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(UK) Skelmersdale: Special school to add 30 more places (120 total) "to meet demand"

June 1, 2023, Lancashire County Council: Plans to expand 'Outstanding' Skelmersdale special school set for approval

NW England

Councillors are expected to approve plans to expand and increase the number of school places at Kingsbury Primary School in Skelmersdale next week.

The co-educational special school is proposing to create 30 additional places, increasing the number of places to 120.

Kingsbury Primary, which continues to be an 'Outstanding' school following a short Ofsted inspection in March 2017, is proposing to create additional teaching space by installing modular buildings on the main school site….

Cllr Jayne Rear, cabinet member for education and skills at Lancashire County Council, said: "We identified some time ago the need for special school places across the county and have been working hard to create more places to meet the demand….

"This will also reduce the reliance on the use of independent school placements, which present a growing pressure on funding.

"For these reasons, I will be asking cabinet colleagues to support these proposals."


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