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Our School

Wyre Forest School (WFS) opened in September 2011 following the closure of two Kidderminster special schools; Blakebrook and Stourminster. We moved into our brand new building Easter 2015

Our School


Welcome to Wyre Forest School. We are a broad spectrum special needs school for children aged 3 to 19. We also have Russell House, a 16-bed weekly residential unit. We have only been in our building since April 2015. Previous to this the school was on two sites following the Wyre Forest restructuring in 2011 (Bewdley Road site, formerly Blakebrook, and Comberton Road site, formerly Stourminster).

We share our campus with St John's Church of England School and Baxter College. Our Early Years Hub includes a Nursery Assessment Class, which can take up to 25 children. We have a state-of-the-art science lab housed within Baxter College. We also have a vocational hub and a Sixth Form which prepares children for life after school. Offsite we run the award-winning Blossom Tree Café in Springfield Park.

Our vision is to truly ensure that we meet the individual needs of all children at WFS and prepare them for adulthood.

At our school We Foster Success by providing a safe, happy environment in which all pupils can develop and achieve.

We work tirelessly to meet the needs of all the children, so they develop and progress academically, socially, emotionally and physically. Our values of enthusiasm, resilience, honesty, teamwork and trust shine out from all that we do. We have an exciting curriculum which is broad and balanced and make the use of our specialist facilities; including soft play, dark room, sensory rooms, vocational hub, hydropool, gym and riding for the disabled. We are also a communication specialist school and use sign-a-long, PECS and communication passports. We are passionate about the benefits of outdoor education from Forest Schools and The John Muir Award, to outdoor pursuits, working the land and exploring the Wyre Forest. This work is crucial in building emotional resilience, team work and independence.  

Please look at our website and revisit it regularly as there is always something happening!

Above all, we are a happy school where staff and pupils want to be, to challenge and develop on a daily basis.

Visitors always comment on how warm and friendly our school is and what amazing relationships staff have with the pupils and each other – we call it our Wyre Forest Family.

Please look at the questionnaire results below to see what our parents think about our school.

Mrs Rebecca Garratt