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(UK) Bury: Special school to add 50 places for "very complex"/"severe" learning needs

Dec 5, 2022, Bury Times: Plans for more places at Radcliffe special school set to be approved

N. England

The council is expected to approve a plan to provide an extra 50 places at a Radcliffe special school.

Plans to extend Millwood School will provide places more young people with special educational needs.

Millwood is a primary special school for pupils aged 2-11 with very complex medical needs, severe learning difficulties and delays, autism, challenging behaviour, epilepsy, communication difficulties and sensory and multi-sensory impairments…

Due to increased demand for specialist provision, additional capacity was created in 2019 through a small extension, and now has 161 pupils on roll.

However, continuing demand pressures means that further additional specialist capacity must be provided.

Work to repair the roof over the hydrotherapy pool started in May this year and is expected to complete by the end of this month….

Cllr Lucy Smith, cabinet member for children and young people at the council, said: “We have developed ambitious plans to transform our arrangements in respect of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

“This includes an extensive programme to deliver increased capacity of high quality, local specialist provision.

“There is a shortage of maintained specialist provision in Bury to meet the needs of our population, and this proposal will help to address that.”


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