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Head Teacher's Welcome

Birch Wood School is a successful and vibrant Area Special School which serves Melton and its surrounding areas. Our learners range from early years children to Sixth Form Students, who have a wide range of learning needs.


Our school ethos is about making a positive difference and we take great pride in our school and our ability to work together to provide students with opportunities to progress and achieve both academically and socially. We have an increasing roll of 150 students and offer high quality facilities.


In recognition of our diversity the school has three sites:

Site One – Birch Wood –reception to year 14 -Wide range of learning needs including profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties, Moderate learning difficulties, multi-sensory impairment and autism. 
Site Two – Birch Wood Vale –year 7-11- moderate learning difficulties and Sixth Form Centre-year 12 – 14


Across all our sites our ethos underpins our teaching and learning and we aim to produce confident, happy young adults ready for their next steps in learning.  We have high expectations and believe our broad and balanced curriculum and personalised learning is highly effective and has a significantly positive impact on learning. 

‘Together they have created an ethos across the school where teaching, pupils’ behaviour and their impact on learning flourish’.  (Ofsted 2014)
It is important to us that we work in partnership with parents to provide the best possible opportunities, therefore we welcome visits
to our school for our parental engagement evening .


At Birch Wood Area Special school you should receive a warm welcome from students and staff, be inspired by their thirst for learning and positive attitudes, sense their enjoyment and respect for each other and be able to see the positive difference.


Rosalind Hopkins

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