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Your Norfolk summer 2019

Bold plan to transform special needs education takes another step forward

Norfolk County Council has secured Government funding of up to £17 million to build a new 170 place school in the county for children aged 3-19 with complex needs.

The bid was made as part of our ambitious £120 million plan to transform education for children with special education needs and disabilities.

Five hundred additional places will be created across the county by building up to four new schools and developing more specialist units in mainstream schools. More outreach will be provided to help schools meet the needs of children with special educational needs.

As part of this transformation, we are developing a new school for children with social, emotional and mental health needs on the former Alderman Swindell school site in Great Yarmouth. The school will be run as a free school and will take about two years to build.

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