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(UK) Chippenham: More SPED places needed

May 24, 2018, (UK) Gazette and Herald: Proposed changes to St Nicholas special school concern parents http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/16248587.Proposed_changes_St_Nicholas_special_school_concern_parents/ CONCERNED parents of pupils at a special school in Chippenham for children with disabilities facing closure say the move would affect the wellbeing of their children. Wiltshire Council announced last week around 220 extra places for children with special education needs are needed by 2026. To create these extra places, it proposed three potential changes to St Nicholas’ in Chippenham, Larkrise in Trowbridge and Rowdeford School near Devizes. The council said it could either create one large hub, keep two schools open, possibly on new sites, or continue running all three schools where they are. …