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(UK) Lancashire: Council wants new special school; kids with social/emotional/mental health issues

Sept 20, 2022, Lancaster Guardian: Public meeting to be held on plans for new Lancaster school https://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/education/public-meeting-to-be-held-on-plans-for-new-lancaster-school-3848496

NW England

Lancashire County Council wants to develop a new school for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
There are currently no primary special schools for children with such needs in the Lancaster and Morecambe area.

If given the green light, the school would open in September 2023 at the former Firbank Children's Centre in Firbank Road.

The public meeting will be held to discuss the plans for a 54-place school on Wednesday October 12 at 4pm at the Firbank Children's Centre….

It is hoped that it would benefit youngsters between the ages of five and 11 who live in the north of the region and currently attend independent or non-maintained special schools.

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet gave the go-ahead to starting the process of establishing the school, which would have to be a free school academy under government rules….