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(UK) Blackpool: A new special school for 48; 'It has been ...exciting'

July 28, 2020, Blackpool Gazette: Take a look inside Blackpool's new special school as building work is finally completed NW Coast of England A new Blackpool school aimed at providing unique opportunities for children who struggled in mainstream education is about to open its doors. The Lotus School on Langdale Road at Mereside was granted planning permission in December 2018, with work beginning in June last year…. Head teacher Rachel Kenworthy said: "It has been a busy and exciting few months as we have been making preparations for the opening of the school in September. All the staff are keen to meet the first cohort of students, who will play a key role in the school's development…. The Lotus School will provide education to up to 48 children aged 10 to 16 who have an Education, Health and Care plan for Social, Emotional and Mental Health. As well as generic classrooms, the school has been fitted with sensory rooms and a life skills flat to provide specialist support to those who need it. …


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