Birtenshaw was established in Bromley Cross, Bolton in 1956. Birtenshaw provides a unique range of services for children and young adults with physical disability, including complex health needs and /or learning disability, including Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Through Birtenshaw Special School and Birtenshaw College we provide special education for children and young people with Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND), aged from 3 years old into young adulthood up to 25 years old.

Birtenshaw’s special education services are complimented by our care services, which include several children’s homes, domiciliary care, supported tenancies and a children’s short break centre.

Our aim is to improve the quality of life of all the people we support so that they may become confident and independent members of the community, fulfilling their individual potential.

Our mission is to Brighten Lives and Build Futures for young people with Special Education Needs and Disability in Bolton, across the North West and beyond.

Who Would Have Thought?


Do you want to see a “pizza” the action at Birtenshaw? Recently a disabled young person supported by Birtenshaw has been working on his cooking skills. Working hard in the kitchen, this talented chef has been creating pizza. No need for…
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