Students with headteacher

Driving Arrangements

23rd September 2020

Please can I remind you all about our driving-to-school arrangements after 8.00am:

1. All school vehicles should approach the school from the Duke’s Head end via Mill Lane. Please do not drive up from the Curious Pig.

2. As many cars as possible should exit down Effingham Lane to the Curious Pig to turn left only. It is possible to return to Copthorne, Crawley, M23, Horley, Balcombe Road, Maidenbower, and Three Bridges etc. via this route. Please DO NOT turn right by the Curious Pig as it is a particularly difficult junction!

3. Cars returning towards the Duke’s Head along Mill Lane should take great care and give way to cars approaching the school by the bend close to the junction with West Park Road, where we have erected a road sign to remind you. Please do not attempt to travel around the bend (which is essentially only wide enough for 1 car) unless you know there is space for you to wait at the other side by the junction.

We are expanding to GCSE!

Parents have told us they need a quality senior school alternative, so from September 2021, pupils already at Copthorne or joining in Year 7 will be able to stay with us to Year 11. Our first GCSE exams will take place in 2026. 

Join us at our next Virtual Open Morning or read about our expansion to find out more.