Special needs school in Ham in line for special upgrade
Parents of children with special educational needs (SEN) could have purpose built facilities when a special needs school expands on to the site of three mainstream counterparts.
Plans include developing and relocating at Strathmore School in Ham, by creating purpose-built facilities co-located on the sites of Russell Primary School and Grey Court School.
The consultation also proposes a third location - a new SEN school located on the Clifden Road site in Twickenham.
Councillor Christine Percival, cabinet member for education, said: “By developing the special school provision alongside our mainstream schools, we can increase the extent to which children with disabilities and learning difficulties can access the whole curriculum and extended school activities.
“At the same time they will have a specially designed facility with remodelled, high quality buildings to ensure that their needs are addressed.”
Interested parties can have their say on the council’s website and are invited to a public meeting on February 11 at Ham Youth Centre at 6pm.