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(UK) Salisbury: New autism school for 150 to open in 2023

Oct 15, 2021, Salisbury Journal: Plans for special educational needs school in Salisbury

S. central England A NEW school in Salisbury for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) hopes to open in autumn 2023. SAIL Academy will provide 150 places for children and young people with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) and for those with social and emotional and mental health needs (SEMH)…. Jon Hamp, Reach South director for individual needs, said: “I am extremely proud of the work that we are doing to get this new school off the ground. Our hope is that this new school will create a sense of positivity and possibility – something that we all need right now. “This will be a great project for Salisbury - and it will be a great school of which we can all be proud. We are working closely together with our colleagues in Wiltshire Council and the Department for Education to bring our exciting vision to reality, and look forward to being able to open our doors in September 2023.”… "We will work with partners over forthcoming months to finalise indicative timescales for the school opening date and continue to prioritise the needs of the children to deliver them the educational opportunities and support they deserve”. Cllr Jane Davies, the Cabinet Member for SEND at Wiltshire Council, added: “We have a wider long term plan to ensure we have sufficient places across Wiltshire for children and young people with SEND. We are working closely with our partners on this important work for the south to ensure we can have the school opened and ready for learners with SEND.”


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