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(UK) Stroud: New special school; "there is increasing demand"

June 23, 2022, Stroud News and Journal: Major decision on new school for Stroud https://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/20230601.decision-made-regarding-new-special-school-stroud/

SW England

A DECISION was made on a new special school in Stroud.

Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet met yesterday to approve the funding for a new 60-place primary special school in Stroud.

The cabinet approved the extra £1.5m [$1.8M] in funding to improve schools in the county….

The new special school in Stroud will support 60 children aged four to 11 with moderate and additional learning difficulties in the school building formerly occupied by Severn View Primary Academy. …

The planned opening date is the start of the next academic year in September 2023.

Council leaders say there is an increasing demand in Gloucestershire for special school places, which means children sometimes go to schools out of the county or to independent schools when there aren’t places available. …

The planned opening date is the start of the next academic year in September 2023.

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