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Birtenshaw School Merseyside

Our vision is to ‘brighten lives and build futures’ by

ensuring that all pupils receive the same learning and

social opportunities as other children. We achieve this by

providing outstanding purpose-built facilities and a

creative curriculum tailored to meet pupils’ individual


Birtenshaw School, Merseyside offers education for children aged 3-19 with a moderate to severe learning disability and/or complex health needs in conjunction with:

- Autistic Spectrum Condition

- Communication difficulties

- Multi-sensory impairment

- Significant medical conditions

- Physical disability

- Behaviours that some may find challenging

The school’s approach is based on the principle of Total Communication, where every behaviour is viewed as communication and we see it as our responsibility to understand what the young person wants or needs. We ensure that our routines and structures support pupils to feel safe and happy. With a dedicated staff team and our unique approach we provide a supportive and safe environment where all young people make progress regardless of their starting point.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Amy Standish
Contact Position
Interim Head of School

Where to go

Birtenshaw School Merseyside
82, Higher Lane
L9 7AB

Postcode fro SATNAV L9 7HA

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open during school hours

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

For further information about the referral process please contact us. Many Thanks

Other notes

The school building has been specifically designed to be autism friendly, with wide corridors and low arousal décor to reduce distraction and create an environment conducive to learning. We also offer a range of therapeutic interventions which support children’s academic and social development. Birtenshaw’s established services based in Bolton have full Autism Accreditation from the National Autistic Society and the new School will adopt these standards and work towards accreditation

Local Offer

Contact Name
Amy Standish
Contact Telephone
0151 317 8277
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (5 to 11)
Secondary (11 to 16)
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