Welcome to Cherry Garden School

I would like to warmly welcome you to our website which will give you a flavour of our wonderful school. Cherry Garden School is an outstanding special school for pupils aged 2-11 years, who have severe and complex learning differences.

Having moved into a brand-new building in the heart of Peckham in January 2019, the school provides a range of unique enabling environments, both indoor and outdoor, which are used to maximise learning opportunities and meet pupils’ specific needs. Please take a look at our virtual tour, which will show you some of our facilities being used by our amazing pupils.

Our experienced and dedicated staff team are committed to providing holistic, individualised learning through fun and engaging activities/lessons. We pride ourselves on working in partnership with parents/carers and multi-agencies to ensure pupils’ achievements are maximised and celebrated at every opportunity.  We value each small step towards ambitious outcomes for lifelong learning. We are very proud of our school, our pupils and all of their successes throughout their unique learning journeys.

I hope you find the website helpful and are able to gain an insight into what we offer at Cherry Garden.  The information may not answer all your questions, so please do get in touch for further details.

Kelly Hawker

Cherry Garden Branch Maps

At Cherry Garden School, we are proud of the achievements of our pupils and want to ensure that their success is accurately reflected and celebrated. In order to do this, we have created our own assessment system which represents the ways in which our pupils learn and allows parents to share in the learning journey.

The Branch Map targets are suitable for assessing all pupils in the early years of working at pre-national curriculum levels and take in to account breadth and depth of learning as well as a progression towards early learning goals.

Future Events

Term Dates

LAST DAY OF TERM          Wednesday 20 December 2023 @ 1.30pm


SPRING TERM:           8 January – 29 March 2024

INSET DAY                                       Monday 8 January 2024

INSET DAY                                       Tuesday 9 January 2024

PUPILS RETURN                             Wednesday 10 January 2024

LAST DAY OF TERM                        Friday 9 February 2024

Half Term:      Monday 12 February – Friday 16 February 2024

PUPILS RETURN:                            Monday 19 February 2024

LAST DAY OF TERM:                       Thursday 28 March 2024

BANK HOLIDAY (GOOD FRIDAY):  Friday 29 March 2024

SUMMER TERM:          15 April – 25 July 2024

PUPILS RETURN:                           Monday 15 April 2024

MAY DAY BANK HOLIDAY:           Monday 6 May 2024

INSET DAY                                     Friday 24 May 2024

Half Term:      Monday 27 May  – Friday 31 May 2024

PUPILS RETURN:                           Monday 3 June 2024

LAST DAY OF TERM:                     Thursday 25 July 2024


We took our new bus out for its first spin this morning, and what better first visit than a @LPESSN bowling competition at @SurreyQuays. Some seriously impressive techniques on show! #RockAndBowl


Cherry Garden School

41 Bellenden Road, London SE15 5BB

020 7237 4050


Headteacher – Kelly Hawker