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(UK) Hertfordshire: 'WE ARE DELIGHTED' to get new special needs school

Mar 20, 2019, Welwyn Harfield Times: New special free school to be opened in Welwyn Garden City https://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/education/new-special-education-school-in-wgc-1-5948707 The Department for Education has announced thousands of new school places will be created across the UK for pupils requiring additional educational support. Every region in the country will benefit from a new school, with 37 special free schools and two alternative provision free schools to be funded, creating almost 3,500 school places. With the plan still in its very early stages, the location of the new school in Welwyn Garden City is yet to be determined. Hertfordshire Country Council cabinet member for education, libraries and localism Terry Douris said: “We are delighted to hear that children with special educational needs will be benefiting from this new free school planned for Welwyn Garden City. “This will increase the preferences for parents while providing much-needed specialist support and education for pupils with complex needs such as autism, severe learning difficulties or mental health conditions.” …