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(UK) Tameside: New $16M special school for 'complex' needs is approved

Dec 30, 2022, Manchester Evening News: Multi-million pound new special educational needs school given green light by chiefs

N. England

Plans for a new multi-million pound special educational needs school have been given the green light.

Tameside’s planning committee has voted in favour of proposals to expand and relocate a Tameside special school.

The £13m [$16M] plans by the local authority will see Hawthorns School move to the Longdendale Playing Field site, in Mottram in Longdendale.

Hawthorns School is a primary age special school currently located on Lumb Lane in Audensaw, which caters for pupils with a range of ‘complex’ special educational needs, including autism.

Bosses want to open the new building, which will accommodate 220 places, by September 2023. The former ‘dated’ school building would close when the new building opens.

The new Hawthorns School designs (Image: jmarchitects)


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