Cheam School A GSG School
- Cheam School
- Head: Mr Martin Harris
- T 01635 268242
- F 01635 269345
- E email@example.com
- W www.cheamschool.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 13
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Hampshire
- Pupils: 420
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £11,415 - £19,965; Boarding £26,985 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
A school for active, busy children. As one parent said, 'It's incredibly beautiful.' Set in 100 acres of glorious countryside, it is the perfect place for sporty, outdoor loving, energetic types to spend their early school days. Anybody who remembers it, as we do, as the rather stuffy, unexciting royal...
What the school says...
Cheam School was founded in 1645 and offers a traditional first class education for boys and girls in the 3-13 range. The school has outstanding facilities including new classrooms, music school, science block and a magnificent indoor sports centre and Art, Design & Technology Centre. Children have the opportunity to board on a flexible basis in the build up to transfering to weekly boarding if they wish. This boarding/day split of children aged 8-13 is 1/4. Cheam was awarded Outstanding status by Ofsted in its last boarding inspection. Set in over 80 acres of magnificent Hampshire parkland, Cheam is within easy reach of London and mainline stations and Heathrow and Gatwick. The school strives for excellence in all areas of the broad education on offer. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since September 2016, Mr Martin Harris BSc PGCE (40s), prevously head of Sandroyd School. Educated at The Skinners' School and read geography at Loughborough University. Began his teaching career at Ashdown House in East Sussex; after a stint as deputy head at King’s School, Rochester, he returned to Ashdown House as deputy head (acting head for one year). A keen sportsman, he plays cricket, golf and tennis. Wife, Catherine, is a chartered physiotherapist. They have two young sons.
Non-selective into the nursery and pre-prep. Higher up, the headmaster sees all children for a familiarisation day to ascertain their suitability for entry. This is not just based on academic data but rather an assessment of the whole child, games, musical ability, character etc.
Special Education Needs
Cheam caters for children with certain special needs. There is a thriving Learning Support Department on site which assists children with mild forms of dyslexia and dyspraxia. The staff are very experienced and fully attuned to the needs of the children. Detailed and accurate profiles are kept up to date and such information shared with the staff. There is effective communication between the LS Department and the teaching staff thus ensuring that each child's specific needs are met. Children can be screened in house and, if required, tested at school by an educational psychologist. Bright and gifted children are also well catered for and can fast track through the school into the scholarship streams in the final two years. Pupils are streamed from Year 4 upwards. Bright and gifted pupils are prepared for scholarship exams to their public schools in small, 'stand alone' scholarship forms in Years 7 and 8.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|