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
Establishment status:
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:
Not applicable
Number of pupils:
Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed:
14 January 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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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Clare Mills Appointed by GB/board 09 December 2020 08 December 2024


Name Appointed by From To
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 06 March 2018 05 March 2022
Martin Carpenter Appointed by GB/board 12 July 2017 12 July 2021
Sadie Leean Bolton Appointed by GB/board 12 July 2017 12 July 2021
Susan Margaret McCorkindale Appointed by GB/board 12 July 2017 12 July 2021
Mark Stephen Christopher Cottam Elected by school staff 03 February 2017 03 February 2021
Julie Margaret Fardell Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 05 January 2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Alfred William Woodhouse Governor Appointed by GB/board 12 July 2017 08 July 2020
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:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Birmingham 096
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Birmingham 096A

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