Establishment Cherry Oak School

URN: 103626

Community special school

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60 Frederick Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, West Midlands, B29 6PB
Local authority
Birmingham (330)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Ross Ashcroft
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 103626, DfE number: 330/7051
UKPRN: 10077033
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Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 12 February 2020)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
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Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
9 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder and SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Clare Mills Appointed by GB/board 9 December 2020 8 December 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Martin Carpenter Appointed by GB/board 14 July 2021 14 July 2025
Sadie Leean Bolton Appointed by GB/board 14 July 2021 14 July 2025
Susan Margaret McCorkindale Appointed by GB/board 14 July 2021 14 July 2025
Samuel Mather Appointed by GB/board 19 May 2021 19 May 2025
Mark Stephen Christopher Cottam Elected by school staff 26 April 2021 26 April 2025
Jacqueline Elizabeth Tonge Appointed by GB/board 9 December 2020 9 December 2024
Charlotte Jane Bull Appointed by GB/board 29 September 2019 29 September 2023
Edwin James Freeman Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 25 September 2019 25 September 2023
Hannah Barton Appointed by GB/board 15 May 2019 14 May 2023
Kristin Leigh Sanders Appointed by GB/board 12 December 2018 11 December 2022
Ann Marie Ellis Appointed by GB/board 27 November 2019 26 November 2022
John Pemberton Elected by parents 22 November 2018 22 November 2022
Lisa Jane Wootton Elected by parents 22 November 2018 22 November 2022
Lesley Jackson Appointed by GB/board 6 March 2018 5 March 2022
Gary Coffey Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2021 Not recorded

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Julie Margaret Fardell Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 5 January 2017 31 August 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
West Midlands
Weoley & Selly Oak
Parliamentary constituency
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Birmingham 096
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Birmingham 096A
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