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(UK) Hampshire: Special ed numbers more than double in six years; schools to expand

April 1, 2022, County council seeks feedback on planned changes to Farnborough schools https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/county-council-seeks-feedback-on-planned-changes-to-farnborough-schools/

'Specialist school places for children with special educational needs and disabilities are high in demand.' Hampshire County Council is seeking feedback from Farnborough residents on plans to make changes at two schools in the town. A consultation on the the proposed expansions of Henry Tyndale School and Pinewood Infant School in Farnborough, as well as Norman Gate School in Andover, is open until Friday, May 6. The changes are aimed at supporting additional places for pupils with special needs. Councillor Roz Chadd, Hampshire County Council’s executive lead member for children’s services, said: “Specialist school places for children with special educational needs and disabilities are high in demand. "Therefore, following the initial phases of consultation, I am pleased to approve statutory consultations on the proposed changes to the three schools.” The proposal for Henry Tyndale School is to create a satellite extension of the school, to be located at the former Park Children’s Centre, Aldershot. The facility would meet the needs of an additional 35 primary aged pupils who are on the autistic spectrum or who have severe learning difficulties. This would take the Henry Tyndale school’s existing 153 places up to 188 from September 2023. The proposal for Norman Gate School, a primary special school for children aged two to 11 with moderate learning difficulties, is to repurpose the school’s existing food technology space into a general teaching classroom, with the food technology space relocated to elsewhere in the school. This would provide accommodation for an additional 12 pupils who are on the autism spectrum or who have moderate learning difficulties…. If the proposals are taken forward, county council believes they will support its commitment to increase provision for children across the county who have special educational needs and disabilities. With the number of education, health and care plans having risen from 5,558 to 12,456 between 2015-16 and November 2021, the county council believes additional places would help to relieve pressures for school places for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.


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