“Learning and growing together”
Pitcheroak School is a Worcestershire County Council school that was opened in 1974. An extension was added in 1982 and more recently in 2016 a new classroom extension and playground area added. In addition to a range of traditional classrooms the school has an Early Years department comprising of two teaching bases with a dedicated play area and a Post 16 unit comprising of three teaching spaces and a common room.
Specialist facilities include a food technology room, a sensory studio specifically for students with complex needs, a fitness studio, ICT room, a DT room combined with an art room, a large hall/ gym, a science laboratory, and an intervention room for therapists/specialists.
The sensory studio is a versatile space that can be adapted to any area of the curriculum and provides a platform for immersive environments and multi-sensory stimuli. The space makes use of projectors to impose wide images, coloured LED lights, a surround sound system and a variety of interfaces for use by students and staff. We can develop our own content and use various adaptive technology aids to trigger lighting, video and sound changes. The studio is aimed at educating and stimulating pupils by encouraging them to play multi-sensory learning games. It has been designed to provide pupils with the opportunity to learn whilst working, exploring and supporting memory cognition, creativity, social skills, fine motor skills, balance, co-ordination and control.
Outside the school has access to a games field, a Forest School and 5 x different playground areas for different key stages.
The school has its own people carrier that is used mainly by the learning mentors for inclusion work with Mainstream schools. We also have the use of two minibuses that are owned by Worcestershire County Council, which allows us to access activities in the local community.
Food Technology Room