The Birches Specialist Support School caters for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).  Children who come to The Birches have a variety of cognition and learning difficulties.


We are one of six Specialist Support Schools in Manchester and as such take children mostly from central areas of the district. 


Pupils are referred to The Birches by Manchester Local Authority (LA).  They consult with us on the suitability of our provision to meet the needs of individual pupils.  The majority of pupils have an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan) on admission to The Birches.  Those children who do not have an EHCP may have a Statement from another Local Authority or may be children who have arrived from abroad but who show evidence of having cognition and learning difficulties.  In these cases we will begin the EHCP process on admission to school.


Admission to The Birches School is determined by the Local Authority in consultation with Parents/Carers and the Headteacher.  

For further information, advice and guidance on school admissions or appeals please use the link below.

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Contact us at The Birches Specialist Support Primary School

Main Contact: Adel White
Newholme Road
West Didsbury
M20 2XZ
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