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(UK) Essex special school deals with 'unrelenting demand' for places

July 9, 2019, Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Market Field School set to expand as it faces ‘unrelenting’ demand https://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/17746693.market-field-school-set-expand-faces-unrelenting-demand/ A SPECIAL school dealing with “unrelenting” demand is set to expand to accommodate its growing number of pupils. The pupil roll at Market Field school, in Elmstead Market, has grown by almost 100 since 2014, with 280 pupils expected to fill out its classrooms come September. The school takes on youngsters with moderate learning difficulties and provides specialist education to children with autism. Its glowing reputation is reflected in its three consecutive Outstanding Ofsted reports. But a high standard of education brings with it a sharp rise in demand…. “There is unprecedented demand for spaces which seems unrelenting.”… “I don’t think there is really a school like ours, where we are special school with 280 pupils,” he said. “I think if we look to go beyond that it’s not special anymore….