At Cheam we believe that all children should be supported in achieving their full potential and understand the need to cater for a range of learning styles and different abilities. Children’s wellbeing is at the heart of all we do. Our outstanding teaching team deliver high quality, differentiated teaching ensuring that all children can access the curriculum and thrive within our classrooms.

We have excellent resources and facilities to support children in reading, writing, phonics, maths and the development of fine and gross motor skills, as well as outside support from a Speech and Language Therapist.

The Nest

Pre-Prep children have regular yoga and mindfulness sessions with a focus on breathing and taking time to relax. The Nest facility is a wonderful provision that the Pre-Prep enjoy.


With a qualified ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) practitioner amongst the staff, children have access to emotional support in areas including social skills, emotions, bereavement, social and therapeutic stories, anger management, self-esteem and counselling skills.

Learning Support

Support in class and on a 1:1 basis is provided for those who need it from our specialist Pre-Prep Learning Support teacher. We also ensure that children who excel at school are continually challenged through extension activities across all subjects.

Learning Development Centre

Our Learning Development Centre in the Prep School provides us with access to further specialists such as Educational Psychologists, CBT specialists and Occupational Therapists.

“We don't believe we could have given him a better start than attending Cheam. A wholesome, rounded life and a sense of discipline and rhythm with strong values instilled. The openness and friendliness of staff and teachers is excellent and pastoral care is exceptional!”

Pre-Prep Parent | 2022