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(UK) Oxford: New $16M (U.S.) special school for 108 students to open

Aug 19, 2020, Oxford Mail: New £12m building for SEND school Orion Academy South central England A NEW £12 million school for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is set to be built on the outskirts of Oxford. The school will have capacity for 108 pupils and provide a new home for the Orion Academy…. Plans for the new facility will allow the Orion Academy to more than double its intake of pupils, which currently range from ages 10-16, and increase staff numbers…. “This long-awaited scheme will help produce huge educational benefits for children and young people. “This is another exciting project, delivering on our commitment to provide first class education for the county’s children and young people.” The announcement from the county council comes after the SEND revenue budget was cut by £47,000 on Tuesday…. The Orion Academy is one of six SEND schools in Oxfordshire run by The Gallery Trust.


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