Signposting - Schools & learning - Schools - Funding for a New Special School

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Funding for a New Special School

Wiltshire Council has learnt that its bid for Free School funding from the Department for Education (DfE) has been successful. This funding will enable a permanent school to be built in the south of the county for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH). The provision in the south of the county, currently at Springfields South which opened in February for ASD and SEMH pupils at Sarum Academy, will stay open and grow if necessary prior to the new school opening. Although Wiltshire Council is proposing the new school will open by 2026, discussions are also taking place between Wiltshire Council and Springfield South to expand current provision at the Sarum Academy site to address current needs. You can read Wiltshire Council’s statement [HERE].