(UK) New Addington: New school "to meet the growing need for special education"

April 30, 2018, (UK) Croydon Advertiser: Oversubscribed special needs school in Wallington applies to build temporary classrooms An oversubscribed special needs school could get some short-term relief if a temporary planning application is successful.. … It is run by the Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust and currently has more than 200 pupils between seven and 18 years old. Earlier this month it was announced that the trust will open a free school for 246 pupils in New Addington with funding from the Department for Education. … Mr Watkins said: “A proposed relocation of the school to a new larger building under the free school programme is anticipated from December 2020 to meet the growing need for special education provision in the local area, increasing student numbers to 246.