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Northamptonshire: Council project to add 75 special ed places

Sept 14, 2023, Northants: Northamptonshire school's plans for 45-place SEND unit for children with autism West Northamptonshire Council will also discuss proposals on the outcome of a care home in next weeks cabinet meeting


West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) members will meet next week to consider plans to open a new 45-place unit for children with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) at a Northamptonshire school. The cabinet will discuss proposals for the second phase of the Hunsbury Park Primary scheme, to provide more places for children with special educational needs.

Phase one of this plan was completed in September last year and saw the first 20 places open to children. However, they were faced with construction constraints that were set to cause significant delays to the project.

The council said it has consulted parents, carers, residents and other stakeholders over plans to relocate the second phase of the scheme to Chiltern Primary School, about two miles away from the Hunsbury Park Primary School site.

The proposal would accommodate children with ASC in a supported school place that meets their needs, as part of building improvement works progressing at the Chiltern school site for the benefit of all pupils…

This would increase the total of number of SEND places across the two phases of the project from 50 to 75. Cllr Fiona Baker is the Cabinet Member for Children, Families, Education and Skills at WNC….

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