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(UK) Suffolk: New school SPED unit; up to 24 students

Sept 14, 2023, Suffolk Live: Plans for new special needs education unit at Suffolk school

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Suffolk County Council has received a planning application for a new school unit aimed at children with special needs in Bury St Edmunds. The unit would be part of Sybil Andrews Academy, on Rougham Tower Avenue, and would welcome between 18 and 24 pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The application says the project is necessary “to ensure that children in Suffolk are educated in an environment that supports them to fulfil their potential”. It follows an Ofsted report resulting in a rating of “requires improvement” due, among other criticisms, to SEND children not being “supported as well as they should be” — the proposals aim to provide just that. …


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