Welcome from Julie Fardell, our Executive Headteacher
Welcome to our new website where you will find a great deal of useful information about Victoria School: the work we do, our rich and creative curriculum and the exciting opportunities we provide for our pupils.
Victoria School is a community special school maintained by Birmingham City Council (BCC) for pupils aged 2 to 19 years who have cognition and learning difficulties in addition to physical disabilities and/or complex health care needs.
Many of our pupils have profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and we also have a specialist Multi-Sensory Impairment Unit (MSI) for children who are deaf-blind.
We are part of a hard Federation with Cherry Oak School which gives us many opportunities for collaborative work and sharing good practice. Cherry Oak is a community special primary school for children aged 4 to 11 years who have severe cognition and learning difficulties and/or speech, language and communication difficulties. It is located in Selly Oak.
Also associated with the Federation through a Memorandum of Understanding is Victoria College, an independent specialist provision for young adults aged 19 to 25 years who have PMLD.
We are very proud of all our young people and value every individual. We are very fortunate to have a dedicated and skilled staff team which includes teachers, teaching assistants, personal care assistants, lunchtime supervisors, administrative support staff, ICT staff, site team and cleaners. The children are also supported by onsite NHS school nurses and physiotherapists. Transport to school for eligible pupils is provided by BCC Travel Assist and is mostly provided by National Express Accessible Transport (NEAT) who provide the drivers and vehicles. Guides are employed by Travel Assist. School catering is provided by CityServe.
We value our school community: children, their families and the multi-disciplinary teams who work collaboratively to support each child.
Judged as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2012 and 2017, we are constantly striving to make further improvements. Everything we do is based on what is best for our pupils. Every child really does matter at Victoria.
I hope you enjoy our site and look forward to hearing from you. If you have any comments or suggestions, please do contact us. We hope that this new website and the associated App will vastly improve home-school communications , ensuring that everyone can easily access the information they need.