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(UK) Sheffield: New autism school okayed; 'we're really excited'

Mar 7, 2023, The Star: New school for youngsters in Barnsley and Sheffield with autism given government go ahead

Central England

The joint bid submitted by Barnsley and Sheffield councils will provide a new free special school in the north of Sheffield, although the exact location has not yet been confirmed….

Councillor Dawn Dale, chair of education, children and families policy committee at Sheffield City Council, said: “It goes without saying that this is fantastic news, and will make a huge difference for children and young people with special educational needs.

"We’ve been lobbying the Government for some time to increase our places in South Yorkshire so this is a great result for Sheffield and Barnsley.

“We’re really excited about this, the school will help to provide much needed, high quality and local special educational need places for so many across our region.”


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