Cherry Oak School is a primary school for children with severe learning difficulties and speech, language and communication difficulties, located at Selly Oak in the South of Birmingham.
Cherry Oak is part of a Federation with Victoria School and Victoria College which are located in Northfield, also in the south of the city. Victoria is a special school providing for pupils aged 2 – 19 years with significant complex needs including a combination of physical, sensory, medical and cognition and learning needs. Victoria College is an independent specialist provision for young adults aged 19 to 25 years who have PMLD.
The Federation's mission is ‘Working Together for Success’. With this in mind, we strive for sustained improvement through shared learning, resources, expertise and achieving together.
Presently at Cherry Oak School, there are 111 children on roll.
Children are referred by the local authority and usually admitted in September each year. Some pupils are admitted at other times during the year.
All children have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for a range of complex learning difficulties.
We have ten classes in our school ;
There is one Early Years class - Acorns. They follow a modified Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
In Key Stage 1 there are up to 12 children in each class. Each class is staffed with a teacher and teaching assistants, suitable for the age and needs of the children.
The children have lots of opportunities to access outdoor learning both in our wonderful Backlands and with regular visits in the community.
There are six classes in Key Stage 2.
All the classes are mixed across the 7 to 11 age range.