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(UK) Kidderminster: 'Much-needed' $6.5M special school; 60 students/25 staff

Aug 4, 2022, The Shuttle: New Kidderminster special educational needs school to be completed by next year https://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/20601994.new-kidderminster-special-educational-needs-school-completed-next-year/

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A NEW special educational needs school in Kidderminster is on track to be completed by next year.

The 5.4-million-pound [$6.5M] Unity Academy is set to accommodate 60 pupils aged between four and 11 years old who have Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs….

Lee Connolly, head of project design and engineering for Portakabin, said: “Unity Academy will provide a much-needed specialist resource for primary school children in the local community….

Around 25 members of staff will be employed at the school which will be operated by The Rivers C of E Academy Trust.

Kate Brunt, CEO of The Rivers CofE Academy Trust, said: “This is an exciting project, and we are looking forward to working with local schools to ensure that the needs of our most vulnerable pupils are met.”…

Councillor Tracey Onslow, cabinet member with responsibility for education at Worcestershire County Council said, “We are happy to see that plans have been thoughtfully designed to meet the unique needs of the children that will be learning there.

“These facilities will help with improving the experiences of children and young people and we are pleased to see work progressing.”

Lee Connolly, head of project design and engineering for Portakabin, said: “Unity Academy will provide a much-needed specialist resource for primary school children in the local community.

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