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(UK) Elland: New special school for "complex needs"

Oct 1, 2023, Halifax Courier: New college for SEN young people being planned in Elland A Calderdale school hopes to convert units in Elland into a college building for children with special educational needs.

NW England

The Smith Foundation – trustees of Brighouse-based William Henry Smith School and Sixth Form, which works with children and young people who have social, emotional and mental health challenges – hopes to get permission from Calderdale Council to change the use of the buildings at Fordsall House, Huddersfield Road, Elland….

Northern Transport Planning Ltd say in the statements that the building will be used as a special educational needs (SEN) college, operated by the William Henry Smith School, with an estimated six students and six members of staff, if permission to make the changes is given. …

“The proposal involves the reuse of these vacant, former Class E units as part of The Smith Foundation’s bespoke education support and tuition catering for complex needs, who have proved too difficult to place in formal educational provision,” says the application.


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