(UK) Thurrock: Plans to open 2 new special schools with places for 1,340 students

June 10, 2018, (UK) Essex, Your Thrurrock: Plans for two schools in Grays could take “significant step forward” / PLANS to create 1,340 new school places in Thurrock are expected to take another significant step forward, with sites set to be confirmed for two new schools next week. Thurrock Council works closely with the borough’s schools, the Education Skills and Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Department for Education to ensure there are enough school places to meet demand…. Meanwhile, Treetops Special School – a 140-place all-through special school for pupils with autism and moderate learning difficulties, would be built on the former Torrells County Secondary School for Girls site in Buxton Road, Grays…. “These two new schools will be vital in ensuring that there are enough places to meet demand and all young people can achieve their aspirations in Thurrock.”