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(UK) Sittingbourne to add fourth special school

June 8, 2021, Kent Online: New Sittingbourne special needs school planned for offices in Bell Road https://www.kentonline.co.uk/sittingbourne/news/new-special-needs-school-planned-for-town-248648/

SE England Plans for a new school which would help 50 children with special needs have been submitted the local authority. Swale council received proposals to turn offices at a two-storey building in Bell Road, Sittingbourne, into a new SEN school, which could open in September. If approved, Alternative Learning Project (ALP) Schools would take over the premises and teach pupils aged seven to 19, as well as employing 32 staff. ALP Schools only has one more site in Kent, based in Gravesend. If approved it would become one of four special schools in Sittingbourne, after the recent openings of Aspire School, in Vellum Drive in September and Infiniti School in Doddington in October, as well as Meadowfield School in Swanstree Avenue. Between them they would offer around 490 places for children with special needs. ALP Sittingbourne would be open between 8.30am and 3pm on weekdays, and 11am to 4pm at the weekends. 'School should be fun and memorable where students are happy.'… It also plans to have eight one on one classroom for its pupils and eight more group classes.