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(UK) Northumberland: More special needs children

July 27, 2017, Northumberland (UK) Chronicle: Fresh hope for Morpeth special needs school after council funding boost http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/fresh-hope-morpeth-special-needs-13390578 A cash-strapped special school has been granted more funding for pupils as its future hangs in the balance. The Nunnykirk Centre for Dyslexia, based near Morpeth in Northumberland, is at risk of closure because of a £100,000 shortfall in funding…. Headteacher Barry Frost said it is set to receive £230,000 for the 2017/18 school year, based on the 23 pupils it had two years ago. … But with more than 37 children expected to walk through the gates in September, he fears the school won’t have enough funds to cope. … A council spokesman added: “We have confirmed to the families of existing learners and families making new placement requests that the next year of education at Nunnykirk can be funded, providing the national ESFA continues to offer its support. We sincerely hope Nunnykirk will have a long and stable future, helping a growing number of children. …