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  • Wigston Birkett House Community Special School
    Launceston Road
    LE18 2FZ
  • Head: Mrs Susan Horn
  • T 0116 288 5802
  • F 01162 571932
  • E office@birkett…
  • W www.birketthou…
  • A special state school for pupils aged from 5 to 19
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Leicestershire
  • Pupils: 174
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 14th May 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 20th June 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Birkett House School is a 115 place, all age, special school for children with severe learning disabilities, profound and multiple learning disabilities, autism and sensory impairment. The school has a commitment toward inclusion and currently all three sections (primary, middle and seniors) have some connections with mainstream schools in the locality. The school serves South Leicestershire and takes children and young people from beyond its catchment area.

Birkett House had a highly successful OFSTED Report in 2010 and is on HMCI's list of particularly effective schools.
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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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