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)
Mrs Julie Fardell
Age range: Help with age range field
3 to 11
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
The Federation of Cherry Oak School and Victoria School
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URN: 103626, DfE number: 330/7051
UKPRN: 10077033
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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
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Not recorded
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Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder and SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
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Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Clare Mills Appointed by GB/board 11/12/2018 03/02/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Charlotte Jane Bull Appointed by GB/board 29/09/2019 29/09/2023
Edwin James Freeman Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 25/09/2019 25/09/2023
Hannah Barton Appointed by GB/board 15/05/2019 14/05/2023
Kristin Leigh Sanders Appointed by GB/board 12/12/2018 11/12/2022
Ann Marie Ellis Appointed by GB/board 27/11/2019 26/11/2022
John Pemberton Elected by parents 22/11/2018 22/11/2022
Lisa Jane Wootton Elected by parents 22/11/2018 22/11/2022
Lesley Jackson Appointed by GB/board 06/03/2018 05/03/2022
Alfred William Woodhouse Appointed by GB/board 12/07/2017 12/07/2021
Martin Carpenter Appointed by GB/board 12/07/2017 12/07/2021
Sadie Leean Bolton Appointed by GB/board 12/07/2017 12/07/2021
Susan Margaret McCorkindale Appointed by GB/board 12/07/2017 12/07/2021
Mark Stephen Christopher Cottam Elected by school staff 03/02/2017 03/02/2021
Julie Margaret Fardell Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 05/01/2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Christine Dalby-Ali Governor Appointed by GB/board 11/12/2018 27/11/2019
Peter Douglas Osborn Governor Appointed by GB/board 09/12/2015 27/11/2019
Anne Barnes Governor Appointed by GB/board 12/07/2017 10/07/2019
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
West Midlands
Weoley & Selly Oak
Parliamentary Constituency:
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Birmingham 096
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Birmingham 096A

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