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(UK) Salford: Special school to add 60 more places; Mayor: 'This is really good news'

June 9, 2021, Manchester Evening News: Salford special needs school to permanently expand in September due to demand

Western England Plans to permanently expand a specialist educational needs primary school in Salford have been given the green light to go ahead in the next academic year. Starting from September, Springwood Primary School will have 60 additional places for pupils, taking its total capacity to 300 across two sites in Salford. It comes as a response to a rise in demand for this type of specialist education. The primary school, based in Barton Road, Swinton, is the only one of its kind in the city, catering for children with complex needs from nursery to Year 6…. Salford mayor Paul Dennett said the council is keen to 'get on with expansion'. He said: "This is really good news for the city and further demonstrates our commitment to providing facilities for young people with special educational needs and disabilities."… It provides specialist education for children with complex needs including profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties, communication and interaction needs, autism, hearing impairment, other difficulty and disability, specific learning difficulty and visual impairment….


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