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(UK) Worthing: Special ed center approved; Ratio: max 23 students/30-35 staff

Sept 26, 2022, Sussex Live: Worthing Borough Council approves plans for new education centre for children with special needs

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Plans for a new education centre with overnight accommodation for children with special needs have been approved by Worthing Borough Council to help young people in the area.

The centre, which will be in the former Grade II-listed Courtlands building in Goring, will help children with learning difficulties and autism aged between 11 to 16. As well as being an educational facility, the building, which is in Parklands Avenue, will also include overnight accommodation for the students. The building has been left empty for the last five years and will now be put to good use….

To ensure the education facility best meets the needs of the children, the school will only have a maximum of 23 students at any one time, with around 30 to 35 members of staff on hand. These will include a manager, cook, housekeeper, security and healthcare professionals.

The Courtlands building, which is where the education centre will be based, will have its existing conservatory demolished and a new shed, garden room and single-storey extension added. The building, which was constructed in 1906, will retain as much of its former character as possible.

The building is Grade II listed and has its own gardens (Image: Adur and Worthing Council)


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