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(UK) Cheshire to get new SPECIAL SCHOOL with "particular focus on autism"

Aug 13, 2019, Cheshire Live: Work begins on new special needs school to open in Chester's Abbey Square https://www.cheshire-live.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/work-begins-new-special-needs-16748179 Independent school with accommodation will have a particular focus on autism Work has started to transform empty buildings in Chester ’s historic Abbey Square into a place of learning for children with special needs. … That was after the cathedral in partnership with Special Needs Care (SNC) Ltd gained planning and listed building consent to convert the adjacent premises into a school for 75 pupils. … An Abbey School Limited spokesperson said: “We are developing a school for exceptional children that aims to be the very best of its kind in the United Kingdom. “Our school is for children and young persons aged 4-19 years, with a diagnosis of autism and/or global developmental delay, who may display behaviour of concern or behaviour that challenges families and services. … “We will meet the needs of our pupils in grade II listed buildings located in the heart of historic Chester, Abbey Square. Together, we are challenging the market for pupils with special educational needs.” The same company, in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council , already runs a residential and day care centre at Abbey Square for adults with special educational and behavioural needs. …