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School Scholarship Success

10th July 2023

Independent School Scholarships   Each year independent schools around the country offer financial assistance in the form of scholarships for children who show outstanding potential. A scholarship is therefore a very notable achievement, and we pride ourselves on the number of children at Copthorne Prep who are awarded scholarships at leading independent schools each year….

Netball Champions

14th March 2023

Yesterday afternoon, our u13 Girls were crowned IAPS u13 National Netball Champions at Bryanston School, Dorset. Some 90+ schools had vied in regional qualifiers to be one of the 20 top schools at the National Finals. Having won the Regional qualifiers and Sussex Championships in previous weeks the girls were rightly confident going into this….

Lego imagination

12th December 2022

Tuesday evening’s Lego club have been squirrelling away, creating their own imaginative buildings and modes of transport throughout this half term. Each week they have been adding to their models, based on themes chosen by Benji and Charlotte. This week they actually had time to talk about their work and play with them too.

Baarmy Bethlehem

9th December 2022

One of the most anticipated events of the year is the nativity performance. They are the guaranteed tear jerkers for so many of us. Our nursery and reception children were brilliant in their production! Even our youngest members of the nursery appeared on stage – not bad for our two year olds! Our talented teachers…

A wintery week for sport

8th December 2022

The temperatures might have plummeted, but the enthusiasm and drive in games and matches has been very much on the up as rugby heads towards its very own ‘mid-season break’. The year 4s fresh off the back of “the best rugby session this year” (the exact words of Mr Lewis), travelled to Hawthorns to test…

Frankenstein drama

30th November 2022

Act II of Philip Pullman’s ‘Frankenstein’ is where the character Agathe (who is blind) encounters the monster. Due to her blindness she cannot see his hideous appearance and therefore cannot judge him on this, unlike all the other villagers. Agathe can therefore get to know the monster and experience his kindness, before her brother enters…

Year 1’s great day out

21st September 2022

Year 1 had a great time meeting ‘Leonardo Di Capri-owl’ and ‘Snoop Hoggy Hog’ at the British Wildlife Centre. Arriving back at school, the children declared that they had had the best day!

Riddle me this

21st September 2022

A few of the pre-prep children entered a nationwide riddle competition before the end of term and with over 2,500 entries received, all our entries have been chosen to be published in “Little Riddlers”. Quoting: “having all your pupils’ work chosen is something to be proud of, it doesn’t happen every day!” Congratulations to Alexander…

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 of the matches were very close and the concentration and tension in the air were…

A special afternoon

20th May 2022

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 players in representative pathways. A heavy defeat was a strong possibility with…