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(UK) Northants: New 252 place autism school approved; 'desperate need'

Jan 25, 2024, BBC News: New Northamptonshire SEND school Tiffield Academy set to open in 2025

E. Midlands

A new school for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) has been approved.

West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) backed plans for a facility in the old St John's Centre, Tiffield, which would open in September 2025 with 252 places.

Tiffield Academy would educate students on the autistic spectrum and those with severe learning difficulties.

Fiona Baker, from WNC, said there was a "desperate need" for the specialist education facility….

Children aged four to 18 would be eligible to attend the academy and use the specialist classrooms and facilities.


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