Cumnor House School for Boys, South Croydon, UK


Cumnor House School for Boys is an independent school which educates boys aged 2-13 years in South Croydon. At Treetops nursery we provide a happy and nurturing environment for boys and girls aged 2-4 years, as they set out on their early years at Cumnor House.

We are a school which promotes and celebrates achievement in sport, music and the arts at all levels. A typical Cumnor House day is one of purposeful industry, and we make no apology for aspiring to academic rigour and excellence. We challenge our children to take risks, to move away from their comfort zone in a quest to seek, find and realise their dreams.

“Incurable mavericks would be exhausted by the ebullient enthusiasm and team spirit here. But make no mistake, this is boys’ education at its best.”

The Good Schools Guide

“Teaching is good overall and often excellent, providing strong support for pupils’ learning. It successfully prepares boys for their senior schools. The pupils’ personal development is excellent. Boys are confident and self-aware, and show sensitive responses to spiritual and moral situations.”

Independent School Inspectorate, December 2010

We are proud of our students’ long-standing record of scholarship and examination success at both 11+ and 13+ to leading HMC (Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference) schools (such as Westminster, Charterhouse and Tonbridge), the Whitgift Foundation Schools and local grammar schools.


Floyd Steadman

Floyd played rugby for the Barbarians, the international team, and has worked in sports administration. Teaching posts have included Head of Juniors at Colet Court, the Preparatory Department for St Paul’s School in London, and Deputy Head at Belmont, the Prep School for Mill Hill. Prior to becoming Headmaster of Cumnor House for Boys, Floyd progressed his career in school leadership at several other Cognita schools, including Downsend School and Clifton Lodge Preparatory School.

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At a Glance

Ages Taught
2-13 yrs
English National Curriculum
Type of School
Day School
Main Language

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