Birchwood Community High School

School Details

Birchwood Community High School, A Business and Enterprise College, Leading Edge and Vocational School

This school opened in 1985 as a purpose built 11-16 mixed comprehensive and since that time has established itself as a very successful school at the heart of its community. Birchwood High School has become key to providing an educated and skilled workforce to suit the local business community.

The philosophy of the school is that each learner is treated as an individual with their own needs, strengths and areas for development. The school aims to encourage every child to seek excellence in all that they do, whilst providing the support and guidance they need to maximise their potential. We have a good track record for nurturing gifted and talented learners in a range of subject areas as well as learners with special needs. The school has a lift and is fully equipped to accommodate learners who have physical disabilities.

We work in close collaboration with primary colleagues, the staff of Priestley College and other colleges to ensure continuity throughout learners' education. Our induction programme aims to ensure that new learners settle in quickly and have a happy and confident start at the High School.

A real strength of our school is the very good and open relationships enjoyed with parents and carers to ensure learners are given maximum support. We are fortunate in the quality and commitment of our Governing Body and the links with local residents and the business community.

Information taken from Birchwood High School website.

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Childcare provision related to this school

  • Childminders provide out of school care and some may have specified they pick up/drop off from this school.
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Other Useful contacts

School admissions:

WBC school admission, transport & pupil services team: 01925 446226

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Emma Mills
Contact Position
Head Teacher
01925 853500
Fax: 01925 853502

Where to go

Birchwood Community High School
Brock Road

Other details


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Local Offer


Birchwood Community High School is an inclusive, mainstream 11-18 year school. Post-16 students are taught in the on-site sixth form provision, Birchwood College.

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SEND Information Report

Contact Name
Jo Roscow (Assistant Head / SENCo)
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
11-16 - Secondary

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