Tour of the School

The Grounds

Copthorne Prep School is situated on the Surrey/ West Sussex border and is surrounded by 55 acres of playing fields and woodland. The two main sporting areas boast three cricket pitches and five football and rugby pitches. The all weather surface provides space for three netball courts and four hard tennis courts. A small golf course and three playgrounds complete the range of outdoor facilities available.

Main Classroom Block

The building was commissioned in 1996 and houses the main teaching areas for the Prep School. It includes two science labs, one of our IT Suites and 8 light and airy classrooms. The Special Educational Needs Department is also located in this building and makes use of three dedicated rooms for 1 to 1 tuition.

The Theatre

Converted from the original school gymnasium, the theatre provides an intimate atmosphere for the numerous plays, concerts and lectures held during the school year. Tiered seating and modern lighting and sound systems all add to the audience’s enjoyment and allow pupils to experience a taste of professional theatre.

The Sports Hall

The modern sports hall houses a tennis court, netball court, four badminton courts and two cricket nets. Recently refurbished and extended it also now boasts a dance studio and viewing gallery. The sports hall is used throughout the week for PE lessons and Games coaching. It is also used for a wide variety of after school clubs and activities.

The Swimming Pool

The recently installed cover, together with the addition of changing rooms, safety flooring and ambient heating allows year round use of this superb facility. All pupils from Nursery to Year 8 benefit from regular swimming lessons. The pool is also used for competitive galas, life saving courses, kayaking and sub-aqua.

The Chapel

The Chapel was built in the early 1900’s and extended in remembrance of those Copthorne Prep Old Boys who lost their lives in the First World War. Daily acts of worship are held with the pupils taking an active role in the choir and during the weekly Form Chapel Services.

Our contact details

Copthorne Preparatory School
Effingham Lane
West Sussex
RH10 3HR

Office:  01342 712311
Admissions: 01342 859954

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Virtual Open Day

Another Virtual Open Day!


Our next Virtual Open Day will take place on Saturday 3 October where we will share a link to an exclusive Open Morning page. The page will contain more information about our school and videos showing ‘A day in the Nursery/Pre-Prep/Prep School’.

Should you wish to speak to the Headmaster & Head of Pre-Prep in person, you are also invited for a 1:1 (socially distanced) chat at your convenience.

To book an appointment, or to register your place for the Virtual Open Day, please email our Registrar, Kathryn Billingham-West on