Challenge Partners Quality Assurance Review

Cheam Common is one of five primary schools in Sutton to take part in the national Challenge Partners programme. The programme helps schools with their monitoring and evaluation procedures, gives senior leaders the opportunity to become national specialist leaders of education (SLEs) and provides outstanding continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for all staff.

We are a member of the Cheam Hub and the Belleville Teaching School. Challenge Partners enables our school to receive support from other schools locally, across London and nationally as well.

We are delighted to report that our most recent Quality Assurance Review found that:

‘An overall estimate of the performance of Cheam Common Junior Academy is Outstanding.’

The Quality Assurance Review used the Ofsted Evaluation Schedule to make the following judgments about our school:

School Improvement Strategies: Outstanding

Pupil Outcomes: Outstanding

Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment: Outstanding

As part of the Quality Assurance Review, schools can also put forward an ‘Area of Excellence.’ This is an area where they believe the school demonstrates a significant strength over and above other schools nationally. At Cheam Common, we chose to put forward the provision and opportunities we offer our pupils in Physical Education and Sport. We were delighted to have this accredited by the review team and are extremely proud to be the only primary school within the Challenge Partners’ Hub who have this accreditation.

Area of Excellence: Accredited - Provision and Opportunity in Physical Education and Sport  

To find out more about Challenge Partners, visit:

QA Review Report 2020-21QA Review Report 2019-20

QA Review Report 2018-19

QA Review Report 2017-18

QA Review Report 2016-17

Key stage results

The national curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS). At the end of a key stage, the teacher will formally assess each child’s performance. 

As a junior academy Cheam Common has only one key stage - KS2, for children in Year 6. By the end of each summer term we will write a report on your child’s progress and talk it through with you.

Read our latest KS2 results

Please see attached below our results over the last 4 years. 

KS2 Results 2022

KS2 Results 2017 - 2022

Cheam Common Junior Academy Performance



We’re absolutely delighted to have received recognition of our fantastic KS2 results from Damian Hinds, Education Secretary.

Letter from Education Secretary