Extra cash for education in Stoke on Trent
Written by Hitmix News Team on 14 July 2021
7.5 million pounds is being pumped into improving education in Stoke-on-Trent.
The cash will be spent on a purpose-built special school extension on the former Middlehurst School site that will join the Orchard Community Trust.
This will mean that more children can be educated in the city, rather than having to travel long distances out of the city every day.
A fresh Special Educational Needs Inclusion Strategy will be implemented this autumn and the council have already started making improvements on the offer to these young people and their families.
The funding is in addition to the extra 10 million of revenue funding that the local authority is receiving to support children with special education needs.