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(UK) Luton: New special school for 112 students/70 staff planned

May 31, 2024, Luton Today: New special educational needs school in Luton given green light by council

Plans for a new special educational needs (SEN) to meet the above average local demand in Luton has been approved by the council’s planning committee.

A new 112-pupil SEN secondary school in Luton will help meet the greater local demand for such provision than the national average, a meeting heard. . . .

 “The new school will be largely two-storey,” he said. “It would cater for 112 pupils and 70 staff. . . .

 “The council has a need for more education facilities and an even greater requirement for special educational needs provision. There’s a higher than average demand in respect of special needs pupils. Nationally it’s 34.9 per cent, while in Luton 45 per cent.” . . .

Labour Farley councillor Dave Taylor, who chairs the committee, said: “We should welcome this application for such a secondary school, which is much-needed in the town.”

Councillors unanimously approved the development.


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