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(UK) Thornbury: New 50 student/42 staff special school proposed

Mar 23, 2023, Gloucestershire Gazette: Plans for new Witherslack Group special school near Thornbury and A38

SW England

A NEW school for children and young people with special educational needs could open near Thornbury….

Witherslack has told the Gazette that the proposed school - which is near the A38 - would provide space for up to 50 pupils aged between 9 to 19 years old.

It is also thought the school would also create up to 42 new full time jobs….

According to the application there are currently 6,111 children in South Gloucestershire who have SEND, which is higher than the national average.

Planners say they believe their new school would help ‘ease pressures on a range of local educational authorities’.

A council document reads: “The proposal seeks consent for change of use to a day school catering for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. …


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