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(UK) Scarborough: "Strong demand" for special school places

Jan 19, 2022, Scarborough News: Consultation to consider making Brompton Hall School a co-educational day school https://www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk/news/people/consultation-to-consider-making-brompton-hall-school-a-co-educational-day-school-3534011

NE England A public consultation has been proposed on offering daytime education at a residential special school to a broader range of pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs and making it co-educational. Brompton Hall School, near Scarborough, currently offers education and residential places four nights a week to boys aged eight to 16 with SEMH needs.... The County Council’s ambition for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in North Yorkshire is that they have the opportunity to attend a school or provision in their local community where they can make friends, put down roots and continue to live with their family wherever possible…. Despite the decline in demand for residential school places, there is still a strong demand for day, or extended day places for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH.)… “We have a strong vision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, which includes giving young people the opportunity to be educated close to their communities and to live in a family environment wherever possible….