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(UK) Cheshire East: 2 new special schools; 120 more places

Apr 4, 2023, Northwich Guardian: New school for children with disabilities to be built in Middlewich https://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/news/23431419.new-school-children-disabilities-built-middlewich/

NW England

A NEW school for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is set to be built in Middlewich after a bid from Cheshire East Council.

The successful bid to secure Government backing means the Department for Education will now build two new special schools – one in Middlewich and one in nearby Congleton – which will create 120 places for children and young people from five to 19 years old….

The first school will be located at Cledford House in Middlewich and will provide 60 places for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs.

Currently, around 25 percent of children with an EHCP have this need.

The second school will be located on the Giantswood housing development site in Congleton and will provide 60 places for children and young people with autism spectrum condition.

Around 25 percent of children with an EHCP, also have this need.

Deborah Woodcock, executive director of children’s services at Cheshire East Council, said: “This is great news, as the two schools will provide much needed local places for children and young people with special educational needs.

“Our aim is for all schools to be more inclusive, offering the right support to meet the needs of all children and young people. …

“Both of these are currently overspent due to the increase in demand and lack of local provision. …


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