Special Schools development project
Wiltshire Council is making a £33m investment in special schools in north Wiltshire, working with our construction partners Willmott Dixon to provide up to 400 places for SEND pupils aged from early years to post-16 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 as permanent head is appointed and emerging build plans are shared
- Silverwood School - new name chosen for special school as plans progress for the future
- Community invited to have their say at first viewing of early plans for new school build
- New head, new school as special schools project in the north takes major step forward
- New build for special school's investment moves major step forward 05 June 2020
- Government gives green light for next stage in Wiltshire's special schools investment
- Detailed vision to secure future provision for SEND pupils moves to next phase
- November 2019 Cabinet meeting
- Office of the Schools Adjudicator Decision
In this Community Engagement presentation, the designs shown are concept designs in development, these may change ahead of the planning application.
Wiltshire Council has been 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 is expected to be 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. Theshows how the council proposes to spend this funding.
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.