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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 the amazing Russell House, a 16-bed weekly residential unit. We have only been in our fabulous purpose built 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 has children from both Wyre Forest and St John's – working and playing alongside each other and the Nursery Assessment Unit, 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 can take up to 25 students and prepares them for life after school.

Our vision is to be not just outstanding but extraordinary!

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, swimming pool, 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, 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.

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

Mrs Rebecca Garratt