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 February 2013 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.
Recognition of Our Achievements
Birtenshaw School was shortlisted for the 2015 TES Awards Creative School of the Year, where “creativity is at the heart of the school’s work; encouraging children to think differently, beyond the stricture of the conventional curriculum”.