Pitcheroak School is a Worcestershire County Council school that was opened in 1974. Extensions and renovations were added in 1982, 2016 and 2020 to extend the number of classrooms in the Primary Department as well as adding two extra playgrounds. As well as a range of traditional classrooms the school has a variety of specialist areas including a DT room combined with art facilities, a fitness studio, a food technology room, a large hall/gym, a sensory studio, a water play area, an intervention room for therapists and specialists and two large horticulture polytunnels for pupils in the 14-19 department.
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 pupils 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 sports field, a Forest School and 6 x different playground areas for different key stages.