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(UK) Leicester: Mansion may be special school for 60 students/50 staff

Nov 19, 2022, Leicester Mercury: Hinckley mansion could become school for children with special needs https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/hinckley-mansion-could-become-school-7837397

A Leicestershire mansion could be turned into a school for children with special educational needs. Stretton House, between Hinckley and Burbage, is the subject of new plans submitted to Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council by the Witherslack Group, described as the UK’s leading provider of specialist education and care for children with a range of special needs.

If approved, the school would provide spaces for 60 pupils aged between five and 11 years old, while 40 full-time and 10 part-time staff would be needed to run it. …

Witherslack Group describes itself as ‘the UK’s leading provider of specialist education and care for children and young people with a range of special needs, including communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions, Asperger’s Syndrome, speech, language and communication needs) and complex learning needs’.

It operates 29 schools, 24 children’s homes, three vocational training centres and seven integrated children’s homes and learning centre facilities….

Stretton House near Hinckley