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(UK) Peterborough: $9.2M SPED expansion; "more complex needs"

Feb 22, 2022, Peterborough Telegraph: Work starts on £6.8m [$9.2M] expansion of Peterborough special school https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/education/work-starts-on-ps68m-expansion-of-peterborough-special-school-3581012

E. England Work has begun on a £6.8 million [$9.2M] expansion and upgrade at a Peterborough special school The work at Heltwate School - which is a mixed, special school catering for pupils aged 5 to 19 with moderate to severe learning difficulties and additional medical needs - will see a range of facilities improved, and more space created. … As part of the adopted SEND strategy, special schools are increasingly being asked to provide places for children with more complex needs. Additional facilities are required to ensure there is appropriate accommodation to support the children at the Heltwate site. Cllr Lynne Ayres, Peterborough City Council cabinet member for children’s services, education, skills and the university, said: “I am delighted that work on the programme of essential improvements at Heltwate School has started. The need for special school places in Peterborough is constantly increasing and it is our duty to provide appropriate and imaginative accommodation to enable these young people to thrive.”


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