(UK) Sheffield: New special school needed to 'meet growing demand'

Mar 20, 2021, Sheffield Chad: Education chiefs back new Mansfield school plans (North central England)

A new satellite school for children with special educational needs is to open on the site of a Mansfield primary school. … It will be housed on the grounds of King Edward Primary and Nursery School, on Littleworth, after Nottinghamshire County Council gave the plans the green light to help meet demand in the county. … However, under the plans they will be used to provide up to three new classes and 24 specialist primary-age places from September. The costs of adapting the buildings should be just under £300,000 [$414,000]

while providing the extra places each year will be around £594,000 [$821,000]. … Councillor Philip Owen, chairman of the county council’s Children and Young People’s Committee, said: “I am committed to investing in our children’s education and their future. I am very pleased that plans for this new facility have been agreed, and that we can go ahead with building the new satellite school. “It will mean that we can continue to increase the number of specialist school places available in Nottinghamshire, to meet growing demand."