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(UK) Mansfield: Plans for 160 place special school submitted; 'we’ve got a lot of SEND children'

Dec 5, 2023, Chad: First look at proposed new 160-space SEND school for Mansfield

E. Midlands

Long-awaited plans for a new school for children with special educational needs and disabilities have finally been submitted for a site in Mansfield.
The 160-place school would be built on the site of a former middle school on Ravensdale Street which closed more than 20 years ago.

The initial announcement in March was greeted with excitement by local councillors, who said it would benefit both Mansfield students and economy….

Ravensdale Special School would be open to Nottinghamshire students at key stage two level and above with a variety of social, emotional and mental health difficulties….

“A big SEND school coming to Mansfield will be fantastic for the town and for the children.

“We’ve got a lot of SEND children who come from a lot of different schools so it will also help other schools and the children too.

“Our district, along with Ashfield, has the greatest need for this type of school.

“It’s where more than 40 per cent of children with special needs live, so it really is terrific and life-changing news for local children and parents.”…


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