Wiltshire Set to Open New Special Education School

Unlocking the Potential of Every Student!

Wiltshire is set to benefit from a brand new, free school providing 130 places for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). This exciting new development will ensure that all SEND children have access to the educational support and care they need, in a safe and supportive environment. With a focus on providing first-class teaching and opportunities, this new school will be an invaluable resource for the local community.

The new school for children aged 4 to 19 in Wiltshire is designed to address the increasing demand for SEND places. With experienced staff, specialist classrooms, and tailored learning programs, this school is the perfect solution for those looking for a high-quality education for their children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The Department of Education is excited to announce that it will fund and build a brand new, free school, likely to open in 2026! While the exact location has not yet been decided, we will be sure to keep you updated as plans progress.

Cabinet Member for Education and Skills Laura Mayes has declared that all children and young people should experience their school as a place of learning and growth. Wiltshire Council is dedicated to providing the necessary specialist support for students with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) so that they can make the most out of their time in school. This is great news for our Wiltshire children and will ensure they are allowed to reach their full potential.

Cabinet Member for SEND Jane Davies enthusiastically welcomed the Department for Education’s commitment to building a new school for SEND pupils, noting that “we have already allocated significant investment to creating extra SEND places, making this an especially welcome addition.” She is confident that the new school will provide a much-needed boost to the current provision of SEND places in the area.

We will be sharing more news with parents and carers as plans move forward.”

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