This school, which is being built close to the town centre, will reduce the distance children need to travel to other special schools in Northampton and across the boundary into Warwickshire. It will form part of Daventry District Council’s learning quarter plan.
The school will open in September 2016 initially with pupils in Reception, Year 3, Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12. Numbers will then grow each year until 2019 when the school will be full with a total of 175 children.
Places at the new school will be principally commissioned by Northamptonshire County Council for children with statements for educational needs, including Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Impairment.
“Our children and young people will leave our care ready for the next stage of their adult life, with no limits to what they might achieve”, added Peter Burrell.
Nearby, BAM has just finished work on The Other Place for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon, and is building Coventry University’s Science and Health Building. It was previously responsible for building Tresham Institute in Corby, among many other structures.
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