More About Us

emmaWe value every child as an individual and cater for personal learning styles in our teaching methods. Our curriculum is dyslexia friendly, creative and varied. Our cross curricular programme includes teaching social, communication and language needs including English as an Additional Language (EAL), emotional intelligence, motor skills and citizenship skills as well as delivering every area of the National Curriculum including swimming and sport.

Birtley House School follows a broadly Christian ethos and welcomes pupils of all faiths.

We have three classes (Infants – Hedgehog Class, Lower Junior – Otters Class, Upper Junior – Moles Class). Classes are small (between 6 & 12 pupils) and many lessons make use of our beautiful grounds. We work closely with parents to encourage pupils to develop their strengths whilst working towards challenging but achievable targets in their areas of need. See ‘Fees’ page for details on the included additional support. See ‘About Us’ page for more details on teaching methods and what we offer.

Our School Aims:

  • To be happy
  • To keep safe
  • To always do the best we can
  • To look after each other and our pets
  • To be proud of ourselves

British Values

Birtley House School promotes the fundamental British Values of Democracy, Law, Liberty and Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.  We do this through:

  • PSHE, Citizenship and RE Lessons
  • Community visits/events
  • Visitors to school
  • Relax Kids sessions (teaching tolerance, understanding and respect)
  • Classroom displays
  • Clear behaviour strategies (based on Restorative Practices)
  • Shared school values embedded in school and class rules
  • Community Cohesion with local places of worship and schools

Please feel free to contact us for a visit or to discuss your child’s individual needs. Listed below are the convenient times to meet with our Senior Manangment Team and have a tour of our school: Visit Times (by appointment):

Head Teacher – Available on these days – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings

SENCO – Wednesday

We look forward to welcoming you here at Birtley House.

Emma Sillitoe

Headteacher