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(UK) Andover: Special school gets $3M to expand; 'to meet growing demand'

Mar 2, 2022, Planet Radio: [Special] School in Andover receives £2.2m ($3M) for expansion plan

S. central England Hampshire County Council has agreed to invest £2.2 million [$3M] to expand The Mark Way School in Andover, with work expected to begin this spring. Designed by Hampshire County Council Property Services, the scheme will deliver two new classrooms, some internal refurbishments and external upgrades and will enable the school to provide a further 20 places. This will take its existing 82 places up to 102 with effect from September 2023. Councillor Roz Chadd, Executive Lead Member for Children’s Services at the County Council, commented: “We’re immensely proud of the excellent offering we provide for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. We know there is always further to go to meet growing demand and this will create vital additional learning spaces, reducing the need for expensive independent provision and supporting greater cost-effectiveness in the long-term. To this end, I am pleased to agree the expansion of The Mark Way School.” The Mark Way School provides education for 11- to 16-year-olds with Moderate Learning Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Conditions and moderate hearing and or visual impairments. …


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