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Cheam School

Cheam School

Address: Headley, Newbury, Berkshire RG19 8LD
Website: www.cheamschool.com
Founded: 1645
Number of Pupils: 224 boys, 184 girls
Fees: Full boarding: £8,905, Prep day: £6,855, Pre-Prep £3,845
Ages: 3–13
Head Teacher: Mr Martin Harris, BSc, PGCE
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Assessment prior to entry, age dependent.
Contact: Mrs Amanda Arkwright, 01635 267822
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Please contact the registrar to arrange an individual tour and meeting with the headmaster.

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 and PSHE.

Games & The Arts

A wide variety of sports are taught including football, rugby, hockey, netball, tennis, swimming, athletics and cross-country running. The school has a strong drama and musical tradition with many extracurricular groups, including choirs, orchestra and jazz band.

Pastoral Care

The ISI report states that the caring, supportive ethos of the school contributes very positively to day and boarding pupils’ wellbeing and care. As a result, pupils are happy and confident.

Senior Exit Schools

Eton, Harrow, Radley, Winchester, Downe House, St Mary’s Ascot, St Mary’s Calne, Wycombe Abbey, Cheltenham Ladies, Marlborough, St Edward’s, Wellington College and other top schools.

Recent Scholarships

Eighty scholarships in five years to Winchester, Radley, Harrow, Cheltenham Ladies, Wycombe Abbey, Downe House, St Mary’s Ascot, St Mary’s Calne, Marlborough, St Edwards, Wellington, Bryanston.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

We strive to educate the ‘whole’ child and believe strongly that success in one area can lead to achievement in others. We believe that every child can succeed and realise his or her potential and thus gain self-esteem.

Outstanding Characteristics

Cheam enjoys outstanding facilities; set in a beautiful 100 acre estate with formal gardens, woodland and extensive playing fields. In Autumn 2012, the new art, design and technology centre was opened.



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