Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Hyndburns special school provision takes a step backward under coalition cuts

Building Schools for The Future cuts will impact on Hyndburn's special school re-organisation.

The amalgamated White Ash and Broadfield School's (with the closure of North Cliffe) were to be mainstreamed on a multi-campus's at Hollins Technology College and a Primary School.
 

Lancashire County Council had proposed :
Close North Cliffe School on 31 August 2011

Re-designate White Ash School as a community special school (primary age) on 1 September 2011, catering for 70 boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 11 years with learning difficulties. (It is proposed that this school will co-locate with a partner mainstream primary school when the Primary Capital Programme is rolled out in Hyndburn from 2013 at the earliest).

Re-designate Broadfield School as a community special school (secondary school) on 1 September 2011, catering for 130 boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 19 years with learning difficulties. (It is proposed that this school will co-locate with a partner mainstream secondary school, Hollins Technology College, as part of the next phase of Building Schools for the Future developments).