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(UK) Teesside: New special school with 100 places for 'high needs' students

Nov 4, 2022, Teesside Live: The new special school promising 'high aspirations for all learners to achieve their potential'

NE England

A ribbon cutting ceremony has taken place to mark the official opening of a new special school which will eventually offer a hundred places to children from across the Tees Valley.

River Tees Academy Grangetown is operating from temporary accommodation in Charlbury Road, Middlesbrough. It will eventually move permanently to a new location in Alexandra Road, Grangetown, subject to planning permission.

The school, which caters for pupils aged five to 19 with social, emotional and mental health needs, was one of more than 30 free special schools announced by the Government in July 2020….

The trust successfully applied to establish a new free special school for the Tees Valley with the Education and Skills Funding Agency previously earmarking £6.5m [$7.4M] towards its capital and start-up costs. The Department for Education has also allocated £2.3m [S2.6M] over two years in so-called ‘high needs’ funding to provide special educational needs places….

Trust chairman Pat Cambage cuts the ribbon with the help of pupils to officially open the River Tees Academy Grangetown free special school (Image: River Tees Multi-Academy Trust)


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