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(UK) Wilmslow special school to expand from 170 places to 250

July 10, 2021, Nantwich News: South Cheshire specialist school for autistic children to expand

West central England

A special school in South Cheshire rated as outstanding by Ofsted looks set to expand on to a satellite site, writes Belinda Ryan. Cheshire East Council wants to remodel and refurbish the Dean Row Centre in Wilmslow as a satellite site for the highly rated Springfield School in Crewe. The expansion will provide a specialist setting for children and young people with complex needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and increase the 170 pupil places by 80 to 250 from September 2022. In recent years, children living in Cheshire East have been transported to schools outside the borough because there was not enough specialist provision. The council has worked to address this and since then has opened a new 48 place school, The Axis Academy, in Crewe, and a new 12 place resource provision at Shavington Primary Academy. Other schemes have opened in Macclesfield at Puss Bank School and Nursery and Park Lane School. … “The proposal to remodel and refurbish the Dean Row Centre for use by Springfield School to provide specialist ASD school placements form part of the wider council scheme to deliver more in area SEND provision.”…


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