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(UK) Bury: 80 place autism school coming; 60 place school being proposed

June 24, 2022, Bury Times: New school for 80 students will be built on former Castlebrook secondary site https://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/20234702.new-school-80-students-will-built-former-castlebrook-secondary-site/
NW England A new school for 80 secondary age children is to be built in Bury in the next year.

Planning approval has been granted in the past week for the two-storey SEND school which will be constructed on the site of the former Castlebrook secondary, which was demolished in 2017 and replaced nearby by Unsworth Academy….

The school building, will have general and specialist teaching classrooms, a main hall, dining area and kitchen, a library and offices. Once open the school will employ 40 full time members of staff. the school

“The proposal will provide much needed SEND facilities catering more specifically to children with autism and mild behavioural needs aged 11-16 years.” …
Earlier this month, Bury Council said it was seeking proposals from education trusts to open another new special school in Bury.

That facility would be new 60-place special school, planned to open in September 2025, which will serve pupils between the ages of 11-16 and cater for children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs.

Plans for the school