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(UK) Govt to build 60 MORE SPECIAL SCHOOLS/4,500 new school places

Jun 10, 2022, Coventry Live: Coventry to be 'prioritised' for new school places

W. Midlands

Coventry is to be 'prioritised' for new school places under a Government scheme to boost pupils' grades. The Department for Education (DfE) has unveiled 55 'education investment areas' where pupils are not routinely achieving what is expected.

Coventry has been named as one of those areas and is now in line to be 'prioritised' in a programme that will create more school places. Across the nation, the DfE wants to build 75 new schools - including 15 mainstream schools - and create 14,000 new school places....

The first wave of new schools, around 60 special schools and alternative provision schools, will begin opening across England from September 2025. This will create around 4,500 new school places, the Government says,

The new alternative provision (AP) schools will help keep children who have been excluded, or are at risk of exclusion, in the education system. It will also offer support for their behaviour and mental health.

DfE bosses hope the new proposals will boost average attainment in both English and maths. They say it will help invest and focus on areas 'left behind' in the current system....

...From mainstream education which can provide for every need, to specialist teachers and equipment in tailored settings, our new schools across the country will continue to make sure that every child, in every corner of the country, gets the support they need to succeed.”


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