
0
Day
0
100
Full board
55
0
Weekly
0
100
Total
55
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
25
15
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Scholarship exam, Interview, References, Taster days, Assessment, Visit school, Registration, Early registration or registration at birth, Please apply to school, Report from previous school, Scholarship or bursary exam
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Other bursaries

What we offer


  • Media/Film studies
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Design technology
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Classics
  • Photography
  • Ancient Greek
  • German
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Chinese
  • Swimming
  • Touch rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Rounders
  • Fitness training
  • Martial arts
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Netball
  • Water sports
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Cross-country
  • Hockey
  • Table tennis
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Shooting
  • Adventure training
  • Horse riding and management
  • Sailing
  • Rowing
  • Ballet
  • Rainbows/Brownies/Guides
  • Beavers/Cubs/Scouts
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Horticulture
  • Chess
  • Rock climbing
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
 
 
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT COTTESMORE

·“Outstanding” – Ofsted (www.ofsted.gov.uk/) ·“Outstanding” – Independent Schools Inspectorate (www.isi.net/) ·“Cottesmore excels in providing the opportunity for every child to shine.” – The Good Schools Guide (www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/)

THE SCHOOL

Cottesmore is a family school, which has been preparing children for the major Public Schools for over a century. It is a boarding co-educational preparatory school housing up to 150 boys and girls from the ages of four to thirteen. We are large enough to be competitive in academic and sporting standards and facilities, but small and friendly enough to allow us to respect each boy and girl as an individual, and to take account of his or her strengths and needs.

SITUATION

Cottesmore is situated in thirty five acres of its own grounds and is surrounded by 1000 acres of parkland. The peaceful Sussex countryside with wonderful views to the North Downs is the setting for our playing fields, cricket pitches, all-weather cricket nets, grass and hard tennis courts, golf course, lake and gardens.

It has all the advantages of a country school, in beautiful surroundings, yet is one mile from the end of the M23 at Pease Pottage, ten minutes by car from Gatwick, thirty minutes from Brighton and one hour from Central London.

HISTORY

Cottesmore was founded in 1894 in Hove, Sussex. It moved to its present site at Buchan Hill after the War in 1946, needing a bigger site for more pupils. The building is a fine Victorian mansion built by an ostrich-farming millionaire. An in depth historical account of the school and Buchan Hill is provided on the website.

THE COTTESMORE APPROACH – INNER CONFIDENCE

Creating ‘inner confidence’ is key at Cottesmore. It is our mission to find something in which the child can excel – be it academics, sports, other areas of Cottesmore life. The personal knowledge that one has a passion and a skill, creates an inner confidence which filters through all aspects of one’s life. At every possible opportunity each child is given school wide recognition for achievement and improvement.

The school is run very much as a family, with a natural balance between freedom and order, the needs of the individual and of the community.
Within a warm and secure atmosphere, the children are encouraged to work hard and to play hard. A child rarely leaves Cottesmore without having excelled in some field.
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