Demolition to make way for Coventry special education needs school on track - The Coventry Observer

Demolition to make way for Coventry special education needs school on track

Coventry Editorial 13th Feb, 2024   0

THE DEMOLITION of Woodlands School is set to be completed next month to make way for a new special educational needs school in the city, council chiefs have confirmed.

Work is on track to rehouse a special educational needs service which is currently being delivered by Woodfield School on two separate sites.

Children from the primary and secondary schools will be brought together on one site.

The move aims to allow youngsters to benefit from the additional space.

The demolition work began in November, and by next month, the contractor to carry out the next phase of the development will be named.

Work will start on site soon after.

Many of the buildings on site will be refurbished, with those not fit for purpose being demolished.

It is hoped the new school will open by September 2025.

The council’s cabinet member for education and skills, Coun Dr Kindy Sandhu, said: “Lots of hard work has gone into this new development already and although there is still lots to do, I am confident this is going to be a wonderful transformation for our young people in the city.

“Our goal is for every child in Coventry to have the greatest education possible and we know this facility will help to offer this.

“I have no doubt the new building will benefit the staff, parents, and students who use it.”

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