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(UK) Special needs provider to open ninth school in the UK

Nov 3, 2023, Insider: Listed building to become special educational needs school

A grade II-listed building in Headingley is set to be redeveloped into a special educational needs school following its acquisition.

Children's service provider Polaris has purchased Moorfield House, with the sale handled by property consultancy Fox Lloyd Jones.

The 20,000 sq ft building, on a 1.5-acre site, will allow Polaris to cater for up to 80 students, in addition to the eight schools already up and running across the UK.

Polaris supports children and young people with additional needs, by helping provide them with tailored, diverse and appropriate education in a safe and supportive environment.

Loren Cahill, project manager for Polaris, said: "We're absolutely thrilled with the acquisition of Moorfield House and Brahm Building in Headingley. With this remarkable space, we are poised to provide the best outcomes for young people, offering a supportive and empowering environment to learn, grow, and thrive.

"We cannot wait to open the doors to Ormston School and witness the positive impact we will undoubtedly make in the lives of these promising young individuals."…

Harry Finney, associate director for Fox Lloyd Jones, added: "We're really pleased to have successfully completed the sale of both Moorfield House and the Brahm Building to a user who is committed to restoring Moorfield House and will be using the wider site to its full potential….

"Moorfield House was a rare freehold opportunity and attracted significant interest from a diverse range of end users. We're looking forward to seeing how the Polaris team transform the building into an educational space that will benefit the wider community."…


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