Year 8 - Yellow Year

Year 8

Welcome to the Yellow Year Group - Year 8 - 2019/20

Below you will find just some of the important information that will help support your son/daughter through their year at Cheam.

There is much more information available within the rest of the website and, as always, please contact the year team directly if you require any specific information.

Our email address is:


Key staff

Year Manager: Miss Taylor

Year Leader: Miss Ingram

Leadership Line Manager: Miss Connolly


Form tutors: 

Mr Chamberlain 8CM

Ms Elba 8EA

Ms Gouma 8GO

Mr Hart 8HT

Miss Jahnke 8JE

Ms Ketheeswaralingham 8KM

Ms Baker 8KW

Mr Melluish 8MS

Mr Persad 8PD

Mr Parameswaram 8PN

Mr Proto 8PO

Miss Toner 8TR


Key dates for Year 8

Year 8 Parents' Evening - Thursday 30th January

Exam dates for Year 8 - Tuesday 17th March - Thursday 19th March

(Please be aware that some subject will test students at other times during the year. For specific subject information please contact the subject leader of the relevant department)

HPV Injections - 20th & 21st April 

13+ Options Evening - Thursday 30th April

Sponsored Walk - Fri 26th June

Prize Giving - Tuesday 14th July

Year 8 Data Collection 3 - 12th June

School day

Students are encouraged to be at school by 8:20am to ensure a prompt start to the day.

A typical day at Cheam starts with tutor time or assembly and continues until the end of period 5 at 2:50pm.

Tutor time: 8:30am - 8:50am

Period 1: 8:50am - 9:50am

Period 2: 9:50am - 10:50am

Break: 10:50am - 11:10am

Period 3: 11:10am -12:10pm

Lunch for Years 7 and 8: 12:10pm - 12:50pm

Period 4: 12:50pm - 1:50pm

Period 5: 1:50pm - 2:50pm

Please note: assembly day for Year 8 is a Thursday

Extra-curricular opportunities

There are a variety of extra curricular clubs that take place after school as well as homework club and sports matches. Information regarding the wide range of extra curricular clubs that are available can be found here.

Inter-tutor events - this is updated regularly, keep checking in!

After the success of our Christmas wreath competiton, we will be holding an Easter tutor challenge.  More details will follow.


Leadership scheme

Students are competing to achieve their bronze, silver and gold awards. We are so pround of all our students who have been collecting so many points.

Our leaders will be invited to go on our PGL trip during the first weekend of the May half term.  We have 50 places and there are only a few left!


The Swap-Shop

We want to reward students who demonstrate characteristics of the Cheam MANTRA in as many ways as possible. 

For Years 7 - 10 students can collect stamps at the swap shop during break on Tuesday's or Thursday's. One stamp is awarded for every 5 IRIS rewards they have received. These stamps can then be 'swapped' for a wide variety of items for the swap shop after school also on a Tuesday or Thursday. Items available include sweets, chocolates, popcorn, table tennis bats, refillable water bottles, free breakfast or lunch, £10/£20 and £50 vouchers, headphones, EarPods, Kindles and many more. Students can also choose to spend their rewards on planting tress or even donating to a charity of their choice.

Cashless card payment system

Information regarding the cashless card payment system can be found here.

Uniform expectation

Information regarding the uniform expectation can be found here.