Cheam School appoints a new Headmaster

William Phelps has been appointed as the next Headmaster of Cheam School, starting Summer term 2022. He is currently the Headmaster of The Beacon School and has previously worked in both senior and prep schools.

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26th March 2021 — The Cheam Board of Governors recently announced the appointment of William Phelps as the next Headmaster of Cheam School, starting Summer term 2022.

Will is an experienced and innovative educationalist, who has worked in both senior and prep schools, covering co-ed and single sex education.

He spent over ten years at Abingdon School, Oxford where he taught Theology and went onto become Senior House Master and Head of Boarding.

He was appointed to his first headship at The British International School of New York in 2010 and is currently Headmaster of The Beacon School, the largest boys prep school in the country.

The school commented: "Will’s ambition for Cheam and his focus on the children’s happiness and success, will continue to drive the school forward, enhancing our reputation as one of the leading prep schools in the country.

"At an exciting stage in Cheam’s evolution, Will’s energy, proven experience and passion for education will successfully blend our history of traditional values with modern innovation."

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