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.

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

Summer Term

Pupils return: Monday 1 June 2020
Last day of term: Friday 21 July 2020

Autumn Term

2 September – 18 December 2020
Inset Day: Wednesday 2 September 2020
Pupils return: Thursday 3 September 2020
Last Day of Term: Friday 23 October 2020
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 – Friday 4 June 2021
Pupils return: Monday 7 June 2021
Last day of Term: Friday 23 July 2021


It's time for our next adventure with Alice and David from Southwark Playhouse! This week they're going under the sea! http://vimeo.com/435110841 Grab some bubbles and goggles and join in with all the actions and signs in this fun role play. #SENDAtHome @swkplay @MakatonCharity

Building and construction activities are fun for practicing positional language! At home you could try Lego, junk modelling, balancing natural objects and stacking cardboard boxes. Comment on the position as you build to learn lots of key words. #SENDAtHome


Cherry Garden School

41 Bellenden Road, London SE15 5BB

020 7237 4050


Headteacher – Teresa Neary