June 23, 2018, (UK) Carlisle News and Star: New school on way for children with autism http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/New-school-on-way-for-children-with-autism-696905d8-7052-4851-b4af-886cb05f0f34-ds PLANS to build a school for children with autism in Workington have been given the go-ahead by planners. … The school will eventually cater for up to 56 children aged from four to 19, with no more than eight pupils to a class. It is a requirement for free schools to start with a smaller number of pupils and work towards capacity. It is still to be confirmed which year groups Cumbria Academy for Autism will initially teach. Admissions arrangements are currently being developed with the Local Education Authority and the Department for Education. The proposed school aims to bridge the gap which exists for student with autism, between existing mainstream schools and those which cater for children with complex needs….