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 you 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

Half Term: Monday 26 – Friday 30 October 2020
Pupils return: Monday 2 November 2020
Last day of Term: Friday 18 December 2020

Spring Term

4 January – 31 March 2021
Inset Day: Monday 4 January 2021
Pupils return: Tuesday 5 January 2021
Last Day of Term: Friday 12 February 2021
Half Term: Monday 15 – Friday 19 February 2021
Pupils return: Monday 22 February 2021
Last day of Term: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Summer Term

19 April – 23 July 2021
Pupils return: Monday 19 April 2021
May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 3 May 2021
Half Term: Monday 31 May – Friday 4 June 2021
Pupils return: Monday 7 June 2021
Last day of Term: Friday 23 July 2021


Dolphin class have been celebrating the end of the week with a few songs. Hopefully next week, Theo can learn something other than ‘Wind the Bobbin’ but all great bands have to start somewhere! Look out for their album dropping on @SpotifyUK in the near future #CherrysGotTalent

Image for the Tweet beginning: Dolphin class have been celebrating
Image for the Tweet beginning: Dolphin class have been celebrating
Image for the Tweet beginning: Dolphin class have been celebrating

For our final #homelearning of the week we have a quick video on cornflour gloop. So many of our children love exploring with this and it is so simple to put together, just conflour, water and a container! #SENDAtHome #CherryAtHome @sensorytreasur @SensorySp

Image for the Tweet beginning: For our final #homelearning of


Cherry Garden School

41 Bellenden Road, London SE15 5BB

020 7237 4050


Headteacher – Teresa Neary