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Welcome from our Executive Headteacher


Mrs Julie Fardell

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

Victoria Specialist Arts College is a special day school for pupils aged 2 to 19 years with cognition and learning needs including complex physical and health needs. We are part of a hard Federation with Cherry Oak School 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' by Ofsted in 2012, 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 Victoria.

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


Mrs Caroline Lane

A huge welcome to our website - it gives a flavour of what we do here at Victoria School and who we are.

I am Head of School, and as such I am extremely proud of the family that is Victoria. It is a fabulous place to learn and to work. We believe in working hard to give our young people the very best we can and we value everyone as the individual they are.

The aim of our school is to increase each pupil's knowledge and understanding of the world, so that his or her full potential may be developed.

If you like what you see and would like to know more or would like to come and visit us you are welcome to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you in the future. Meanwhile, enjoying browsing our site.

Caroline Lane
Head of School