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(UK) Wednesbury: Special primary school for 126 approved; official 'delighted'

July 27, 2020, Wolverhampton Express and Star: New school for autistic pupils to open in Wednesbury Central England Long-awaited plans to open a special school with places for more than 120 autistic children in Sandwell have been approved by the Department for Education. The new special school will be built in Wednesbury … Following the council’s successful bid for a new special free school, the Victoria Academies Trust will work with the council to create a purpose-built school – offering 126 specialist places for primary aged pupils with autism and associated learning difficulties – in Wednesbury…. Councillor Joyce Underhill, Sandwell’s cabinet member for Best Start in Life, said: “I am delighted that Victoria Park Academies Trust has been successful…. "The success of this provision has driven the trust’s desire to expand into the special school field and we were delighted to be able to respond to a call by Sandwell Council for applications to provide this much needed facility in the borough.”


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