Executive Headteacher’s Welcome
Gary Coffey – Executive Headteacher Federation of Cherry Oak School and Victoria School (together with Victoria College). Responsible for the strategic direction of the Federation and the operational and day to day running of Victoria school.
Welcome to our website where you will find lots of useful information about Cherry Oak School, the work we do, our rich and creative curriculum and the exciting opportunities we provide for our amazing students.
Cherry Oak is a special day school for pupils aged 4 to 11 years who have special education needs and/or disabilities arising from cognition and learning difficulties including severe learning difficulties and speech, communication and language difficulties.
We are part of a hard Federation with Victoria School which gives us many opportunities for collaborative work and sharing of good practice. Victoria School is a community special school for students aged 2 to 19 years with a range of learning difficulties, including complex health needs and severe and profound disabilities. Also associated with the Federation, through a Memorandum of Understanding, is Victoria College, an independent specialist provision for young adults aged 19 to 25 years who have PMLD.
We are very proud of all our students and every child truly does matter at Cherry Oak and they are at the heart of all we do. We are fortunate to have a dedicated and skilled staff team, which includes teachers, teaching assistants, lunchtime supervisors, administrative support staff, IT staff, site team and cleaners. Transport to school for eligible pupils is provided by BCC Travel Assist and is mostly offered by National Express Accessible Transport (NEAT), who provide the drivers and vehicles.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please do contact us. We hope that this website and the associated App will support our home-school communications and ensue that everyone can easily access the information they need.