Cheam School

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Cheam School
Location

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RG19 8LD

England
Coordinates51°21′13″N 1°15′28″W / 51.35364°N 1.25764°W / 51.35364; -1.25764
Information
TypeIndependent preparatory school
Mottoomnia caritate
Religious affiliation(s)Anglican
Established1645; 377 years ago (1645)
FounderGeorge Aldrich
Department for Education URN116520 Tables
HeadmasterWilliam Phelps
GenderCo-educational
Age2 to 13
Enrolment428 as of February 2016
HousesAldrich, Beck, Gilpin, Tabor
Colour(s)Red and Blue    
Websitewww.cheamschool.com

Cheam School is a mixed preparatory school located in Headley, in the civil parish of Ashford Hill with Headley in Hampshire. Orginally a boys school, Cheam was founded in 1645 by George Aldrich.

History

The school started in Cheam, Surrey, and moved to the present site (previously a country house known as Beenham Court) on the borders of Hampshire and Berkshire, in 1934, when the Surrey area was developing from a quiet village to a busy suburb. The school has occupied its present home with nearly 100 acres (40 ha) of grounds, since then. Just before the move, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was a pupil there. His son, King Charles III, was later a pupil at the school.

Present day

There are four houses (known as divisions): Aldrich (yellow), Beck (green), Gilpin (red), and Tabor (blue). The school colours are red and blue.

Cheam educates both boys and girls between the ages of three and thirteen and takes day-pupils as well as boarders.

Headmasters

  • 1645–1685: George Aldrich
  • 1685–1701: Henry Day
  • 1701–1711: Robert LLoyd
  • 1711–1739: Daniel Sanxay
  • 1739–1752 James Sanxay
  • 1752–1777: William Gilpin[1]
  • 1777–1805: James Wilding
  • 1805– ?: Joseph Wilson
  • 1826–1846: Charles Mayo
  • 1856–1890: Robert Tabor
  • 1891–1920: Arthur Tabor
  • 1921–1947: Harold Taylor
  • 1947–1963: Peter Beck[2]
  • 1963–1971: Michael Stannard
  • 1972–1985: Michael Wheeler
  • 1985–1998: Christopher Evers
  • 1998–2016: Mark Johnson
  • 2021-2022: Tom Haigh
  • 2022- present: William Phelps

Notable alumni

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "William Gilpin 1724-1804". Hantsweb. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  2. ^ "PETER BECK Headmaster who caned Prince Charles — twice" (obituary) in The Times dated 4 June 2002, p. 27, from The Times Digital Archive, accessed 16 September 2013
  3. ^ "Obituary for Henry Carey Druce, Old Shirburnian Society website". 13 November 2008. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  4. ^ Screeton, Paul (2010). John Michell: From Atlantis To Avalon. Avebury: Heart of Albion Press. p. 2. ISBN 978-1-905646-16-6.
  5. ^ "Younger, Charles Frearson". www.winchestercollegeatwar.com. Retrieved 29 March 2021.

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