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Copthorne Prep School joins Award-Winning Caterham Family of Schools

7th December 2023

Highly regarded and much-loved Sussex school, Copthorne Prep School has confirmed it will join the award-winning Caterham family of schools with immediate effect. The move cements a long-standing relationship between the schools and will see Copthorne Prep’s renowned academic and pastoral care strengthened further.  Caterham School was named as Tes Best UK Senior School in…

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….

Strategic Thinking for Chess Success

22nd May 2023

Copthorne Prep has built up a formidable reputation as a school for excellence in chess, with pupils being taught strategic thinking skills and emotional intelligence from a very young age. Our success in this area is well documented not least because as a school we dominate the local chess scene with players who represent their…

The Great Outdoors – How Forest School improves your Child’s Education

3rd May 2023

As the world becomes increasingly digital and technology-driven, it’s more important than ever to ensure our children are getting enough time outside in nature. Forest schools have been gaining popularity around the globe as a way of providing an experience that is both educational and fun for young minds. At Copthorne Prep we include Forest…

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….

A sporting week

6th February 2023

Sport in the sunshine for a change! Well, Wednesday at least… The sporting programme was back to its busy best this week, with a more spring like feel to the weather. The girls had a varied week, with netball tournaments and festivals and multiple opponents. The senior girls travelled to Hazelwood for their tournament, with…

Stars in the making

6th February 2023

Years  5 and 6 musicians entertained a large audience of parents and grandparents with superb performances from all the children, ranging from Bizet to Blake to Bernstein with a little bit of Alicia Keys on the side! A huge well done to all the performers.


27th January 2023

Our chess team excels again! Playing against Ardingly and Brambletye in a primary jamboree, we won all twelve points. Supported by our chess scholar and head girl, Amelie, the children played some excellent chess! Well done to our chess players!

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

12th December 2022

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Our school choir lived up to every expectation, even in the bitter cold. The children delighted audiences with their singing whilst raising money and awareness for the Vera Lynn Trust and a Redhill charity. Christmas is certainly around the corner when we hear the children sing…

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.