The best of both worlds is on offer at Copthorne Prep … a wonderful education in a traditional Prep School, surrounded by friends, great facilities and 50 acres of fields and woods all week, then home for the weekend with the family if you are boarding weekly. Our full time boarders are able to enjoy wonderful weekends with us exploring the countryside.

With refurbished facilities and dynamic boarding staff, we provide the answer for parents who are working long hours and leading busy lives, and still want the best of family life. For weekly boarders, a warm, friendly and comfortable boarding house provides a secure and familiar environment to enjoy being with friends, the ability to do homework under supervision and make use of the school facilities for evening activities. Then it’s home to the family at the weekend, with London children being escorted safely back to the capital. The school has excellent transport links being only 4 miles from the M23, and just 7 miles from London Gatwick Airport and railway station.

Full boarders are equally well catered for, with weekends packed with activities and sport, and the school only closing for two weekends and during half-term.

We recognise the trust that every parent places in us when they choose Copthorne for their son or daughter and take enormous pride in the levels of pastoral care provided to your children. A child’s well-being is a priority in any school, but nowhere more so than in a school which offers boarding as an integral part of its make-up.

As well as an excellent record for pastoral care, the school enjoys an enviable reputation for academic success. Over the last five years, an average of 60% of our Year 8 children have received scholarships and awards to their first choice schools.

For more information, please contact our Admissions Department by phoning 01342 712311 or emailing


Open Mornings are a wonderful opportunity to see the school and meet our dedicated and inspiring teachers. You will have a tour with children providing some invaluable insights!

Our next working Open Morning is on Friday, 4th October 2019 10.00am to 12noon and our main Open Morning is on Saturday, 5th October 2019 10.00am to 12noon. It is advisable to pre-register, which you can do by clicking here.

We look forward to meeting you!