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(UK) Newbury Park applies for one of 29 new autism schools in England; to serve 64 students

April 12, 2019, Ilford Recorder: New special educational needs school could be built in Newbury Park https://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/education/hatchside-school-for-special-educational-needs-children-1-5993731 A new special educational needs school for up to 64 pupils may be built in Newbury Park if a planning application is green lit. The secretary of state for education has submitted an application to demolish a disused canteen at William Torbitt Primary School, in Eastern Avenue, and replace it with a special educational needs and disability (SEND) facility for children aged two to seven…. “[It] will cater for pupils with severe learning difficulties and a range of complex needs including autism spectrum disorders, social, emotional mental health (SEMH) communication difficulties and medical needs,” according to planning documents….