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Birkett House School is a co-educational special school for 195 pupils aged 4-19. Pupils have a range of learning needs from profound and multiple learning difficulties to a moderate disability.

The school is unique in that it is a real community, based on 3 sites which enables us to provide a very specialised and personal education and enhanced range of opportunities. The main site relocated to a state of the art, purpose built provision in September 2017


The main part of the school is based at Wigston, where the majority of primary pupils are based in addition to older students whose prime learning need is sensory. This is because the multi – sensory rooms and hydrotherapy pool are on this site. We really pride ourselves in working with our most complex pupils and working so closely in partnership with physio therapists, occupational therapists and parents. Pupil’s needs are provided for in such a holistic way that learning, physio, care and medical needs are integrated seamlessly into a complete holistic program for each individual.


All staff at all our sites are employed by Birkett House.


The Centre based at Thomas Estley Community College provides a fantastic base for inclusion and extended opportunities for 2 groups of pupils at Key Stage 3.


Our Senior Department is situated on the grounds of Countesthorpe Community College.


We really value contact with parents and carers who we acknowledge will always know their son or daughter better than anyone else. The whole school has an ‘Open Door Policy’ and you are welcome at any time. Working in partnership with parents is the key to success for all aspects of pupil learning and development.


Chris White

Head Teacher