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Cheam School

Cheam School

Headley, Newbury, RG19 8LD, West Berkshire

+44 (0)1635 268242



Cheam School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding Preparatory & Nursery
Founded 1645
Headteacher Mr William Phelps
Co-ed Age Range 3-13 years (boarding from 8)
Number of pupils 400
Day fees per annum £4,315 - £8,475 per term
Weekly Boarding fees per annum £10,495 - £10,865 per term
Nursery £4,130 per term (5 full days)
Associations BSA, IAPS, ISC

Curious Minds | Kind Hearts | Community Spirit

Cheam offers a complete education, with pastoral care and excellence at the very heart of school life, delivered with passionate and dedication by the staff team who want the very best for every child. Joy, fun and a good dose of mud are also seen as essential!

Cheam is a leading day and boarding school for children aged 3 to 13 years, set in 100 acres on the Hampshire/Berkshire boarder. The school provides broad and extensive opportunities across academics, sport, drama, art, DT, music and outdoor learning. Their vibrant boarding provision is increasingly popular and provides families with flexible and weekly boarding, in a homely and caring environment.

Learning at Cheam is engaging, collaborative and child-focused

Cheam is a community of individuals, with unique interests and personalities, but what is common to all is the sense of purpose, enthusiasm to learn and to 'give it a go'. A committed and passionate team of professionals deliver their subjects with energy, wisdom and creativity. Learning at Cheam is engaging, collaborative, child-focused and inspired, using the best technology, resources and experiences available.

Focus on individual happiness, development and confidence

At Cheam the team nurture every child in their care, with a focus on individual happiness, development, and confidence. Highly effective pastoral systems ensure that all pupils are included, supported and nurtured. Excellent communications between children, staff and parents mean that pupil welfare and development is always centre stage.

Classes are small and academic ambitions are both high and appropriate for all. Cheam has a long history of preparing children for many of the top senior schools in the UK, with children gaining an impressive range of scholarships year on year. 20% of pupils gain scholarship; all-rounder, academic, sport, drama, music, design and technology and arts. Cheam feeds regularly to Marlborough, Wellington, Bradfield, Eton, Downe House, Radley.

Visiting Cheam

Explore Cheam Open Mornings 2024:

  • Saturday 18th May 2024, 10.00am to 12.30pm
  • Friday 11th October 2024, 9.45am to 12.00pm

Places are limited so please contact Juliette Moore to register: registrar@cheamschool.co.uk or visit www.cheamschool.co.uk

We are operating waiting lists in many year groups and as demand is high, it is advised that children join the Pre-Prep to ensure their place in the Prep School. We run bus routes to London, Hook, Pangbourne, Basingstoke, Newbury, Vernham Dean and Kintbury.