*(UK) W. Yorkshire: New school for kids with social/emotional issues

August 3, 2017, West Yorkshire, England, Telegraph and Argus: Funding agreed for new special needs school in Lower Grange, Bradford A NEW special school for children with additional social, emotional and mental health needs will be opened in Bradford. Bradford Council has secured funding for a new school for 72 young people, aged ten to 19, and the plan is for it to be built on the Rhodesway Playing Fields in Lower Grange. … Details of the new Bradford school come as part of a Government announcement of 19 new SEND schools across the country. ... The Bradford school is part of a push by the Council to create hundreds more places for pupils with conditions such as autism in the coming years. The Council has previously proposed two new SEND free schools, as well as creating about 360 places at schools with a specialist provision across the district. The current situation has recently been described as “bursting at the seams.” Michael Jameson, strategic director of children’s services, said: “Getting this funding from central Government has involved a lot of work and planning from a number of partners. It’s good news for the district that we are able to expand provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities.”