Copthorne Prep School, West Sussex

An outstanding independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 2-13 on the border of West Sussex and Surrey.

Copthorne Prep School
 Effingham Lane
Copthorne, Crawley
West Sussex, RH10 3HR

Perfect setting for all occasions

Copthorne Prep School is situated on the Surrey/ West Sussex border and is surrounded by 55 acres of playing fields and woodland. The school has a wide variety of versatile venues and facilities suitable for hosting a wide variety of corporate, social, sporting and community events and functions. Situated just 5 miles from Gatwick Airport and less than an hour from London, Copthorne offers the ideal location for your next event.

Services available for all facilities:

  • Wi-fi
  • Catering
  • Free car parking
  • Audio Visual Equipment

Dance, Drama & Music


Converted from the original school gymnasium, the theatre provides an intimate atmosphere for the numerous plays, concerts and lectures held during the school year. Tiered seating and modern lighting and sound systems all add to the audience’s enjoyment and allow pupils to experience a taste of professional theatre. Seated capacity: maximum 90 adults.

Sports & Fitness

Sports Hall

The modern sports hall houses a tennis court, netball court, four badminton courts and two cricket nets. Recently refurbished and extended it also now boasts a dance studio and viewing gallery. It can be hired out for a wide variety of sporting events and practice sessions by groups and individuals.

Swimming Pool

The recently installed cover, together with the addition of changing rooms, safety flooring and ambient heating allows year round use of this superb facility. The pool can be hired for one off bookings or regular sessions. It can also used for competitive galas, life saving courses, kayaking and sub-aqua.

All Weather Pitch

The all weather surface provides space for three netball courts and four hard tennis courts. These spaces are available to hire by groups and individuals, for one off or regular bookings.

Sports Pitches

The two main sporting areas boast numerous pitches including:- four cricket, five rounders, two hockey, six rugby and seven football pitches. These spaces are available to hire by groups and individuals, for one off or regular bookings.

Celebrations & Events


The Chapel was built in the early 1900’s and extended in remembrance of those Copthorne Prep Old Boys who lost their lives in the First World War. It can seat approximately 100 adults and is available to hire for weddings, Christenings, Dedications and other musical or social events.

Dining Hall

The Dining Hall at Copthorne is available for hire for a variety of social and corporate functions. The room can seat 72 using beautiful wooden tables, or 100 people using extra tables.

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