New special free school for Northumberland

A new special school for Northumberland has been announced – bringing 80 new places for children with autism and social, emotional and mental health needs.

The announcement of 35 new special free schools nationally was made on Sunday 19 July by the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, and one of these will be in Blyth.

Northumberland County Council was successful in its bid to establish a new special school and has run a formal competition for a trust to run the school.

Prosper Learning Trust has been the successful bidder and will manage the school, providing education for pupils aged 11 to 16, and scheduled to open in September 2022.

Further details can be found here.

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