Pennthorpe sits within a beautiful 25-acre site with extensive facilities and 16 acres of luscious woodland. We make the most of our rather amazing surroundings and are pleased to be an integral part of the village of Rudgwick on the Sussex/Surrey border.

We describe the site as being ‘tardis-like’ as it is so much more extensive than you could imagine from the roadside façade of the grand Victorian house. Within the grounds you will find our superb teaching facilities, carefully tended sports fields, numerous gardens and play areas, in addition to the fabulous woodland

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“Matches at Pennthorpe are always a delight. Cricket is my favourite, up on the fields, followed by an excellent match tea to de-brief on the match highlights.” Mrs C, Parent

Specialist Facilities

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Two wet labs, with demonstration and student prep and work areas, fully equipped with lab counters, gas taps, sinks, and safety equipment, give our children hands on Science experience

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A self-contained Art, Design & Technology centre, encompassing an Art Studio, a DT Workshop, a Computer Suite and a Teaching Kitchen, whet our children’s appetite for getting creative

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Dedicated Music and Drama studios, a theatrical setup of professional lighting, sound, stage and tiered seating, a Music Technology suite with recording studio and multiple individual practice rooms are enough to inspire the kids from ‘Fame’!

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Be Active

A full size sports hall with climbing wall, a Multi Use Games Area, children’s shower rooms, netball and tennis courts, rugby, football and hockey pitches, clamber stacks and frames, tree houses, and a cricket green complete with pavilion

IT suite
Our 70m x 35m state-of-the-art (MUGA), all-weather Astro!
Food made and served from our on-site kitchen
Athletics Tracks
Fully equipped Wet Lab
16-acre Woodland
Dining Room
Pond for dipping
Pre-Prep Hall for Huddles (our name for gatherings of larger groups)
Sports Hall with nets, marking, gymnastic apparatus and tonnes of equipment
Art Studio
Interactive Whiteboards in every classroom
Dedicated Library
Air Hockey in The Attic (for Year 7 & Year 8)
Sound Systems
Fully equipped science labs
Performing Arts Studio
Music Rooms
Outdoor Classroom
Tiered Seating
Virtual Reality
Woodland stream
Teaching Kitchen
Design Workroom
Performing Arts Sets
Fully equipped Design workroom
Our Treehouse
Chill Out Conservatory
Trike roadway!
Sand pits
Picnic Tables
Clamber Stacks
Football Table in The Attic (for Year 7 & Year 8)
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“I love all the nooks and crannies there are at school. It feels like there’s always a perfect place to go. You might find me climbing a tree with friends if I’m feeling energetic, snuggling up in the library with a good book if I want to be lost in my imagination, chatting with my besties in conker corner, relaxing and engrossed in my latest project in the art studio, or playing chess on the terrace if I want a brain work out.” Year 8 pupil and deep thinker