Victoria School

“Working together for success”

Project run by CASBA

General information

LOCATION

Victoria School is on Bell Hill in Northfield.

HEAD TEACHER

Julie Fardell is the Executive Head Teacher.

NUMBER OF PUPILS & STAFF

Number of Pupils and Staff: Victoria has about 200 pupils and over 160 staff.

TYPE OF PUPILS

Many of the children attending the school have medical problems as well as Learning Disabilities

AGE RANGE

They provide education for 2-year-olds up to 25-year-olds.

CO-LOCATION & SHARED FACILITIES

Victoria is part of a federation of schools and colleges, sharing a campus with Victoria College and Longwill school for Deaf Children.

100 YEARS

It celebrated 100 years from its opening in 2005.

Early days

The school first opened on 1st February 1905 with 24 pupils.
Miss A Quaiffe was the Head Teacher for the first 21 years.
The first four Head Teachers were all women; Miss Quaiffe, Miss Brown, Miss Webb and Miss Clarke.
The Birmingham Crippled Children’s Association helped to set the school up.
It was originally in the centre of Birmingham. It was called the School for Crippled Children Jenkins St.
The school moved to Little Green Lane in 1909.

New equipment

Children came to school in horse-drawn ambulances for the first 20 years.
The first electric lift was installed in 1938.
The school first had hot water in 1939.

Moving to Northfield

The school moved to Bell Hill in 1964.
It was then called The Victoria School for Physically Handicapped Children.

The Victoria
School in 1964

This is a plan of the school buildings when it opened.

Fundraising

Thanks to the Friends of Victoria, the school has raised lots of money for new buildings and facilities.
The Friends of Victoria won an award for Voluntary service and went to a Royal Garden Party to receive it.
They also arrange events for families, as well as fundraising events.

Vision

The school’s motto is:

“Working together for success”.

 The logo was designed by the husband of one of the staff.

Victoria’s vision is to:

“Increase every individual pupil’s knowledge and understanding of the world so that their full potential may be achieved.”.