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(UK) Birmingham: 'Fantastic news'; autism school for 112 to open

Updated: Jul 31, 2022

July 14, 2022, Birmingham Mail: 'Fantastic news' as brand new academy for children to be built near Birmingham


Councillors said the approval of the SEND school was 'very much needed' in the north of Solihull
A brand new academy for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) will be built in Smith’s Wood , it has been announced. The Heights Academy will accommodate a maximum of 116 children aged between 7 and 16 and cater specifically to those with autism…. The school will open with 48 pupils across all three key stages, increasing to 64 in its second year, 80 in its third, 96 in the fourth year, and 112 in the fifth. When the school is at full capacity, up to 84 teaching jobs will be available.

Approval was unanimous and work on the school is set to begin ‘within three years’.

A CGI image of the Heights Academy entrance and car park


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