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State-of-the-art special school opens its doors

Multi-million pound school opens doors to pupils

Children in sensory room

A new £10 million state-of-the-art special school opened its doors for the first time this term.

We created the brand new building in Wigston in partnership with Birkett House School.

The school provides places for up to 125 children and young people aged four to 19. Situated at the Wigston Academy Station Road campus, it includes a hydrotherapy pool and sensory interactive rooms, with virtual reality technology.


We want to make sure that children and young people benefit from first-class facilities that will help them reach their potential.

The new school has more than 30 additional places to help meet demand. We’re delighted that more children will be able to experience what Birkett House has to offer, throughout their education and in readiness for life beyond school.


Sue Horn, head teacher of Birkett House School, said: “It has been a great privilege to be involved in this fantastic project and we have been looking forward to officially opening the doors to our pupils. Many pupils and their parents had been into the school to see their new classrooms.

"Their responses were incredibly positive regarding the ambience, space and facilities. We are really looking forward to all our pupils using the new facilities and especially the immersion and sensory rooms that utilise the latest technology.”

The new buildings increase the places available at the main site from 91 to 125, extending the number of pupils who can benefit from this school which is rated by OFSTED as outstanding.

Birkett House School : A Tour Of The Interior from cantoo on Vimeo.

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