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(UK) Sheffield: Autism school for 80 to open

Feb 22, 2022, Sheffield Star: New Sheffield school for children with autism to open this year

Central England

A new school for children with autism is set to open with a state of the art building in Sheffield later this year. Nexus Multi Academy Trust – which has 11 academies across South Yorkshire – will run the school for Sheffield children aged seven to 16 diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder and related social, emotional and mental health needs. Warren Carratt, Nexus chief executive, said: “We are so proud and privileged to be opening our new, ‘free’ special school. The successful completion of this project is testament to the hard work of colleagues from Sheffield City Council, Tilbury Douglas, Nexus MAT and the Department for Education.... It has been funded by the government’s Free School programme. The school will start with 60 pupils on its roll in September and aims to accommodate around 80 pupils within the next couple of years.


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