(UK) Basingstoke: Plans for 125-place autism school; one of 14 "new special free schools"

April 10, 2018, (UK) Basingstoke Gazette: Catch 22 Multi Academy Trust will sponsor new special free school A NEW 125-place free school for children with autism spectrum disorder and communication needs has taken a step forward. The Department for Education has announced the sponsors for 14 new special free schools for children with additional needs, including children with autism set to be delivered around the country. Catch22 Multi Academy Trust – which already runs five special schools and an alternative provision school – will open the 125-place special school for children aged four to 16 with autism spectrum disorder and social communication needs in Basingstoke. … The sponsorship announcement comes after new figures show that almost 222,000 children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) have had their care reviewed, as part of the government’s introduction of new Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans….