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Cheam School
Cheam School
Cheam School
Cheam School
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Cheam School Newbury, Berkshire Visit
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Cheam School
Newbury
380 pupils, ages 4-13
Mixed
Day and Boarding

Cheam School

Undisputedly smart on the outside, delightfully down to earth on the inside, this impressive Berkshire prep is one of the oldest in the country – and wears its history and heritage with pride. It’s a winning mix of old-fashioned country values and progressive quirkiness, where academic standards are sky-high and children hop off to top boarding schools all over the country. An exciting place to be. First impressions of the pristine Cheam campus are knockout. Sandwiched between Newbury and Basingstoke, set in 100 acres of pristine Hampshire grounds, Cheam certainly ti...
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boys in blue sweatshirts looking at an interactive whiteboard
boy in a white polo shirt playing tennis
girl in a blue smock holding a paintbrush in an art class
Pupils in navy and red tracksuits helping a boy through an orange net
Boy and girl wearing glasses doing a science experiment
Boys in navy jumpers and shorts playing cards and reading in their dormitory
Boys and girls in navy jumpers sitting together reading
Girl in a green top and navy cricket helmet batting in the nets
Pupils walking on green grass holding golf clubs
  • Senior school destinations

  • Scholarships for senior schools

    Scholarships

    Academic6Radley (1), Wellington (1), Marlborough (1), St. Edward's (1), Sherborne (1), Pangbourne (1)
    Music2 Wellington, Marlborough
    Drama2 Radley, Bradfield
    Sport3 Marlborough, Pangbourne
    DT1 Canford
    All Rounder1 Downe House


  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Nursery£4,130
    Reception£4,315
    Year 1£4,315
    Year 2£4,315
    Year 3£6,995
    Year 4£8,105
    Year 5£8,105
    Year 6£8,475
    Year 7£8,475
    Year 8 £8,475
    Boarding fees per term

    Nursery-
    Reception-
    Year 1-
    Year 2-
    Year 3 -
    Year 4 £10,495
    Year 5 £10,495
    Year 6£10,875
    Year 7£10,875
    Year 8 £10,865


    Years 6 to 8 Boarding;
    4 nights per week - £10,445
    3 nights per week - £9,985
    2 nights per week - £9,495

    Years 4 to 5 Boarding;
    4 nights per week - £10,075
    3 nights per week - £9,615
    2 nights per week - £9,125

    Flexi-boarding - All years

    Ad hoc flexi-boarding fee per night £63.00



    Bursaries
    Cheam offers means-tested bursaries of up to 100 per cent of tuition and other fees payable. The decision to offer bursaries is made on academic performance in the entrance exam, academic record and potential in extracurricular activities, as well as financial need.

    Awards are made at the discretion of the Board of Governors, who will calculate award levels in relation to a family’s financial circumstances. Awards may be varied upwards or downwards depending on individual parents/guardians’ circumstances (e.g. their savings, investments and realisable assets, as well as their income, the size of their family, any other persons dependent upon them and like factors), compassionate or other pertinent considerations.  Bursary awards are subject to repeat testing of parental means each year. 


    Bursary contact:
    Registrar Amanda Arkwright
    registrar@cheamschool.co.uk
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School Updates

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  • Art Spectacular Raises £50,000 for life changing charity

    Cheam School hosted The Cheam Foundation Charity Art Exhibition on Thursday, 28th April and welcomed hundreds of guests to the event.
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Essentials

Address
Headley, Newbury, Berkshire RG19 8LD

Contact
office@cheamschool.co.uk
01635 268242

Website
cheamschool.co.uk

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Bursaries


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