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(UK) Lancashire: "Exciting proposals" for 30 additional special places; "particular demand"

Nov 18, 2021, In Your Area: Extra SEND places announced for Lancashire School

NW England The exciting proposals were developed by the County Council after a demand was identified for special school places for children and young people with learning difficulties. An announcement has been made by Lancashire County Council revealing plans to boost school places for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Thornton-Cleveleys. Proposals to expand provisions for children at Red Marsh School in Thornton-Cleveleys have been approved by Lancashire County Council's cabinet. The move will see the creation of up to 30 additional SEND places at Red Marsh School, an outstanding special school for pupils with generic learning difficulties. At a Cabinet meeting the go-ahead was given to create three additional classes on a separate 'satellite' site that is co-located with Northfold Community Primary School, a mainstream primary. The proposals come off the back of a series of formal consultations run over the summer, which identified a particular demand for special school places for children and young people with learning difficulties in the Fleetwood/Lytham St Anne's area. The review led to a series of exciting proposals being developed by the County Council, with the Red Marsh plans being developed at pace to ensure the places are ready by January 2022…. "The children from Red Marsh will have the specialist support they need, while also having more inclusive opportunities….


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