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More special needs learning places might be created in West Norfolk

More special needs learning places might be created in West Norfolk

Published by KLFM
12:22pm 7th January 2020.

West Norfolk could see 32 new learning places for children with special education needs.

These would be in mainstream schools - providing access to special needs classes.

A consultation run by Norfolk County Council opens today on the proposals.

The West Norfolk plans are part of a larger countywide proposal to create 142 new learning places at ten mainstream schools. 

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The proposal is for the new places to be provided at specialist referral bases (SRBs) at ten different locations across the county.

SRBs operate as part of mainstream schools, providing access to special needs classes.

The plan is part of Norfolk County Council’s £120 million transformation of special educational needs.

The programme seeks to create 500 extra school places by building up to four new specialist schools and expanding existing SRBs or building new ones.

West Norfolk schools in the proposal:

School/Academy Trust Proposal Consultation date
Greyfriars Academy 16 autism places

14th January 2.30 - 3.30pm at Greyfriars Academy

29th January 5.30 - 6.30pm at Greyfriars Academy

Hillcrest Primary School 16 places for Learning and Cognition needs

15th January 3 - 4pm at Hillcrest Primary

30th January 5 - 6pm at Hillcrest Parimary


The consultation is open until 4th February and you can have your say by visiting the Citizenspace website.

Printed copies of the consultation document can also be requested by emailing schoolreview@norfolk.gov.uk

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