Nov 8, 2019, Bournemouth Daily Echo: Portfield School opens new building https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/18025727.portfield-school-opens-new-building/ PUPILS and staff at a specialist school are celebrating the official opening of a new building providing much-needed places to children with autism. Christchurch-based Portfield School and nursery, which is run by charity Autism Wessex, opened new facilities to meet a growing demand from the local community. The project means the school’s capacity can grow from 69 students to 86…. “We are delighted to be able to increase our educational provision to children and families affected by autism…. “These buildings will provide modern, fit-for-purpose learning environment for students for many years to come,” Siún added.