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(UK) Bromley: Dept of Ed expects more SPED numbers; "demand is only going to grow"

Nov 22, 2018, Bromley News Shopper: Consultation on Cleeve Meadow School for SEN pupils begins https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/17241454.consultation-on-cleeve-meadow-school-for-sen-pupils-begins/ Cleeve Meadow School was given the green light by the Department of Education in May. It will initially provide free, highly specialised education for 50 students aged 11 to 19 when it opens next year, with the number expanded to 120 pupils by 2023. Pupils with moderate learning difficulties, which could include speech and communication difficulties, behavioural difficulties and sensory impairments, will benefit from the specialised teaching and state-of-the-art facilities. … In August, News Shopper reported 267 SEN pupils had already been placed outside of the borough and this demand was only going to grow, according to council documents. …