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Plans for new special schools

Ambitious proposals to build up to four new special schools in Norfolk are gaining pace.

Norfolk County Council is investing £120 million in creating more than 500 school places for children with special educational needs and disabilities, including hundreds of places in specialist bases at mainstream schools.

Artist\'s impression of GY SEND school

Artist's impression of the new special educational needs school on the former Alderman Swindell school site in Great Yarmouth © NPS Property Consultants

We are hoping to build a new school for children with social, emotional and mental health needs in Great Yarmouth; and a new school for children with autism in Fakenham. Extra government funding is also enabling us to plan a new school for children with complex needs in Easton.

The schools are proposed on the former Alderman Swindell school site in Great Yarmouth; the site of the former Fakenham VI Form; and on the Easton College campus in Easton. These will all be subject to planning agreement.

We are also working in partnership with the county’s schools to ensure that more children with special educational needs are getting the support they need in mainstream schools.

For more information on the proposals visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/newsend

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