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(UK) Worcester: Fence to be built around special needs school to keep students in

Oct 15, 2017, Worcester, UK, Solihull Observer: Security fence erected at school - to stop students getting out https://solihullobserver.co.uk/news/security-fence-erected-at-school-to-stop-students-getting-out/ A SECURITY fence looks set to be erected around a special school in Henley to stop pupils getting out. River House School on Stratford Road – which was recently renamed Arden Fields School – cares for children with behavioural, social and emotional issues and is on the same site as Henley School. For the past two years it has been rated inadequate by school inspectors Ofsted and placed in special measures. One of the issues raised by inspectors was attendance, which they described as ‘very low’. … A council spokesman said: “River House School is a special school for children with behavioural, emotional and social problems. “The school have experienced issues with pupils leaving the school premises during school hours with implications for the safety and security of both the pupils and the residents and users of adjacent premises.... Around a third of students at the school have additional issues including attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder , oppositional defiant disorder, attachment disorder, autism and speech, language and communication difficulties.