Springfield School Extension Feb 2019

Work continues to create additional school places across Cheshire East

Work continues to create additional 140 SEN school places across Cheshire East with the extension of Springfield School in Crewe well underway with an estimated completion date of April this year.

The Cheshire East sufficiency statement shows that there is a need to increase specialist school places in the borough as too many pupils have very long journeys.  One in five pupils attending specialist schools have a journey over 45 minutes each way.

Ongoing work is also taking place to open the new SEN Free School which is due to open in September 2020 with 40 places.  The new school, called the Axis Academy, will be built on the former Lodgefields School site in Crewe and will support pupil development across all key stages.

Other schools with plans for more places are:

schools with plans for more places
School  StatusNumber of places 
 Shavington Primary  Complete  12 places
 Springfield Special School Building work underway with estimated completion date of April 2019  24 places
Puss Bank Primary Consultation complete 7 places
Park Lane Special School Planning and feasibility stage 40 places
Adelaide Special School Detailed work progressing 12 places
Monks Coppenhall Primary Consultation complete 6 places

The 0-25 SEND Partnership is committed to providing the best quality education and support for all children and young people to ensure they achieve their full potential and to develop the range of skills and experiences they need to equip them for adulthood.

For more information please contact SOCS@cheshireeast.gov.uk