Year 7 - Yellow Year

Welcome to the Yellow Year Group - Year 7 - 2023/24

Below you will find just some of the important information that will help support your son/daughter through their first 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:

Our vision:

We want every member of Year 7 to have a positive experience when transitioning from Primary to Secondary School.  Our goal is to support all students to understand the school’s core student values (respect & responsibility, determination & aspiration, curiosity & character) and how these can be “lived out” with links to our high expectations in terms of behaviour and learning.  By the end of year 7, all students will feel ready to progress to year 8 and will be well on their way to becoming independent, confident learners and respectful, responsible members of the year group.

How we will achieve this:

  • The Transition Process (including a range of induction opportunities, liaising with Primary schools and other agencies to gather detailed information and communications with families)
  • Building relationships with students and parents /carers
  • Working with other colleagues in school (such as the SEN and inclusion teams)
  • Working with Outside Agencies
  • Planning and delivering tutor time activities to support transition, the core student values, building independence and resilience
  • Interventions and Praise


Key staff:

Year Leader: Mrs Craughwell

Year Manager: Mrs Lambert

Deputy Year Leader: Mr Kanakalingham

Leadership Line Manager: Miss Pelling


Form tutors: 

7AK - Mrs Arunkumar

7BR - Miss Barker

7DL - Miss Doubell

7DRA - Mr Draper

7GY - Miss Gilbody

7HN - Miss Hesdon

7HO - Miss Hoozeer

7ME - Miss Moore

7NS - Mrs Nicholls

7PE - Ms Perren

7SI - Ms Shirmanesh

7WO - Ms Wellington


Key dates:

Year 7 Information Evening - 5th October

Prizegiving - 23rd November

Year 7 Subject Teacher Meeting - 25th January

Year 7 Sponsored Walk - 21st June

Year 7 Sports Day - 25th June


School day:

Year 7 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 which is at 3.00pm for Year 7 students.

Tutor time - 8.30am - 9.00am

Period 1 - 9.00am - 10.00am

Break - 10.00am - 10.20am

Period 2 - 10.20am - 11.20am

Period 3 - 11.20am - 12.20pm

Lunch - 12.20pm - 1.00pm

Period 4 - 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Period 5 - 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Please note: assembly day for Year 7 is a Friday


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.

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.