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(UK) Portsmouth to have SPED school to teach children with autism

July 27, 2017, BBC: Portsmouth special school academy wins funding http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-40743642 The new academy will be built alongside Redwood Park School A new special school academy is to open in Portsmouth in 2020 after a successful bid for government funding. The academy will teach 40 children with autism, social communication difficulties, associated challenging behaviour and sensory needs. It will have eight junior places, 24 secondary and eight for post-16s. Portsmouth education councillor Hannah Hockaday said the school would have a "massive impact on the availability and choice of school places for children with special educational needs and disabilities".