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(UK) Chelmsford: Plans made for two new special schools for 134 students

June 27, 2021, (UK) Chelmsford and Mid Essex Times: £15m [$21M U.S.] plans for two new special schools in Chelmsford approved SE England

PLANNING applications for two new schools for children with additional needs have been approved. Chelmsford Council has rubber stamped the Department of Education's proposals to create the new schools at the former St Peter’s School in Fox Crescent. The special schools – one providing 70 places for children aged seven to 16 with autism and another providing 64 places for children with social, emotional and mental health needs – will be delivered by Essex County Council but paid for directly by the Department for Education, that has already agreed to the funding…. The rest of the land on the site is set to be used for a residential development, which will be subject to separate plans. A report prepared by Chelmsford Council's planning department for the 70 space school says: "The proposal relates to the construction of a Special Educational Needs Disabilities school (SEND) with provision for complex autistic needs and associated residential accommodation to support pupils, to be known as Hawthorns academy"….


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