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Cabinet to consider plans to create more special school places in Lancaster

Proposals to create more special school places will be discussed this week.

At its meeting on Thursday 11 July, cabinet will be asked to consider the results of the formal consultation that took place between 22 May and 26 June 2024 to increase the number of places on the main school site in all year groups.

Councillors will also consider plans to re-designate Bleasdale School in Carnforth, Lancaster, as a school for children and young people with Generic Learning Difficulties.

Currently, the school caters for children and young people with Severe Learning Difficulties.

This decision was proposed following a request by the school's leadership and governing board because the pupil profile at the school and throughout Lancashire has changed over time.

County Councillor Jayne Rear, cabinet member for Education and Skills, said:

"The demand for special needs provision in Lancashire continues to increase and we will continue to look at ways we can address this.

"We remain committed to providing high quality places to ensure that more children in the Lancaster area get the support they need to reach their full potential, closer to their homes."