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(UK) Blyth: 80 place autism school approved; 'there is a clear need'

July 8, 2022, Chronicle: New 80-place special needs school to be built in Blyth on site of demolished Princess Louise First School https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/new-80-place-special-needs-24441163

NE England

The newly-approved Gilbert Ward Academy will provide 80 places for pupils aged 11 to 16 with autism and social, emotional and mental health needs.
A new special needs school will be built in Blyth, after plans were given the green light by county planning chiefs.

The new Gilbert Ward Academy will provide 80 places for pupils aged 11 to 16 with autism and social, emotional and mental health needs. It will be built on the site of the demolished Princess Louise First School, in Princess Louise Road, which has lain vacant since 2016 and was described as an “eyesore” this week…..

…Isabella ward councillor Anna Watson said: “There is a clear need in Northumberland for this type of school. I think it is a real benefit to the area in Blyth….

The planned Gilbert Ward Academy in Blyth

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