Birkett House School is a co-educational special school for 247 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 5 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.

Our Head Teacher from September 2018 is Mr C White

About Us

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.

A small group of primary pupils are co-located at Thistley Meadow Primary School and Little Hill Primary School where they are able to learn in a highly supportive, inclusive setting. 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.

Working for Us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers.


At our main Wigston site, students benefit from many special facilities. So in addition to the usual features you'd expect from a modern and progressive school – such as up-to-date IT equipment, playgrounds and a library – Birkett House also has a number of specific resources on site;

  • Individual teaching room for occassional quiet one-to-one attention
  • Specialist teaching room for students with autism
  • 8m x 5m therapeutic swimming pool
  • Therapy room where nurses, physiotherapist and occupational
    therapists can deliver quality care
  • Multi-purpose hall for sports and activities
  • Sensory room
  • Soft play room
  • Sensory garden
  • Buses with tail lifts


At each of our partner schools, students have access to designated base rooms, toilet and changing rooms. They also benefit from use of each school's wider facilities too.

Click here to see a video of our wonderful location and facilities