Cumnor House School for Girls, Purley, UK


Cumnor House School for Girls is an independent school which educates girls aged 2-11 years in Purley, Surrey. 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.

At Cumnor House School for Girls, the educational experience is about giving parents choice when their daughters leave the preparatory school at the end of Year 6. Each girl is treated as an individual, with different strengths, aspirations and dreams. We ensure, through outstanding teaching in a nurturing and caring environment, that children are brimming with confidence and enthusiasm. Our children thrive in an environment where they can grow in self-confidence and experience a wide range of opportunities. They are encouraged to develop all their interests and talents, both within the extensive curriculum and through involvement in a wide range of clubs and activities.

“A blossoming school with much to offer; the clever choice for Croydon daughters.”

The Good Schools Guide

Our students progress at 11+ to a range of independent and local grammar schools including Wallington Grammar School, JAGS, Caterham, City of London Freemen’s School, Croydon High School and Warlingham.


Dina Mallett

After gaining and English degree and teaching qualification, Dina started her teaching career at Dulwich College Prep School, where she enjoyed a variety of different roles and responsibilities. Initially a class teacher, she also served as classical studies teacher, Head of Year and Assistant Director of Studies. Dina joined City of London School for Girls in 2007 as Deputy Head of the Preparatory School, where she taught mathematics to all years. Dina was appointed Headmistress at Cumnor House School for Girls in 2016.

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At a Glance

Ages Taught
2-11 yrs
English National Curriculum
Type of School
Day School
Main Language

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