Plans laid out to extend Kettering special needs school

A Kettering special educational needs school could extend under new plans laid out by Northamptonshire County Council.

Tuesday, 1st November 2016, 5:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:24 pm
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The authority is proposing to expand Wren Spinney’s Westover Road base by a single storey.

The plans include a new classroom, classroom extension and new storage space.

The school currently provides for 48 pupils with complex needs and learning difficulties, with a capacity for a further 12 pupils.

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A county council planning statement reads: “The extension of Wren Spinney School will positively contribute to the reduction in the number of pupils with specialist education needs whose needs are met in independent specialist provision, by increasing the proportion of pupils whose additional needs are met in-county.

“The pupil numbers in special schools in the county have increased at both primary and secondary level since 2010.

“Growth has been at a faster rate than mainstream schools, increasing by 33 per cent for primary and 22 per cent for secondary.

“This scheme, if approved, will improve the facilities and bring the accommodation up to a high standard so the school can operate to capacity.”

A decision could be made by November 16 this year.

To view the plans, click here.