Open days

Are you exploring school or and post 16 college options for a young person or adult (up to 25 years old) who is visually impaired?

WESC Foundation usually holds open days each term.

These days are useful for parents and young people considering WESC Foundation as an option and also for commissioners, teachers and SEN professionals to find out all about WESC services.  These include:

  • the school (5-16) yrs)
  • the college (16+)
  • VI specialist outreach in mainstream or special school and college settings
  • social enterprises and work placements
  • Care (residential and day)  and supported living services for young adults

We are experts in teaching blind or partially sighted children, or children with low vision. Come and meet some of our specialist staff and explore the campus.

About the event

Information about our next Open Day can be found here.

The open day follows a relatively formal programme, and includes a full tour of all our facilities, Q&A time with heads of departments including our VI specialist team, therapy and mobility, research, care and education and our CEO. Plus lunch!

Booking is essential, and we ask that visitors arrive in time for the beginning of the event at 10.00. A full programme will be provided upon receipt of your enquiry.

For more information please call Richard Ellis, head of VI specialist services  on 01392 454288 or email

If you cannot attend the open day, or you would like to visit before then, just contact Richard and we will try and arrange a bespoke visit.