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(UK) Norfolk: Plans for new SPED school because of autism needs

July 17, 2019, Eastern Daily Press: New school proposed at site which cricket club wants to expand on https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/education/school-for-children-with-autism-planned-for-fakenham-1-6165993 Plans for a new school for children with special educational needs have been announced - hours after a town's cricket club renewed its campaign to expand on to the same site. As part of a £120 million [$150M U.S.] investment to create 500 new SEN places in Norfolk, the county council wants to build a school on the former Fakenham Sixth Form site, off Highfield Road. Norfolk County Council's cabinet member for children's services John Fisher, said: "Creating a new school on this site would bring us closer to our ambition of all children in Norfolk getting a good education, and for them to go to school as close to where they live as possible. "A new school here would help reduce the need for many children with autism in North Norfolk to travel very long distances to get to their school. … "It would also take pressure off those specialist schools and resource bases elsewhere in the county that are already doing such a great job in the face of ever-growing demand."…