Belmont Special School in Cheltenham
Work was completed in August 2021 to provide the children and young people who attend this popular special school with some additional classroom accommodation. Early in 2020 Gloucestershire County Council began working closely with the governors over the design and location for some additional classroom space. The school is one of the academies in the Supporting Achievement and Nurturing Development (SAND) Multi Academy Trust and has the capacity to support 156 children and young people with complex special educational needs and disabilities. Typically the pupils who attend the school have Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) but over time the school has admitted pupils with additional and more complex needs and additional space was required for more individualised intervention work.
The additional accommodation has been delivered to a high standard and was funded from the commitment made by Gloucestershire County Council’s Cabinet members in June 2020 to allocate an additional £3m to improve facilities in Gloucestershire’s special schools. The headteacher and the pupils at the school are very pleased with the new facilities and they enable the school to continue to be able to support some of Gloucestershire’s most vulnerable children and young people in the best possible way.
Images of the completed work