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: Mr Chris Murray
Contact for enquiries:Mrs Sam Curling
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
new MUGA Astro pitch
two fully functioning wet labs
7+ Scholarship: the ‘Goddard Scholarship’
11+ Scholarship: the ‘Braby Scholarship’
Nursery:£2,780 – £3,600* per term
Reception: £2,910 – £3,730* per term
Years 1 : £4,180 per term
Year 2: £5,100 per term
Year 3: £5,415 per term
Year 4: £6,050 per term
Years 5-8: £6,625 per term
*The School is a registered provider of Free Early Education for 3 and 4 year olds
The Good School Guide, Pre-Senior Baccalaureate, ISI,
All visits are welcome, please contact the school
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.
For details contact 01403 822391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pennthorpe wins Pfizer’s ‘Superbugs: Join...
Pennthorpe is delighted to announce their second consecutive victory in Pfizer's annual school competition, 'Superbugs: Join the fight'. Pennthorpe's Year 6 Romilly emerged as the 2023 Key Stage 1/2 winner, triumphing over other entries from schools nationwide. In 2019, Pfizer introduced the popular 'Superbugs: Join the fight' school program, which challenged children to develop creative...Read more
Pennthorpe appoint new Headmaster
Pennthorpe appoint new Headmaster, Chris Murray The Governing Body of Pennthorpe is delighted to announce that Mr Chris Murray has been...Read more
Pennthorpe’s Year 8 pupil receives...
Pennthorpe are thrilled to confirm Year 8 pupil, Vincent Jones, has placed 4th nationally in the Oxford University Computational Challenge. With over 9,500 students taking part in the first round, Vincent navigated his way to the final where students achieving full marks in the previous rounds were invited. With the final three places secured on...Read more
Pennthorpe finish as leading British...
Pennthorpe is delighted to confirm some pupils in Year 5 have recently finished as the leading British School, and 4th overall, in Codementum’s December 2022 International Coding Competition. Fourteen Year 5 Pennthorpe students recently participated in a 20-level competition using the Codementum coding programme. The Codementum platform encourages children to learn about Computer Science concepts...Read more
Record number of Pennthorpe children...
Leading Prep school Pennthorpe in Rudgwick is thrilled to confirm a staggering 19 Pennthorpe children, ranging from Y5 to Y8, have been both selected and re-invited as District and Regional representatives in both Football and Cricket, this season. A hugely impressive 16 children have been chosen or re-invited by South East Pumas which includes three...Read more
Pennthorpe opens applications for the...
Leading Prep school Pennthorpe in Rudgwick is delighted to open the applications for the Goddard Award (age 7+) and Braby Scholarship (age 11+) enrichment programmes for 2023. A historically successful initiative, Pennthorpe’s enrichment programmes are designed to challenge our most talented children, developing their skills through additional workshops, speakers, visits and challenges. The programmes are...Read more
New state-of-the-art, Multi Use Games...
Pennthorpe is thrilled to launch its new state-of-the-art, Multi Use Games Area (MUGA), all-weather Astro. The new 70m x 35m sand based Astro will accommodate a plethora of sport, namely hockey, football and netball all year round. The entire Pennthorpe community welcomed Old Pennthorpian Jake Wightman, Team GB and 1500m Gold medallist at the July...Read more
Pennthorpe win national ‘Superbugs’ competition
Pennthorpe’s Aleya (in Year 6) has won Pfizer’s Superbugs school competition; this was a national competition competing with other entries from across the country, Aleya’s entry was named the K1/2 winner from all entries. As part of the winner’s package, Pfizer visited Pennthorpe in July to run a full day workshop with Aleya...Read more
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