Welcome to Cherry Garden School

Cherry Garden School is an outstanding special school for pupils from 2-11 years old. Our experienced team of professionals are committed to providing individualised learning, support and opportunities for pupils with severe learning difficulties, complex needs and autism.

Having moved into a brand new building in the heart of Peckham in January 2019, the school benefits from a wide range of fantastic spaces and resources to engage, motivate and inspire our pupils. Take a look around our website to learn more about our vibrant school.

Cherry Garden is open during the lockdown but at a reduced capacity in order to manage the safety risks within school. Children who are at home are accessing online activities through our online platforms and ongoing support from the class teacher around the child’s IEP. We are in close contact with all parents during this lockdown and I understand it is a really difficult time for everyone.

I didn’t expect we would be here again but I want to thank you all unreservedly for your continued support in this second lockdown.

Stay safe, Keep Calm and Cherry On.

Best Wishes

Teresa Neary, Headteacher

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

Academic term dates


AUTUMN TERM:  1 September – 17 December 2021

INSET DAY                       Wednesday 1 September 2021
PUPILS RETURN             Thursday 2 September 2021
LAST DAY OF TERM        Friday 22 October 2021
HALF TERM:  Monday 25 – Friday 29 October 2021
PUPILS RETURN             Monday 1 November 2021
LAST DAY OF TERM        Friday 17 December 2021


SPRING TERM:   4 January – 31 March 2022

INSET DAY                         Tuesday 4 January 2022
PUPILS RETURN               Wednesday 5 January 2022
LAST DAY OF TERM          Friday 11 February 2022
HALF TERM:  Monday 14 – Friday 18 February 2022
PUPILS RETURN               Monday 21 February 2022
LAST DAY OF TERM          Friday 1 April 2022


SUMMER TERM:  19 April – 22 July 2022

PUPILS RETURN                Tuesday 19 April 2022
MAY DAY BANK HOLIDAY  Monday 2 May 2022
HALF TERM:  Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June 2022
PUPILS RETURN                Monday 6 June 2022
LAST DAY OF TERM           Friday 22 July 2022


To cap off a day of wonderful memories and celebration, a standing ovation for the boss. Thank you so much for creating a school that we can all be proud of and for working tirelessly to get the best for the children. We will miss you but we wish you lots of luck! #ThankYouTeresa

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We also wished a very special goodbye to 10 children who are moving on to pastures new. We are so proud of them and we can’t wait to hear how they get on! Look after them @TukeSch @HighshoreSchool!

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Cherry Garden School

41 Bellenden Road, London SE15 5BB

020 7237 4050


Headteacher – Teresa Neary