Meeting for new special school

Families are being invited to a consultation event on Wednesday next week over plans to build a new school in Daventry for children with special educational needs.

The Education Excellence for All (EE4A) trust is inviting views on its proposal for the Daventry Special Academy as it develops an application to the Department for Education to establish the facility.

Daventry District Council (DDC) has been working with EE4A to identify potential sites for the school, which it is hoped could open in September 2016.

The event starts at 6pm on Wednesday at the iCon centre in Daventry.

It will be an opportunity for the community to find out more about the plans.

DDC leader Cllr Chris Millar said: “We see the proposal for this school as an important part of Daventry’s educational offer to its community and it would complement and integrate with other educational facilities as part of our vision to regenerate the town.

“It would reduce the distances children with special needs would be required to travel for school as well as meeting educational needs in the area.”

There will be a survey and a question and answer session.