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(UK) Reading: New special school for 150 okayed; ASD/social, emotional, mental health needs

Sept 13, 2021, Bracknell News: School for SEN pupils in Wokingham and Reading approved https://www.bracknellnews.co.uk/news/19577949.school-sen-pupils-wokingham-reading-approved/

Near London A new school will be built for special needs pupils in Wokingham and Reading after a planning decision despite concerns over air quality. The new institution, Oak Tree School, will have a maximum of 150 places to serve those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs…. Meanwhile, Cllr Sam Akhtar (Conservative, Charvil) asked why the school was not designed larger. Cllr Akhtar said: “I’d hate for this school to be built and then in two years it will be full, and we’re stuck saying we wish we had 250.”…