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(UK) Newcastle: Council planning for 192 place ASD school; 'increasing demand'

Feb 12, 2024, CYP News: Council launches consultation over school for children with autism

NE England

Newcastle City Council has taken steps to increase its provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) with plans to establish a new school for children with autism.

The proposed school will be built in Allendale Road in the east of the city and will be able to support 192 children aged between four and 16 years old with a range of abilities and differences associated with autism. . . .

After these steps, a full report will be prepared for the council's cabinet detailing the plans.

A range of specialist facilities and activities to support children's learning and development are planned to be provided at the school, which has been proposed in line with a growth in the number of children diagnosed with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)….

Councillor Nick Kemp, leader of Newcastle City Council, said: “There has been an increasing demand for services that specialise in supporting young people with autism. The creation of this new facility will help address this and ensure more children and young people receive the support they need in an environment where they can thrive.

“These proposals demonstrate our continued commitment to improving services and supporting our children and young people into a successful future.”. . . 



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