Free school meeting aims to get views

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A Corby-based academy is seeking to open a new free special school in the town.

The Maplefields Teaching School Alliance is preparing to submit an application to the Department for Education and is hosting an event at the Pen Green Children’s Centre on Tuesday, April 21, between 7pm and 8pm where they want to get the views of parents.

A spokesman for the academy said: “Demand for special school places has increased in the past few years and all special schools in the area are oversubscribed. Families from Corby have been obliged to transport children from the town to settings around the county.”