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(UK) Hampden Park: 'Very exciting'; construction on special school for 135 underway

Nov 19, 2021, Eastbourne Herald: Site of Hampden Park special needs school hits key milestone

SE England On Thursday, November 11, Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell attended a steel signing ceremony to celebrate the progress that’s been made at the Summerdown SEN School, which is currently under construction. Other guests who joined Mrs Ansell at the ceremony included the executive head teacher of Southfield Trust, Remo Palladino, and Morgan Sindall Construction’s area director Guy Hannell - as well as staff and students…. Summerdown, which is expected to open in the autumn of 2022, will create 135 local school places for children aged five–16 with autism, complex learning and medical needs…. The site is being delivered for the Department of Education (DfE) and will be managed by the Southfield Trust on behalf of East Sussex County Council. Mrs Ansell said, “To see this brand-new SEN school for our town up out of the ground and making such progress is very exciting. “This is a big investment in education in Eastbourne and I am proud to have been involved when it was first put to ministers, and now to attend the steel signing ceremony. “I was impressed with the construction work taking place, but I can’t wait for it to be finished and see the first new pupils going through its doors. These places are vital in the campaign to give every child the best life chances.” Mr Hannell, from Morgan Sindall Construction, said, “We’re really proud to be hosting MP Caroline Ansell amongst some of our other special guests at the Summerdown School project…. “At Morgan Sindall Construction, we’re committed to supporting the local area as much as possible, including through the use of local suppliers, tradesmen and recruitment.”


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