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(UK) Barking/Dagenham: New autism school to open; "demand...is growing"

Mar 19, 2020, Barking and Dagenham Post: Town Hall chiefs agree to sell former Dagenham depot to make way for new special school https://www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk/news/education/pondfield-depot-sale-1-6568875 The council has agreed to sell its old depot to make way for a new special school…. Cllr Dominic Twomey, presenting the idea to cabinet chiefs, said: “This is a win, win.”… The site is due to be developed into a special school for pupils with severe learning difficulties and autism…. Cllr Twomey explained that there are “fantastic” special schools in the borough, including Trinity in Dagenham and Riverside Bridge in Barking, but demand for places for children with special educational needs and disabilities is growing.