Establishment Wigston Birkett House Community Special School

URN: 138935

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Single-academy trust: BIRKETT HOUSE SCHOOL

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Station Road, Wigston, Leics, LE18 2DT
Local authority
Leicestershire (855)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Chris White
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 138935, DfE number: 855/7005
UKPRN: 10039384
Establishment status
Admissions policy
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Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 13 November 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 November 2012
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
15 September 2021
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
Type of resourced provision
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Andrew McQuaid Appointed by GB/board 2 September 2018 31 August 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Linda Bickley Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 1 September 2025
Hannah Lockett-Bates Appointed by GB/board 17 November 2020 17 November 2024
Kathryn Starmer Appointed by GB/board 11 November 2020 11 November 2024
Maureen Lambert Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2020 1 October 2024
Timothy Robert Pearce Appointed by GB/board 16 September 2020 16 September 2024
James Royley Elected by parents 16 September 2020 15 September 2024
Christopher John White Appointed by GB/board 28 August 2018 28 August 2023
David Ruffett Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 March 2019 1 March 2023
Emily Robertshaw Elected by parents 17 December 2018 17 December 2022
Sophie Percival Elected by school staff 1 May 2018 1 May 2022


Name Appointed by From
Andy McQuaid Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 October 2012
Janet Flawith Appointed by GB/board 7 January 2019
Rosemary Lowe Appointed by academy members 1 October 2012

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Christopher White 2 September 2018 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Gaynor Hall 1 October 2012 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Hannah Lockett Bates Trustee Appointed by GB/board 11 November 2020 3 March 2021
Jane Simmons Trustee Appointed by GB/board 11 November 2020 3 March 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East Midlands and the Humber
Government office region (GOR)
East Midlands
Oadby and Wigston
Wigston All Saints
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Oadby and Wigston 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Oadby and Wigston 007A
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School capacity

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