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(UK) Shelf, England: New special school with 60 places amid 'growing need'

June 25, 2020, Bradford Telegraph and Argus: New SEN school, Millcourt, in Shelf, is preparing to open in September https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/18541746.new-sen-school-millcourt-shelf-preparing-open-september/ A NEW school for nine to 18-year-olds with special educational needs is readying to open in Shelf in September. Specialist education provider, Witherslack Group, is currently converting a large office building at Shelf Mills, Wade House Road, into a day school for up to 60 pupils. The firm already runs two schools and a vocational training centre in the Wakefield area - which are full - and has identified the need for a new specialist day facility in the area…. “This is needed to provide for the identified growing need and to reduce the travel times for pupils. By creating a more sustainably acceptable arrangement for children with specialist educational needs, the siting of a specialist school at Halifax would be highly desirable.”