The Educational Gem of West Sussex





EXCELLENT (ISI October 2018)

Born Not For Ourselves Alone (Cicero 55BC)
Non nobis solum nati

Pennthorpe School

Pennthorpe School is the educational gem of West Sussex. Composed of both Pre-Prep and Prep, it’s a school where the happiness of the children takes precedence, and success is a direct result of their enjoyment and engagement in our innovative and diverse curriculum. Based in a tardis-like, 26-acre campus including playing fields and woodland, Pennthorpe offers a truly independent education, free from the stress of relentless examinations. All children are valued at Pennthorpe and we aim to find and celebrate every child’s strengths and passions. Children are welcomed from 2 – 13 years in a fully co-educational environment, focused on nurturing and inspiring young people, arming them with the confidence to flourish in the world they are going to inhabit.

Nestled in the village of Rudgwick, on the Surrey/Sussex border, Pennthorpe School is situated just 8 miles from Horsham, 5 miles from Cranleigh and 12 miles from Guildford. We offer various minibus routes across Sussex and Surrey to ensure that Pennthorpe is well connected with local towns and villages.

At Pennthorpe School we encourage children to take risks, make discerning choices, to explore new opportunities and challenge themselves without the fear of failure. Whether this be joining a band, racing a Goblin cart at Brands Hatch, setting up a business from ten pounds or camping in the woods overnight: the Pennthorpe education is excellent preparation for the future and Excellent in the eyes of ISI inspectors. Come and find out for yourself!

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Pennthorpe is delighted to announce that in our recent ISI Inspection Report, ISI deemed us to be EXCELLENT, the highest grade possible in all categories and FULLY COMPLIANT with all regulations.

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