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(UK) Birmingham: Plans for special school; 116 students/84 staff members

Feb 14, 2022, Birmingham Live: First images of new Castle Bromwich SEND school with plan to build within months

Central England

Computer images have been revealed of plans for a new school for children with autism in Castle Bromwich. Building work on the new school, which would cater for up to 116 pupils, is scheduled to start in July if planning approval is granted. The Heights Academy is set to be built on the old Bosworth Infant and Junior School site off Auckland Drive, which was demolished last spring. A website has been set up to gather feedback on the plans before an official application is submitted. It states the school could open in September 2023. The site reads: "The proposal comprises the erection of a new school which will cater for up to 116 pupils, aged seven to 16, in order to meet a shortage of places for junior and secondary age students with an Educational and Health Care Plan for autism specifically, in addition to associated Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs. "Initially, the school will open with 48 pupils across all three key stages, increasing over the years to full capacity in year five. "It is envisaged that there will be 50 staff initially and 84 when at full capacity."


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