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Heads' Welcomes

Welcome from our Executive Headteacher


Mrs Julie Fardell

Welcome to our website, where you will find a great deal of information about Cherry Oak School, the work we do, our rich and creative curriculum and the exciting opportunities we provide our pupils.

Cherry Oak is a special day school for pupils aged 2 to 11 years with cognition and learning needs including severe learning difficulties and speech, communication and language difficulties. We are part of a hard Federation with Victoria Specialist Arts College which gives us many opportunities for collaborative work and sharing good practice.

Our children and young people are fantastic and we are very fortunate to have such a dedicated and very creative staff team which includes teachers, classroom support staff, medical staff, administrative support staff, technical support staff, lunchtime supervisors and bus guides.

Judged as ‘outstanding’ in all areas in 2014, we are constantly striving to make further improvements and at the heart of all that we do are our pupils. Every child does matter at Cherry Oak

I hope you enjoy our site and look forward to hearing from you. If you have any comments or suggestions, then please don't hesitate to contact us.

Julie Fardell
Executive Headteacher

Welcome from our Head of School


Ms Amanda Jenkins

Welcome to our Cherry Oak website. It will give you information about our school and our work. We pride ourselves on our happy pupils and aim to ensure that every child reaches their full potential and enjoys an exciting and creative curriculum.

Cherry Oak is a small school and we develop close relationships with our pupils and their families so that we can work together to meet the needs of individuals. We are lucky to have a dedicated team of adults working hard to support children in all aspects of their school life.

It is a great place to come to school and to work.

If you would like any more information or wish to arrange a visit to the school please contact us.

Amanda Jenkins
Head of School