13th September 2016 — Cheam School is one of the oldest Prep Schools in the country with its origins in the seventeenth century and Martin Harris has taken up the role of Cheam's 21st Headmaster. Martin Harris was previously Headmaster at Sandroyd Prep School in Wiltshire where he and his wife Catherine spent thirteen years. Prior to that he was a Deputy-Head for seven years at Ashdown House in Sussex. During his time as Head, amongst other things he introduced co-education to the school, opened a Pre-Prep department, and implemented a development plan that included various enhancements to the curriculum as well as building a theatre, chapel, sports hall and new classrooms. Martin has taught Geography, History, English and Reasoning skills as well as coaching various sports throughout his career.
He is a keen sportsman and plays cricket and golf when time permits. He enjoys music and the theatre and has written and produced plays for the younger children at Sandroyd and Ashdown House Prep schools.
Catherine Harris is a qualified Physiotherapist (graduating from St Thomas’ Hospital and completing an MSc at Brighton University). She has been fully involved in most areas of school life and is looking forward to doing the same at Cheam.