Pennthorpe is a co-educational independent Pre-prep and Preparatory day school. We are renowned for an innovative curriculum, exceptional pastoral care, immaculate, child-friendly campus and exceptional record for Scholarships and Common Entrance results.
“Non nobis solum nati” is Pennthorpe’s official motto: “Born not for ourselves alone”. The ‘Pennthorpe Purpose’ relays the importance of positive contribution to the lives, and for the benefit, of others – not just to serve our own intentions. The children enjoy the most compelling educational experience possible; to nurture their positivity, tolerance, resilience and collaboration; and to prepare them to pursue their individual aspirations and contribute to the world.
Whether it’s academic achievement, consideration and kindness towards others, or an energetic and positive attitude – excellence underpins all that we do at Pennthorpe, and all that we strive to be together. Pennthorpe has been successfully preparing children for a variety of public senior schools since 1930.
Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory
Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
Roll: 138 Boys / / 132 Girls
Age Range: 2-13 Years
Pennthorpe School is located in the village of Rudgwick, along the Surrey/Sussex border and sits within a beautiful 25-acre site with extensive facilities and 16 acres of luscious woodland.
School Contact Details
Headteacher: Mrs Lydia Waller
Contact for enquiries:Mrs Tilly Strong, Head's PA
Church Street, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 3HJ
Tel: 01403 822391
On-site Pre-Prep dedicated building
On-site Prep dedicated building
Performing Arts Studio
Chapel & Music School
Art Studio, DT Workshop and Computing Suite
16-acre woodland with outdoor classroom
Treehouse adventure playground
Woodland Play Trail
7+ Scholarship: the ‘Goddard Scholarship’
11+ Scholarship: the ‘Braby Scholarship’
Nursery: £3,100 (£2,280 with max. FE*)
Reception: £3,250 (£2,430 with max. FE*)
Years 1 – 4: £3650 – £5280 per term
Years 5-8: £5780 per term
* For details view FEES
The Good School Guide, Pre-Senior Baccalaureate, ISI,
All visits are welcome, please contact the school
Open Morning: Thursday 22 Sep 2022 - Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Open Morning: Friday 25 Nov 2022 - Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Our Open Mornings at Pennthorpe are a great opportunity to see what makes the school so special. All Open Mornings are held in core school time, so offer insight into a typical school day. You will be able to meet pupils and teachers, see lessons in progress, explore our site and facilities, meet the Headmistress, and chat with her and other members of the senior team about your child and your desires for their education.
Open Morning – Book your place
If this date is not suitable, please do get in touch to arrange to visit privately on an alternative date.
For details contact 01403 822391 or email@example.com.