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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.
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  • 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£3,715
    Reception£3,975
    Year 1£3,975
    Year 2£3,975
    Year 3£6,220
    Year 4£7,195
    Year 5£7,195
    Year 6£7,530
    Year 7£7,530
    Year 8£7,530
    Boarding fees per term

    Nursery-
    Reception-
    Year 1-
    Year 2-
    Year 3-
    Year 4£9,445
    Year 5£9,445
    Year 6£9,775
    Year 7£9,775
    Year 8£9,775


    Years 6 to 8 Boarding;
    4 nights per week - £9,370
    3 nights per week - £8,945
    2 nights per week - £8,505

    Years 4 to 5 Boarding;
    4 nights per week - £9,040
    3 nights per week - £8,615
    2 nights per week - £8,175

    Flexi-boarding - All years

    Ad hoc flexi-boarding fee per night £54.00



    Bursaries
    Cheam offers means-tested bursaries of up to 100 per cent of fees to children entering the school in Years 4 or 7, although in rare cases they do offer outside of this. 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.

    See below for more information about the school’s bursary provision, as well as information on how to apply:

    cheamschool.com/481/admissions/bursaries



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

Address
Headley, Newbury, Berkshire RG19 8LD

Contact
office@cheamschool.co.uk
01635 268242

Website
cheamschool.com

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