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(UK) Govt adds $3.1B for SPED; W. Berkshire get new special school

Oct 2, 2023, Newbury, England: New school for vulnerable children opens in Theale

S. England

A new school for children unable to enter mainstream education has opened in West Berkshire.

Haywards Farm School, in Theale, held its open day on Friday, September 29 from 2pm until 4pm.

The new school — opened to combat the shortage of specialist schools — provides a bespoke learning environment for children with conditions such as autism, attention deficit and hyperactive disorders, cognitive brain delay and trauma.

The school is run by Amegreen, which provides children’s homes across Berkshire and Hampshire….

In addition, the Government has announced it will be investing £2.6 billion [$3.1B] to fund new places and improve existing provisions between 2022 and 2025.

Headteacher at Haywards Farm School, Alex Wash, said: “To be the headteacher of such a forward-thinking, nurturing therapeutic primary school is a real privilege….


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