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(UK) Gloucester: New $11M special school for autism/social emotional needs

Oct 5, 2022, Gloucestershire Live: New £9.5million [$11M] special school in Brockworth opens its doors https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/new-95million-special-school-brockworth-7662121

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A new £9.5million [$11M] special school that supports children with a range of needs is now open.

Brook Academy, based in Brockworth, can accommodate up look after up to 80 children aged 11 to 16 with social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) needs. It can also support children with autism and speech, language and communication needs. … Cllr Philip Robinson, Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “I am delighted by the news that Brook Academy is now open and young people attending the school will be able to learn in an environment designed to meet their needs….

"It’s great to see a specialist school of this type is now open in Gloucestershire as part of the council’s wider plan to create more specialist school places in the county. I wish all the pupils starting this year well and hope they are enjoying the new facilities.”

Robyn-Lee Gibb, Headteacher at Brook Academy, added: “We are excited to welcome pupils into this fantastic new facility. Not only does the building provide excellent learning environments, but there are outstanding sporting and vocational spaces too….

George Hall, EG Carter Contracts Manager; Cllr Philip Robinson, cabinet member for education at Gloucestershire County Council; Robyn-Lee Gibb, Headteacher at Brook Academy; Stephen Bradshaw, Interim CEO of the academy trust; Clare Medland, Head of Universal Commissioning at Gloucestershire County Council (Image: Clint Randall www.pixelphotography.co.uk)