Special school set for an expansion



A special needs school in Luton is planning an expansion and the council would like the public’s views.

The development of Woodlands Secondary School in Northwell Drive would allow the school to accommodate 100 additional students and 75 more staff over the next five years.

The plans include modern classrooms, therapy and nursing rooms, a space for dance and drama and a remodelled school entrance.

Cllr Waheed Akbar said: “We are currently investing in schools to accommodate Luton’s increasing population. The expansion of Woodlands Secondary School will help us to address much-needed school places in the town.”

The unique school caters for pupils with a range of special education needs using a variety of learning resources including multi-sensory facilities and a therapy pool.

The proposals will be on display on Saturday from 10.30am-1pm and Thursday December 12 from 3pm-7pm at Woodlands Secondary School. Members of the project team will be present at the exhibition to explain the proposals and answer any questions.

The consultation will remain open until January 13 2014 before a planning application is submittedin February. Visit www.luton.gov.uk/currentconsultations to find out more.




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