Cheam School

Cheam School

Address: Headley, Newbury, Berkshire RG19 8LD
Founded: 1645
Number of Pupils: 390
Fees: £4,120 –£9,535
Ages: 3–13
Head Teacher: Mr Martin Harris, BSc, PGCE
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Cheam is non-selective but prep school pupils are required to attend a familiarisation day at the school prior to an offer.
Contact: Mrs Amanda Arkwright, Registrar
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Daily visits by contacting the registrar.

The Curriculum

The school curriculum is geared towards preparing pupils for Common Entrance and scholarship exams at 13+. We endeavour to provide as broad a curriculum as possible, embracing the key examining subjects whilst including art and design, drama, music, PE, ICT, STEM and PSHE.

Games & The Arts

Cheam’s reputation for sport remains extremely strong and all children regularly play in competitive matches for rugby, football, netball, hockey and cricket. The school has a strong drama and musical tradition with many extracurricular groups, including choirs, orchestra and jazz band.

Pastoral Care

Tutors, mentors, school counsellor, house system, boarding staff are all there to support the children. Daily meetings with tutors; form time; taught PSHCEE lessons by all tutors with syllabus tailor-made by staff to meet needs of the children. Emphasis on emotional resilience, e-safety, and healthy eating. The school prides itself on the staff-pupil links and it is without doubt a USP.

Recent Scholarships

15 scholarships to leading senior schools.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Cheam strives for all-round excellence in all its activities, something that the HM is particularly proud of. ‘There is something for everyone here, so every child can succeed in something thus increasing their self-esteem.’

Outstanding Characteristics

Cheam enjoys outstanding facilities; set in a beautiful 100 acre estate with formal gardens, woodland and extensive playing fields.  The nine hole golf course and astro turfs are open all year round.