Principal's Welcome

Dear Parents

Like all Independent Schools we pride ourselves on offering small classes to care for the individual and high academic expectations to challenge and inspire our pupils. A disciplined and well mannered environment, outstanding facilities and a huge range of extra curricular opportunities are also to be expected. But when parents first visit Copthill, what they want to know is, ‘What really makes Copthill different?’. The following key areas try to answer that important question but I do hope you can find time to visit us to see for yourself!  

Developing Real Character Using The Outdoors

Copthill has a well established and highly regarded Forest School. Our extensive outdoor education program and School Farm are used on a daily basis by all ages to inspire and enhance pupils’ learning and build character.

Building Confidence Through a Wide Range of Opportunities

Copthill has a huge range of sports, music and other activities which take place every day. These opportunities provide a stimulating and challenging environment which helps to develop the confident and well-rounded children who leave us at the end of Year 6.

Preparing Pupils for their Choice of Secondary Schools

Copthill has an excellent reputation for preparing children for Secondary School and has a truly independent status. This gives parents complete freedom to choose the right school for their child from the wide range of excellent local state and independent schools.

Supporting Busy Families Throughout The Year

Copthill provides care and opportunities for pupils throughout the term and during the holidays. The school days have extended hours filled with activities for all ages.

Offering a Unique Involvement for Parents

Copthill is a family run school which is warm and welcoming and provides a friendly, nurturing environment, in which all our pupils can flourish and our parents remain informed and involved. It cannot be described – just experienced! After a tour around, this is so often remarked upon by parents. 

Providing Value for Money

We appreciate that an Independent education involves financial sacrifices. We have always endeavoured to keep our fees affordable and ensure excellent quality and value for money. Our fees are fully inclusive of all compulsory activities/extras and meals, to allow parents to clearly budget accordingly. Financial Assistance opportunities are also available.

Parents often have many perceptions of independent schools and prospective parents often comment that Copthill was ‘very different to how they had imagined’. We are a different and very open school.  I hope you are able to visit us at Copthill and see the school for yourself, we assure you of a very warm welcome.

Jonathan Teesdale

Principal