Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is a new two-form entry primary academy for students between the ages of 3 – 11. The academy will therefore admit a maximum of 60 children into each year group between Reception and Year 6. The academy will enjoy brand new facilities, a nursery for pre-school children and a specialist resource provision for children with speech, language and/or communication needs (SLCN).
Currently two students from each year group up to Year 2 have places in The Oaks specialist resource provision (SRP); their support and provision is planned by the lead SEN Teacher – Mrs. Pinto – who also plans a highly differentiated curriculum for both their mainstream classes and the Resource Provision. Pupils split their time between their mainstream year group class, where access to the curriculum is applicable and have 1:2 or very small group work in the Oaks.
Cued articulation, visual resources and signing are used extensively across the Academy, in both mainstream and within the provision; wherever possible, students from the SRP are encouraged to join in all social and whole school activities; such as assemblies, singing practice, play/ lunch times and topic work.