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  • Selly Oak Trust School
    Oak Tree Lane
    Selly Oak
    Birmingham
    B29 6HZ
  • Head: Chris Field
  • T 01214 720876
  • F 01214 152674
  • E enquiry@sellyoak.bham.sch.uk
  • W www.sellyoak.bham.sch.uk
  • A special state school for pupils aged from 9 to 18 with moderate to severe learning difficulties, autism, speech and language difficulties and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Birmingham
  • Pupils: 392
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Current Ofsted grade: Good on 20th November 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 2nd February 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Ingestion of knowledge has to be combined with acquisition of confidence, given pupils’ needs and, if previously from a mainstream school, often previously dismal experiences. ‘My child couldn’t read, could hardly write properly…she hadn’t gone to her last school from...

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What the school says...

Selly Oak School is an extremely effective secondary special school offering a proper and complete education for pupils with a wide range of learning difficulties. We are an inclusive educational community where a child is valued, extended and developed.

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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Art & Design at an English Comprehensive School (BTEC Certificate Level 1)

What The Good Schools Guide says

Ingestion of knowledge has to be combined with acquisition of confidence, given pupils’ needs and, if previously from a mainstream school, often previously dismal experiences. ‘My child couldn’t read, could hardly write properly…she hadn’t gone to her last school from the April onwards because they couldn’t do anything with her,’ says one parent, thrilled...

Head

Since 2012, Mr Chris Field, BA PGDip NPQH (forties). Previously deputy head at Braidwood Trust School for the Deaf (amongst other things, he has a level two British sign language qualification) and, before that, assistant head at St Thomas Moore School, a mainstream comprehensive. Could have stayed ‘forever’ he says, had special schools not called more. Married with grown up children (two budding medics amongst them), he is also a proud grandfather.

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