Wigston Birkett House Community Special School
- Wigston Birkett House Community Special School
- Head: Mr Chris White
- T 0116 288 5802
- F 01162 571932
- E [email protected]
- W www.birketthouse.leics.sch.uk
- A state special school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 19. Type of SEN provision: SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Leicestershire
- Pupils: 196
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
- 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 2
- Early years provision Outstanding 2
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
- 1 Short inspection 13th November 2019
- 2 Full inspection 13th May 2015
Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.
- Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 19th 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. ...Read more
This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.
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Results by exam and subject
Special Education Needs
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|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||Y|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
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Children get into the school from here:
sometimes, but not in this year