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Welcome to Copthorne Prep

Every child deserves a school that is dedicated to developing individual abilities and confidence. Copthorne Prep School, on the Sussex and Surrey border, has a thriving nursery, pre-prep and prep school for children aged 2-13 where children have the space to be unique and amazing.

The atmosphere at Copthorne Prep is vibrant, creative and outward looking which creates a particularly strong sense of togetherness, youthful camaraderie, as well as a deep-seated respect for all.

Latest news

Chess delight

29th June 2022

We were delighted to send two teams to compete in the finals of two Sussex chess championships – the Butler Cup and the Primary Cup. It was very intense with our pupils playing three matches against four other schools. Many...

A special afternoon

20th May 2022

Sometimes in your working life, you will always remember an afternoon … Wednesday 18 May 2022 was such an afternoon. On a lovely afternoon, we took the girls to play a very experienced and talented side with many of their...

BLESMA visit with years 7 & 8

11th May 2022

We were very privileged to have a visit from BLESMA (British Limbless Ex-Servicemen Association) this morning.  The children were inspired by their two speakers, Spike and Archie, who told us how they became amputees. Their stories were fascinating and showed...

Our incredible chess players

27th April 2022

Did you know that Copthorne Prep holds all five of the top school primary cup trophies (U7, U8, U9, U11 & U11 girls) and we currently have four national champions? Our pupils continued their dedication and hard work over the...

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