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(UK) Stoke-on-Trent: New autism school for 70 boys proposed

Aug 22, 2022, Stoke Sentinel: Plans unveiled for brand new school on the site of an old one (Midlands) The new school set to be built on the site of the former Abbey Hill School would cater for up to 70 boys with special educational needs https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/plans-unveiled-brand-new-school-7412043

Plans have been submitted for a new special school. The new build school, which would cater for up to 70 boys, aged 11 to 16, would be built on the site of the former Abbey Hill School off Greasley Road, Abbey Hulton.

It would be part of the Manor Hall Academy Trust, which already runs 12 special schools, most of them in Staffordshire. The school would be for boys with with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and SLCN (Speech, Language and Communication Needs)….

The application states: "The new school will be a part of the Manor Hall Academy Trust and will offer a specialist curriculum, in a suitable environment, with specialist staff and will improve outcomes of ASC /SLCN children in the borough….

"In the future, the growth of the Manor Hall Trust and its special school membership can only be to the benefit of the individual schools and most importantly the children and young adults. It is also recognised that historic boundaries are gradually disappearing and the trust is open to working with schools across the West Midlands."…

An artist's impression of the new special school