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Community event to reveal plans for new special school in Brockworth

Published
02.09.2020

A community engagement event will take place on Tuesday 8 September to display the proposed plans for the new special school.

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The drop-in event, which will be held between 4pm and 7pm at Brockworth Community Centre, will give people a chance to view the proposed designs for the school before plans are finalised and a planning application is submitted.

Subject to planning approval it is proposed the school will open in 2022 on Mill Lane, Brockworth, providing 75 places for young people aged 11-16 with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. While focusing on SEMH needs, the school will also support children with autism and speech, language and communication needs.  

At the event, there will  be representatives from the principal contractors (EG Carters), the architect (Robothams), the academy sponsor (Learn@Multi Academy Trust) and Gloucestershire County Council available to answer questions and listen to any feedback on the school or designs.

Cllr Patrick Molyneux, cabinet member for education, economy and skills, said: “We’re committed to making sure all children get the education they deserve, which is why we’re investing over £100 million into our county’s schools. There is strong support for increasing the special educational needs provision in the county and this school will provide much-needed places for local children.”

Arrangements will be made to make sure that social distancing can be observed. People attending will also need to wear a face covering inside the community centre and provide contact details for Track and Tracing purposes. For those who would prefer to avoid a face-to-face event, the plans will remain on display at Brockworth Community Centre until 15 September, so that people can drop-in to view the designs and provide feedback. The designs will also be available on www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/new-special-school from 8 September.

For more information on the new school, check the FAQs on the website, or contact 01452 427262 or SEMHschoolproposals@gloucestershire.gov.uk if you have any further questions.

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