Wigston Birkett House Community Special School

URN: 138935

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Station Road, Wigston, Leics, LE18 2DT
Local authority:
Leicestershire (855)
Mr Chris White
Age range: Help with this field
4 to 19
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
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URN: 138935, DfE number: 855/7005
UKPRN: 10039384
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Admissions policy:
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 14 May 2015)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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Religious ethos:
No boarders
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Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Name Appointed by From To
Andrew McQuaid Appointed by GB/board 02/09/2018 31/08/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Christopher John White Appointed by GB/board 28/08/2018 28/08/2023
Emily Robertshaw Elected by parents 17/12/2018 17/12/2022
Lee Bentley Appointed by GB/board 09/10/2017 09/10/2022
Sophie Percival Elected by school staff 01/05/2018 01/05/2022
William Tyler Appointed by GB/board 01/11/2017 01/11/2021
Linda Bickley Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 01/09/2021
Maureen Lambert Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2016 01/10/2020
Lynda Freestone Appointed by GB/board 11/06/2016 11/06/2020
James Royley Elected by parents 01/05/2016 01/05/2020
Kate Foster Elected by parents 01/05/2016 01/05/2020


Name Appointed by From
Alan Baker Appointed by academy members 01/10/2012
Andy McQuaid N/A 01/10/2012
Janet Flawith Appointed by GB/board 07/01/2019
Rosemary Lowe Appointed by academy members 01/10/2012

Accounting officer

Name From To
Christopher White 02/09/2018 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Name From To
Gaynor Hall 01/10/2012 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Rosemary Lowe Chair of trustees N/A 01/11/2012 01/09/2018
Sue Horn Accounting officer N/A 01/01/1900 01/09/2018
Julie Bentley Member N/A 26/03/2015 31/08/2018
RSC Region:
East Midlands and the Humber
Government Office Region:
East Midlands
Oadby and Wigston
Wigston All Saints
Parliamentary Constituency:
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Oadby and Wigston 007
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Oadby and Wigston 007A

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