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(UK) St. Helens: $10M for new special school; 'more therapeutic learning environment'

Oct 3, 2021, St Helens Star: Work progressing on £7.6m [$10M] new Penkford school

W. England WORK to create a new £7.6m home for Penkford School is under way. Staff and pupils had the chance to see the work for themselves when they paid a visit to the school’s new home at the former Red Bank Education Unit in Newton-le-Willows. They were joined by members of St Helens Borough Council’s Cabinet. … The council approved the project in September 2020. The vacant site will be brought back to life with the extension of the existing building to create "a more therapeutic learning environment"…. Anne Kyle, head teacher at Penkford School, added: “The Special Educational Needs children of St Helens deserve the best facilities to learn in, as they already have so many barriers to learning to overcome. "The whole school community, but especially the pupils are so excited and grateful to St Helens Borough Council for investing in them and their futures. "We cannot wait to start our learning journey in our brand new school.”


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