Information on the development of SEND provision within Wiltshire.
Wiltshire Council is making a £33 million investment in special schools in north Wiltshire. Working with our construction partners, Willmott Dixon, we will be providing up to 400 places for our SEND pupils, from early years to post-16 years, on the Rowde site, by September 2023.
Wiltshire Council wants to ensure that all children and young people with SEND have access to a first-class education. The project is part of a wider plan that has seen the special schools of Larkrise, St Nicholas, and Rowdeford, come together to form Silverwood school.
Here you can find out information about the project, including newsletters and frequently asked questions, and find opportunities to get involved in working with us to have your say on the design of the new buildings.
To ask us a question, email SpecialSchools@wiltshire.gov.uk
- School starts new chapter
- New name chosen for special school
- Community invited to have their say
- New head, new school
- New build for special school's investment
- Government gives the green light
- Detailed vision to secure future provision
- November 2019 Cabinet meeting
For further up to date news from Wiltshire Council you can visit the main council news feed.
For SEND specific updates we also have own on Local Offer news section.
Wiltshire Council was awarded £1,359,723 from the Department for Education to support them in creating new places and improve facilities at existing schools for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The funding has been used to develop provision for pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or a Statement of Special Education Needs in mainstream and/or special schools. The final local plan shows how this funding was spent:
Wiltshire Council was successful in securing a bid with the Department for Education to create a new special free school for children and young people aged 4-19 with Autistic Spectrum Condition /Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs in the South of the county. This will provide an additional 150 places over time, to meet future demand and reduce geographic inequality of provision between North and South. This school is part of a wider programme of work.
Lyneham Primary School
Wiltshire Council proposes to establish a resource base (a Special Educational Needs [SEN] provision) at Lyneham Primary School, Lyneham, Wiltshire. This proposal has been developed in response to the demand for special educational needs provision in the North Wiltshire area. Should the creation of the resource base be agreed, the council and the school will work together to ensure that all admissions are handled effectively and efficiently.
For more information please read the following: