Dec 30, 2017, (UK) Norwich Eastern Daily Press: Council study explores option of creating complex needs school after primary closes http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/education/norfolk-county-council-explores-creating-complex-needs-school-on-former-alderman-swindell-site-in-great-yarmouth-1-5337964 Under Norfolk County Council plans, Alderman Swindell Primary, on Beresford Road in Great Yarmouth, will shut and merge with nearby North Denes Primary on its Jellicoe Road site. The project has proved divisive - while the new multi-million pound building which will house the newly-combined school has been welcomed, the plans sparked protest and a legal challenge from the Alderman community. … And legal documents relating to the merger reveal that enquiries have been made into the possibility of providing a 100-place school for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). The report said: “On 6 November 2017, the council instructed Norse Property Services to carry out a desk top feasibility site for the Alderman Swindell site, based on the site information already known from the high-level capital programme. … But the possibility of a new complex needs school in Norfolk has been welcomed by many, including county councillor for the area Mick Castle. Rising demand has seen pressure for special school places severely outweigh supply.