June 15, 2021, Bristol Live: New £3m [$4.2M U.S.] special needs school opens in Bristol https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/new-3m-special-needs-school-5528980
SW England A new special school has opened in Bristol, providing school places for children with complex needs. Around 20 children are initially being enrolled as day pupils at Grace Garden School in Canford Park, with more expected when a residential wing is opened up in the next year or two. Grace Garden has been opened by the Gloucestershire-based education charity Ruskin Mill Trust, which has created a school for children aged between nine and 16 with complex needs, including those with a diagnosis of autism and associated learning difficulties…. Ruskin Mill said they had long had the aim of opening a school in Bristol, and the site was perfect for its unique method of practical skills therapeutic education. “I am extremely excited to be leading this new and innovative provision in Bristol,” said new executive principal Francesca Meynell…. The £3 million loan cements a long-standing relationship between Triodos Bank and Ruskin Mill…. The annual fees - paid by local authorities if they agree a child needs to go there, are £65,000 [$91K] for a day pupil.