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Information sessions for multi-million-pound special school

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People are invited to find out more about exciting plans to rebuild a multi-million-pound special school at events later this month.

Dudley Council is hosting two information sessions about its £15millon investment in the Pens Meadow School to be built on the site of the former Pensnett High School.

The sessions will be held on Wednesday November 23 from 4 to 6pm and Saturday November 26 from 10am to noon at the school building on the Tiled House Lane site.

People can view designs and hear how the purpose-built building will deliver better facilities for pupils with complex needs, including autism and those with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

When built, the school will provide education for 155 children and young people aged three to 19 years.

It will have state-of-the-art art equipment, therapy rooms, a hydrotherapy pool, changing facilities, outdoor teaching and play areas, community group facilities, and 14 bespoke classrooms specifically designed to cater to children with additional needs.

Work is expected to start next summer after planning and funding for the school were secured.

Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children’s services, said:

This is an exciting development in the heart of the community and designed to significantly improve the education for children and young people who attend.
It would be great to share our vision for the school with local people and businesses, so they can understand its value and consider how they could support the school and its pupils in the future.

People can use the visitor car park when attending the information sessions and are asked to enter the building via reception.

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