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(UK) Kirklees: 2 special schools to be rebuilt to handle "growing demand"

Oct 5, 2021, Kirklees Together: Massive Investment Confirmed For Supporting Vulnerable Children

Central England Vulnerable children across Kirklees are to benefit from £36million [$49M] of spending on state-of-the-art school facilities. The massive council investment, which has been approved by members of Cabinet, means two existing schools will be rebuilt and relocated to support pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Woodley School and College caters for children and young people with Communication and Interaction/Autism Needs and will move to a site in Almondbury. Meanwhile, Joseph Norton Academy caters for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties and will move to Deighton. Both schools will also increase their pupil numbers, helping to meet the growing demand for special school places. Cllr Carole Pattison, Cabinet member for Learning, Aspiration and Communities, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that these proposals can now move forward. This is an amazing opportunity to provide brand-new school facilities and improve young lives for many years to come….


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