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(UK) Newark: New special school for 140; expected to grow to 170 places

January 10, 2021, Newark Advertiser: Newark: New Orchard School opens on London Road, Balderton https://www.newarkadvertiser.co.uk/news/youngsters-in-special-needs-education-move-into-school-they-can-be-proud-of-9147879/
Central England
Youngsters in special needs education have moved into a school they can be proud of. A new state-of-the-art Orchard School has opened its doors on London Road, Balderton, spelling a new chapter for a school once considered the worst in Nottinghamshire in terms of the fabric of its buildings. … However, such issues are now a thing of the past following the £12m project led by Nottinghamshire County Council, which provided much of the money. … “We managed to get the money together because we wanted Newark to be provided with a school that wasn’t just fit for purpose but state-of-the-art and a school that had the opportunity to grow. “The Orchard now has places for 140 young people, but could be expanded to 170 ¬— places I am sure will be needed in the future.