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(UK) Wales: Special school adds 55 places; cost: $350K

Sept 5, 2021, South Wales Argus: Pen y Cwm, Ebbw Vale, to expand by 55 spaces https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/19556150.pen-y-cwm-ebbw-vale-expand-55-spaces/

AN EXTRA 55 pupils will be able to be taught at Pen y Cwm special school in Ebbw Vale. At a special meeting on Wednesday, September 1, councillors on Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council’s Executive team agreed to redevelop the school to increase its capacity from 120 to 175. Pen y Cwm is a special school catering for children and young people from three to 19 years old. The school caters for a wide range of disabilities and difficulties ranging from severe learning difficulties (SLD) to profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as visual and hearing impaired pupils. During the last decade the number of pupils taught at Pen y Cwm has increased by over a third…. The changes will cost around £250,000 [$350K] which will be met from the council’s capital maintenance grant and the Welsh Government’s ALN (Additional Learning Needs) grant funding….


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