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(UK) Andover: 'Pleasure' to visit expanded expanded special school

Sept 23, 2023, Andover Advertiser: Andover special school Mark Way celebrates work completion

S. England

A SPECIAL school in Andover has marked the successful conclusion of significant building works worth £2.6m [$3.2M].

The Mark Way School has expanded its capacity by 20 additional places for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Cllr Edward Heron, Hampshire County Council’s executive lead member for children’s services, recently joined school staff for a special reception to commemorate the completion of the construction project.

He said: “It was a pleasure to visit The Mark Way School and to see the many excellent improvements that have been made.

"Hampshire, as with other local authorities nationally, continues to see exceptionally high demand for special school places. Our £2.6m investment in The Mark Way School has created 20 additional places – all of them vitally needed – that will help more children to access the specialist support they require….

"It has also improved the overall learning environment so that all pupils here can continue to enjoy high-quality school facilities that are fit for purpose and meet their needs.”

The Mark Way School teaches young people aged 11-16 with moderate learning difficulties. The recent expansion, completed in May 2023, has bolstered the school's capacity from 82 to 102 pupils….


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