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(UK) Gloucester to open $13M school for 75 with social/emotional/mental health/autism needs

July 29, 2021, GloucesterLive: First look at £9.5M [$13.3M] Gloucester school

SW England Work has started on a £9.5 million special school in Brockworth. The school, which is due to open on Mill Lane in September next year, will mainly be for children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. However, it will also support children with autism, as well as children with speech, language and communication needs. It is expected there will be 75 places for children aged 11-16.\ Currently, children with these educational needs have to travel out of the county or go to independent schools…. Because children in Gloucestershire will now be educated closer to home, the council estimates it could save almost £2 million [$3M] each year in placement and transport costs…. The trust has extensive experience in supporting children with these specific special needs and delivering high quality education. Currently it educates 500 students aged five to 18 and employs 315 staff, including teachers, speech and language therapists, educational psychologists and social workers….


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