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(UK) Bolton: Autism school for over 100 students to open this fall

May 9, 2024, Bolton News : New school to open at old Breightmet Centre for Autism site

NW England

An abandoned  centre for people with autism is set to be reopened again as a school under new management.

The Breightmet Autism Centre, on Milnthorpe Road was ordered to close in June last year after inspectors discovered a catalogue of failings.

But now a new, and highly rated organisation, is set to open a specialist school for more than 100 youngsters with autism and associated conditions at the site this autumn. . . .

He added: “Confirmation that the building will reopen as an autism centre, run by Birchwood Children' Services, has put these irresponsible rumours to bed.

“Birchwood's other specialist school is rated Good by Ofsted and so they are a reputable provider of these types of services. . . .

But hopes are now much higher for the new Birchwood Children’s Services run centre, which will provide spaces for more than 100 young people from the ages of five to 18.

A statement by Birchwood Children's Services said: "Our goal is to help each child find their voice, develop their own talents and be confident. . . . 


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