Establishment 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 age range 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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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 13 November 2019)
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Religious character:
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Religious ethos:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
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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:
VI - Visual Impairment, HI - Hearing Impairment, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
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Chair of trustees

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
Lynda Freestone Appointed by GB/board 11/06/2019 11/06/2023
David Ruffett Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/03/2019 01/03/2023
Emily Robertshaw Elected by parents 17/12/2018 17/12/2022
Sophie Percival Elected by school staff 01/05/2018 01/05/2022
Lee Bentley Appointed by GB/board 09/10/2017 09/10/2021
Linda Bickley Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 01/09/2021
James Royley Elected by parents 01/05/2017 31/12/2020
Kate Foster Elected by parents 01/05/2017 31/12/2020
Maureen Lambert Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2016 01/10/2020


Name Appointed by From
Andy McQuaid Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/10/2012
Janet Flawith Appointed by GB/board 07/01/2019
Rosemary Lowe Appointed by academy members 01/10/2012

Accounting officer

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

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Gaynor Hall 01/10/2012 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
James Royley Trustee Elected by parents 01/05/2016 01/05/2020
Kate Foster Trustee Elected by parents 01/05/2016 01/05/2020
William Tyler Trustee Appointed by GB/board 01/11/2017 03/04/2020
Alan Baker Member Appointed by academy members 01/10/2012 16/12/2019
RSC Region:
East Midlands and the Humber
Government Office Region:
East Midlands
Oadby and Wigston
Wigston All Saints
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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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