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(UK) S. Yorkshire: New special school to meet 'increasing demand'; 24 students/12 staff

Jan 17, 2023,The Star: Former South Yorkshire youth centre to be converted into school for youngsters with special educational needs and disabilities A former youth centre is set to be converted into a school for youngsters with special educational needs and disabilities in a bid to meet ‘increasing demand’ https://www.thestar.co.uk/education/former-south-yorkshire-youth-centre-to-be-converted-into-school-for-youngsters-with-special-educational-needs-and-disabilities-3989856

N. England

The former Worsbrough Youth Centre is presently vacant, and the applicants have proposed to convert it into a school which would cater for 24 11 to 14 year olds with SEND autism, communication and interaction needs….

Twelve full time staff members will be employed, including a headteacher and assistant headteacher, three full time teachers, administrators and teaching assistants.

Planning documents drawn up by applicants Nexus Multi Academy Trust state that “It is essential that children and young people with SEND do not have to travel out of the borough to have their educational needs met”….

“The development of these places will ensure that these children and young people are not placed in high-cost special school settings or out of borough.


The former Worsbrough Youth Centre is presently vacant, and the applicants have proposed to convert it into a school which would cater for 24 11 to 14 year olds with SEND autism, communication and interaction needs.

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