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Blackburn autism school nearing completion – Lancashire Telegraph

A multi-million pound specialist autism school is nearing completion.

The single storey facility for Newfield School on the former Crosshill School site was approved in July 2016 and is now expected to be completed by the middle of May.

The school, which will feature a sensory space, will be furnished and ready for use from September.

Executive member for schools and education, Cllr Dave Harling, said: “The local authority capital programme has paved the way for a new build and extensive landscaping for Newfield School on the former Crosshill School site.

“A brand new single storey autism specialist facility for teaching will feature a sensory space, multi-use areas, hall and kitchen facilities, which will be linked through a corridor back into the existing Newfield school.

“The anticipated completion date for the work is 11th May 2018 with the school being furnished and commissioned ready for use from September 2018 following the £5.6m investment.”

The centre is set to offer 22 new places for pupils with autism and incorporate the existing 38 at the school.

Read more at: http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/16098633.Blackburn_autism_school_nearing_completion/

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