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(UK)Dorset to have new school for autistic students

Dec 20, 2018, Dorset Echo: Plans for new school on former Bovington Middle School site https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/17308785.plans-for-new-school-on-former-bovington-middle-school-site/ Plans for a new school for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) were put before members of the public. The Harbour School will be a new free special school situated on the former Bovington Middle School site in Cologne Road…. The Harbour School will meet the needs of children with autism and social, emotional and mental health needs, from the ages of 10 to 19. At full capacity, the completed school will be able to accommodate 160 pupils and will employ at least 80 members of staff. Dorset County Council, along with Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole councils, has “significant demand” for additional special school places. Currently, some children require residential provision as their education is provided so far from home. …