Welcome to Birtenshaw School, Bolton

We are a non-maintained special school for young people aged 3 to 19 years old with Special Education Needs and/or Disability.

Our vision is to “brighten lives and build futures” by ensuring that pupils receive the same learning and social opportunities as other children; which we achieve by providing facilities and a creative curriculum tailored to meet their needs.

With dedicated staff, a unique approach and purpose built facilities; we provide a supportive, safe and happy environment where all young people make progress regardless of ability level.

Occupying a building in Bromley Cross, Bolton specifically designed to be autism friendly, our school offers a comprehensive range of services which have full Autism Accreditation from the National Autistic Society and provides education for children with moderate to severe learning disability, Autistic Spectrum Conditions, significant physical impairment and / or complex health needs.

Many pupils will also have communication difficulties, multi-sensory impairment or present with behaviours that some may find challenging

At the last Ofsted inspection in June 2017 the school was rated as ‘Good’.

We are located at Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton, BL7 9AB.

Keeping every child safe is our first priority. All of our staff have an enhanced DBS (previously CRB) clearance and participate in extensive safe-guarding training.

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Julie Barnes (Deputy Chief Executive – Operations)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Kaylie Crompton (Head of School)

Recognition of Our Achievements

Birtenshaw School Bolton was shortlisted in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 for the prestigious TES Awards. The nominations were Creative School of the Year (2015), Alternative Provision School of the Year (2016) and most recently Healthy School of the Year for both 2017 and 2018.

During 2016 Birtenshaw School Bolton was also recognised by winning the Character awards presented by the Department for Education, Primary Provision of the Year by the Autism Professional Awards and Secondary School Head Teacher of the Year through the Bolton News Schools Awards.